Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Newcastle beats Leicester 1-0, moves closer to EPL survival

Leicester have won four games in a row under Brendan Rodgers who took over at the King Power in February Leicester have won four games in a row under Brendan Rodgers who took over at the King Power in February
Shannon Reynolds | 14 April, 2019, 19:11

Matt Ritchie swung in an inviting cross to the front post where Perez got in front of Wes Morgan to head across goal and into the far corner.

The Magpies' forward Salomon Randon nearly lit up the match in the 15th minute with a fiercely struck free-kick from just over 25-yards out that crashed against the underside of the crossbar.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy had struggled to penetrate Newcastle's well-drilled defence and when he finally got a sight of goal he misfired, lifting his shot over from Youri Tielemans' pass. This relationship between the players and fans means a lot to us.

Leicester now finish the season with games against West Ham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea as they look to secure a seventh-place finish.

Nobody would have expected anything different from Newcastle, they set up to defend and hit the Foxes on the counter-attack and it was effective in the first half.

"The important thing is learning from it, we're here to help the team improve eventually in these types of games". His seven tackles were more than anyone else on the pitch recorded.

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But he's now gone nine games in a Newcastle shirt without a goal or assist and even the most die hard fan will know that his end product does have to sharpen up.

The win is made all the better by the fact that Leicester had won their last four games but had limited chances to score this evening.

- Leicester City completed 649 passes, their highest total in a Premier League game since 2003-04 (when Opta began recording this data); indeed, three of their four highest successful pass tallies in this time in the division have been recorded in their six fixtures under Brendan Rodgers.

Amid rumours he might not be in charge next season if Ashley won't promise more investment, Benitez added: "We have to have a team who can compete".

Newcastle's Fabian Schar formed part of two changes from their defeat at Palace as Leicester' sole change resulted in the return of Harry Maguire.

- Newcastle have now picked up 16 points away from home in the Premier League this season (P17 W3 D7 L7), as many as they earned in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign on the road.

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