Newcastle United’s 4-2 win over Leicester City on Friday, was hard fought at the King Power Stadium. Leicester wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton in their previous game. Newcastle lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Arsenal. As things stand, Leicester are in 3rd place on the table and has 63 points while Newcastle sit in 13th with 39 points after 35 matches.
Newcastle found the net first, thanks to Joseph Willock giving The Magpies the lead at the 22 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Paul Dummett, on 34 minutes, finalising the first half 0-2.
Newcastle continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Callum Wilson, 64 minutes in. The momentum was now with Newcastle, who then scored again through a 2nd effort from Callum Wilson, on 73 minutes to establish a 4-0. However, Leicester weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Marc Albrighton in the 80th minute. The Foxes then scored again and pull-back thanks to a goal from Kelechi Iheanacho just before the final whistle to make it 4-2.
Both coaches used allfull available substitutions. For Leicester, Ayoze Perez, Luke Thomas and Nampalys Mendy, came on for Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison, Newcastle brought on Sean Longstaff, Joelinton and Jeff Hendrick, to replace Joseph Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron.
There were bookings for Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester. For Newcastle, Emil Krafth saw yellow.
Leicester will next play Manchester United away, with Newcastle facing Manchester City at home.
|Leicester City:||Kasper Schmeichel, Marc Albrighton, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana, Ricardo Pereira (Luke Thomas, min.69), James Maddison (Nampalys Mendy, min.77), Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi (Ayoze Perez, min.63), Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne, Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho|
|Newcastle United:||Martin Dubravka, Jacob Murphy, Paul Dummett, Emil Krafth, Federico Fernandez, Matt Ritchie, Joseph Willock (Sean Longstaff, min.77), Allan Saint-Maximin (Joelinton, min.83), Jonjo Shelvey, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron (Jeff Hendrick, min.88)|
|Stadium:||the King Power Stadium|
|Goals:||Joseph Willock (0-1, min. 22), Paul Dummett (0-2, min. 34), Callum Wilson (0-3, min. 64), Callum Wilson (0-4, min. 73), Marc Albrighton (1-4, min. 80) and Kelechi Iheanacho (2-4, min. 87)|