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Leicester City - Newcastle United
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- End of 2nd Half
FT: Leicester 2-4 Newcastle. Goals from Joe Willock, Paul Dummett and a brace from the impressive Callum Wilson did the damage as the Magpies moved to within a point of confirming their top-flight status. Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed late consolations for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who are now facing a battle to make sure they finish in the top four.
It's all hands to the pump for the visitors. They have been really nervy in the last few minutes after switching off a bit in the final 10 minutes.
What a save! Newcastle fail to clear a Leicester cross from the right. It's nodded down for Thomas who sees his effort at the far post brilliantly kept out by Dubravka.
Four minutes have been added.
Another goal for Leicester now and it'll be some finale! Surely not?
- OffMiguel AlmirónNewcastle United
- OnJeff HendrickNewcastle United
MAGPIES CHANGE: Hendrick on for Almiron.
As it stands, the Foxes will stay third but they will be just five points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham having played a game more.
- GoalKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
GOAL! Iheanacho jinks in from the right and drills a low shot in at the near post.
- OffAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
- OnJoelintonNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE CHANGE: Joelinton on for Saint-Maximin.
As it stands, Newcastle will move to within a point of guaranteeing their top-flight status.
- GoalMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
GOAL! Albrighton lashes a shot into the top corner after Vardy rolled it into his path from the left side of the area.
- OffJoe WillockNewcastle United
- OnSean LongstaffNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE CHANGE: Willock looks to have hurt himself. He is replaced by Longstaff.
- OffJames MaddisonLeicester City
- OnNampalys MendyLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Mendy on for Maddison.
Wilson is now up to 12 PL goals for the season.
- GoalCallum WilsonNewcastle United
GOAL! It's Wilson at the double. Newcastle are running riot. Wilson tucks a left-foot finish in from a tight angle after his initial shot came back off the post.
Iheanacho booked for a late tackle on Almiron.
- OffRicardo PereiraLeicester City
- OnLuke ThomasLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Ricardo off, Thomas on.
Perez sweeps a first-time shot towards the top corner from a low right-wing cross, but Dubravka dives to his left to tip it to safety.
That's Wilson's 11th PL goal of the season. He's had a cracking game so far tonight.
- GoalCallum WilsonNewcastle United
GOAL! The Magpies are in dreamland! Wilson races after a long ball down the left channel and charges in on goal after a poor touch from Castagne. He rounds Schmeichel and rifles a shot into the empty net.
- OffWilfred NdidiLeicester City
- OnAyoze PérezLeicester City
FOXES CHANGE: Ndidi off, former Magpie Perez on.
Leicester are preparing to bring on Perez.
Happy hunting ground? Since they were promoted back to the Premier League in 2017, Newcastle United have won two of their three away league games against Leicester City, though they did lose this exact fixture 5-0 last season.
We've not seen much of Newcastle as an attacking force in this half. They still have the players to cause problems on the break if the opportunity arises though. Leicester continue to press to no avail so far. How long until Rodgers makes a change?
- Yellow cardEmil KrafthNewcastle United
Krafth booked for hacking down Vardy.
Ndidi meets the resulting corner but his header flies just past the far post.
Maddison sees a deflected 25-yard free kick flash a few inches wide of Dubravka's right-hand post.
Free kick to Leicester 25 yards from goal. Maddison is hovering over it...
Ndidi sees a deflected shot well held by Dubravka.
No surprise to see the Foxes on the front foot at the start of this second period. Iheanacho teases a ball into the box for Maddison, but his flicked header loops just over the bar.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Leicester get us back up and running.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Leicester 0-2 Newcastle.
Almost a lifeline for the home side. Vardy touches a flick-on beyond his man and is in on goal. He gets to it before Dubravka but the Newcastle stopper reads his attempted lob and manages to make the stop.
Worth the wait for Magpies fans!
GOT THAT FRIDAY FEELING? NOT SO, FOR THE FOXES: Leicester have won just one of their 11 Premier League games played on a Friday (D4 L6), with that being their famous 9-0 victory over Southampton last season. At home, the Foxes have drawn one and lost two of their three Friday Premier League games, with two of those coming against Newcastle United (1-1 December 2003, 0-1 April 2019).
The Foxes are pressing in search of a way back into this. Iheanacho goes close before the visitors break at speed. Wilson jinks at the last man but his attempt to curve a shot into the far corner goes wrong and the hosts survive.
Just how significant is that pre-match injury to Evans looking now?
- GoalPaul DummettNewcastle United
GOAL! It's two. Dummett rises above his marker and flashes a superb header beyond Schmeichel from a right-wing corner.
That Newcastle goal was coming too. Here's the video from Schemichel's earlier save.
You have to say Newcastle deserve their advantage. They've been very lively while Leicester have struggled to build any sort of rhythm.
Fofana bullets a header from a right-wing delivery towards goal but it's straight at Dubravka.
VIDEO: Willock strikes again!
That's four goals in four PL games for Willock. It's a hot-streak!
- GoalJoe WillockNewcastle United
GOAL! Willock seizes upon Soyuncu’s lapse deep inside his own half, charges into the area and guides a sweet finish beyond Schmeichel into the far corner.
Newcastle were very quiet in the opening stages but now they're really bringing the game to Leicester, applying tonnes of pressure and coming with lots of creativity and invention.
WHAT A SAVE!! Newcastle storm forward on the counter and Wilson squares the ball to the unmarked Saint-Maximin, who is somehow denied by an unbelievable stop from Schmeichel.
CHANCE!! Shelvey delivers a free-kick from the left and Fernandez's header is only slightly wide. Newcastle are showing a lot of energy on and off the ball at the moment! Don't want to speak too soon but they seem very up for this.
Ritchie's free-kick then his subsequent attempts are all blocked by the compact Leicester defence.
Soyuncu clumsily hacks down Wilson. The Newcastle striker reckons it's a penalty but the referee deems it just outside the box and Ritchie will stand over the free-kick.
CLOSE!! Maddison creates an early chance by whipping in a ball to Tielemans who heads over the bar from relatively close range.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF: Leicester get the game underway
Last minute line-up change for Leicester, with the injured Jonny Evans being replaced by Marc Albrighton, which could result in a change of system from a back five.
It feels as if the Newcastle takeover saga has been going forever and it looks to set to continue as their owner Mike Ashley has filed a lawsuit against the Premier League, citing "dark forces" working against them.
Injury worries for Jonny Evans in the pre-match warmup?
NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
Steve Bruce makes two changes to the starting XI that lost 2-0 to Arsenal last Sunday, with Joe Willock being rewarded with a start for his super-sub antics and Emil Krafth replacing Ciaran Clark in defence, who has been battling injury.
Defensively, they are also deploying three centre-backs, as they look to withstand the pressure of Leicester's formidable attack.
LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
Only the one change for Leicester from their 1-1 draw with Southampton last Friday, as Ricardo Pereira comes in for Luke Thomas in one of the two wing-back roles.
The prolific duo of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho lead the line as expected, while the trio of Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison marshal the midfield ahead of the defensive three.
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The Foxes are currently in third place and edging ever closer to a Champions League spot, whereas Newcastle seem to be relatively safe despite being merely one place above the relegation zone.
We will be bringing you all the build-up, highlights and talking points from the match this afternoon, so stay tuned ahead of kick-off at 20:00.