Leicester hold on to claim victory at Newcastle despite late push

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Newcastle v Leicester City
Newcastle v Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers Leicester City were in high spirits at St. James Park as they held on two goals to claim victory for the first time in three premier league matches, despite a late roar from Newcastle.

Leicester had come into the game with the knowledge that victory here would prop them up to third position one point behind league leaders Liverpool and Manchester United, albeit having played a game more.

Meanwhile, Newcastle who have failed to score in their last three games, have not won any in five games, drawing two and losing three.

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A dour first half would end goalless for the two sides, with only one shot on target in the entirety of the first half coming from Newcastle’s Joelington, causing Kasper Schmeichel to make a very easy save.

James Maddison scores for Leicester
James Maddison scores for Leicester

However, things would change in the second half with Leicester firing into the lead, through a James Maddison goal in the 55th minute with Jamie Vardy giving the assist.

Newcastle would come on strongly to find the equalizer, thereby exposing their defence to let in Youri Tielemans to slot in a first time shot at the far end following a splendid cross from Albrighton.

Youri Tielemans scoring the second for Leicester
Youri Tielemans scoring the second for Leicester

Andy Carroll would score for Newcastle just three minutes after coming in, to half the deficit with eight minutes of normal time to play for.

This was Andy Carroll first goal since returning to Newcastle. More like Andy Carroll first goal for Newcastle in 10 years.

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Andy Carroll scores
Andy Carroll scores

 

Leicester would hold onto the goals and almost added a third late on, despite late surge of fierce attack from Newcastle, to climb into third spot, just a point behind Liverpool and Manchester United.

Maybe, just maybe, this may be another season for Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers!

 

 

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