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Football Results: Leicester 4-0 Newcastle

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Football Results: Leicester 4-0 Newcastle

Leicester capped a horrendous week with a thrashing of Newcastle in one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Jamie Vardy started on the bench while captain Johnny Evans was forced off with a hamstring injury. Youri Tielemans converted a penalty in the 38th minute before Patson Daka doubled their lead in the 57th minute. Tielemans scored his second of the game in the 81st minute before James Maddison completed the scoring with five minutes left on the clock.

Player ratings

Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Castagne (6), Soyuncu (6), Evans (NA), Thomas (7), Ndidi (8), Tielemans (8), Maddison (9), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Barnes (7), Daka (8)
Subs: Soumare (6), Albrighton (6), McAteer (NA)

Newcastle: Dubravka (5), Manquillo (5), Schar (5), Lascelles (5), Lewis (5), Shelvey (6), Willock (5), Almiron (5), Saint-Maximin (5), Joelinton (4), Wilson (4)
Subs: Fraser (5), Murphy (5), Ritchie (NA)

Man of the match: James Maddison

Managers Reaction

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “Very pleased. Obviously with Jonny Evans going out early… When you see the young team and the experience they are gaining. To keep a clean sheet against very dangerous players, I am very pleased.” he added. “That’s very important and is typified in this team. The spirit and the team are great and they are unselfish. The first goal is brilliant in terms of our pressing that leads to the penalty.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: “It was a strange game because I thought we were OK for large parts. We were ok in the first half and were a threat at times. We conceded a goal with the penalty – which was debatable whether it was. The scoreline looks like a heavy defeat but I didn’t think it felt like that at all.”

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