Great newbie surfaces from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans assisted Leicester beat Newcastle and transfer to within a point of the top of the Premier League.
Maddison fired in Jamie Vardy’s pull-back from simply inside the charge location to break Newcastle’s resistance prior to Tielemans curled house from 20 backyards after Marc Albrighton’s pass.
Andy Carroll’s similarly remarkable volley minimized the deficit, his very first objective given that rejoining Newcastle in August 2019.
Leicester returned above Tottenham into 3rd, although they have actually played a video game more than Spurs, leaders Liverpool and second-placed Manchester United.
Having actually drawn their previous 2 video games, Leicester remained in risk of dropping off the rate in the title race, however they revealed their class in spots at St James’ Park and should have 3 points.
Apart from a neat Vardy surface that was prohibited for offside, they were limited to extremely little in the very first half, although returning set Maddison and Tielemans opened Newcastle after the break.
Carroll rubbed house to put some gloss on the scoreline for Newcastle – his very first objective for the club given that 2010 – however the hosts saw their winless league run reached 5 video games.
Returnees offer quality for Foxes
Supervisor Brendan Rodgers rested Vardy for Monday’s journey to Crystal Palace, a gamble that stopped working to settle as Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw.
Rodgers brought back Vardy and Tielemans to the beginning line-up versus Newcastle and was improved by the returns of Maddison and Timothy Castagne from injury.
The distinction was informing as Leicester tape-recorded a seventh win in 9 away video games this season, the very best record in the leading flight.
Vardy locked on to through balls from Maddison and Tielemans in the early phases, just to be foiled on both events by the offside flag, however the risk to Newcastle was easily obvious.
While the Magpies had the ability to off the supply for the remainder of the opening 45 minutes, they were lucky when Vardy sliced large from a Castagne ball over the leading early in the 2nd half.
The 33-year-old striker nicely avoided inside Federico Fernandez to tee up Maddison for the development and later on struck the bar from range, albeit when a belated flag increased once again.
Although Vardy did not contribute to his 11 objectives this season, just Harry Kane, Jack Grealish, Bruno Fernandes and Kevin de Bruyne have more Premier League helps than his 5.
Late rally insufficient for Magpies
As much as Newcastle’s durable midweek display screen in holding leaders Liverpool to a goalless draw was truly admired, they have actually gathered just 2 points from a possible 15 given that 16 December.
The battles of the groups listed below them indicate Steve Bruce’s side, in 15th, maintain an eight-point cushion above the bottom 3, however they once again paid the rate for an absence of cutting edge versus Leicester.
Kasper Schmeichel had actually not had a conserve to make till Carroll’s stylish volley flew past the unsighted Foxes keeper 8 minutes from time.
That was Newcastle’s very first objective in 4 video games and the lack of Allan Saint-Maximin to long Covid continues to have an effect on the service to a separated Callum Wilson in advance.
Newcastle have actually taken points off Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton – 3 of the leading 5 – this season, however battle to follow outcomes up, taping succeeding league wins on just one celebration.
December’s Carabao Cup quarter-final exit to Champion side Brentford did not assist Bruce’s cause as Newcastle look for a very first prize for 50 years, making Saturday’s FA Cup third-round journey to Toolbox a crucial one for their going to pieces season.
‘ The team has actually been significant’ – what they stated
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce on Sky Sports: “We offered the ball away inexpensively on both events and Leicester penalized us.
” The something you do not wish to do when you are having perhaps your finest spell after half-time is provide the ball away. It’s something we need to enhance on.
” I didn’t believe we should have to lose the video game however we have actually been penalized and captured on the counter-attack. It’s what we wish to do however we keep getting captured the other method.”
Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers on Sky Sports: “I’m happy with that. It was constantly going to be a tight video game.
” We had some truly excellent minutes in very first half however simply stopped working with that last ball. In the 2nd half we remained strong defensively. As soon as we got the very first objective it opened it up a bit.
” The team has actually been significant in regards to how they have actually dealt with our European and league efforts. They revealed truly excellent abilities in the video game.”
Leicester extend hold over Bruce – the statistics
- Leicester have actually won their previous 5 Premier League matches at Newcastle.
- Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce has actually not won any of his 8 house conferences with Leicester in all competitors (D4 L4).
- Leicester have actually won 7 away video games this season – as lots of as they performed in the 2019-20 project.
- Newcastle have actually lost 8 of their previous 10 Premier League video games versus Leicester.
- Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has actually been straight associated with 98 Premier League objectives given that turning 30 (80 objectives & & 18 helps), surpassing Paolo di Canio and equating to Ryan Giggs. Vardy is now joint-sixth for a lot of Premier League objective participations aged 30-plus.
- Andy Carroll scored his very first Premier League objective for Newcastle given that netting versus Manchester City on 26 December in 2010, ten years 8 days back. This is the second-biggest space in between Premier League objectives for a club after Wayne Rooney’s 13 years 121 days for Everton.
Newcastle go to Toolbox in the FA Cup 3rd round on Saturday (17:30 GMT) – a video game telecasted live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer – prior to going back to Premier League action with a journey to winless Sheffield United on 12 January (18:00).
Leicester travel to Champion side Stoke in the FA Cup on Saturday (15:00) prior to hosting Southampton in the league on 16 January (20:00).
- 26 Darlow
- 22 Yedlin Replacemented For Carroll at 79′ minutes
- 18 Fernández
- 5 Schär
- 2 Clark
- 11 Ritchie
- 24 Almirón Replacemented For Murphy at 64′ minutes
- 36 S Longstaff
- 4 M Longstaff
- 9 Joelinton Replacemented For Shelvey at 65′ minutes
- 13 C Wilson
- 1 Dubravka
- 3 Dummett
- 7 Carroll
- 8 Shelvey
- 12 Gayle
- 16 Hendrick
- 17 Krafth
- 19 Manquillo
- 23 Murphy
- 1 Schmeichel
- 2 Justin Scheduled at 81mins
- 3 Fofana
- 6 Evans
- 27 Castagne
- 25 Ndidi
- 8 Tielemans Scheduled at 60mins
- 11 Albrighton
- 10 Maddison Replacemented For Söyüncü at 79′ minutes
- 15 Barnes
- 9 Vardy
- 4 Söyüncü
- 12 Ward
- 14 Iheanacho
- 17 Pérez
- 18 Amartey
- 19 Ünder
- 24 Mendy
- 26 Praet
- 33 Thomas
Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 2.
2nd Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 2.
James Justin (Leicester City) wins a complimentary kick on the extreme right.
Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
Effort missed out on. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) best footed shot from the left side of package is close, however misses out on to the left. Helped by Timothy Castagne.
Corner, Leicester City. Yielded by Karl Darlow.
Effort conserved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) best footed shot from the centre of package is conserved in the bottom left corner. Helped by Jamie Vardy.
Offside, Newcastle United. Andy Carroll attempts a through ball, however Callum Wilson is captured offside.
Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Federico Fernández (Newcastle United) wins a complimentary kick in the protective half.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester City).
Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United) wins a complimentary kick in the protective half.
Corner, Newcastle United. Yielded by Wesley Fofana.
Effort obstructed. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside package is obstructed.
Objective! Newcastle United 1, Leicester City 2. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of package down left corner following a set piece circumstance.
James Justin (Leicester City) is revealed the yellow card for a bad nasty.
Foul by James Justin (Leicester City).
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a complimentary kick in the assaulting half.
Alternative, Leicester City. Çaglar Söyüncü changes James Maddison.
Alternative, Newcastle United. Andy Carroll changes DeAndre Yedlin.