Leicester City v Newcastle United Live Commentary & Result, 07/05/2021, Premier League


34′ Assist Matt Ritchie

34′ Goal Paul Dummett

32′ NO PENALTY! Castagne goes sliding in on Almiron in the box as the Newcastle man hit the byline, but the referee says it’s a fair challenge and awards the corner!

31′ Saint-Maximin cuts in from the left and wriggles into space before trying to curl a low effort into the far corner, but he sends it well wide on this occasion. 

29′ Newcastle are winning every duel at the moment. They look stronger and hungrier than Leicester right now and pose a significant threat on the break.

27′ Willock is the first Newcastle player to score in four consecutive Premier League appearances since Papiss Cisse in April 2012 (six games), while at 21 years of age he’s overtaken Andy Cole as the youngest player to do so for the club.

25′ SAVE! What a chance for Leicester! Tielemans delivers a delightful ball from the right that Fofana towers above the crowd to meet, but his powerful downward header is too central and Dubravka makes a fine save from close range!

24′ BLOCK! A corner comes out to Maddison on the edge of the box and he lashes it viciously at goal, but the box is packed with bodies and it’s blocked away!

22′ GOAL!!! NEWCASTLE TAKE THE LEAD!!! Soyuncu loses concentration for a moment and fails to properly control a low ball forward, allowing Willock to pounce on it and drive into the box before steering an effort across goal and in from a tight angle! It’s 1-0 to Newcastle!

20′ Newcastle are looking to exploit Leicester’s high line whenever they have the chance, but, on this occasion, the flag goes up against Wilson from Dummett’s attempted pass.

18′ Newcastle have already had four shots, only one fewer than they managed in 90 minutes against Arsenal last time out.

16′ SAVE! HOW ARE NEWCASTLE NOT IN FRONT?! Leicester are caught too high and a simple ball in behind allows Wilson to race through with Saint-Maximin in support. The striker squares for Saint-Maximin, but Schmeichel comes out and closes the angle superbly, saving the Newcastle forward’s low effort across goal with an outstretched leg!

14′ CLOSE! Shelvey curls a free-kick in from the left and Fernandez gets his head to it in the box, but he can only glance his effort agonisingly wide of the far post!

12′ Vardy powers past his man on the left and hits the byline before cutting back towards Iheanacho in the box, but the whistle goes as the ball had just gone out of play.

10′ NO PENALTY! Wilson dances past Soyuncu after a couple of step-overs and the Leicester defender leaves a leg trailing and trips the striker, who goes down. Wilson wants a spot-kick, but the foul was right on the edge of the box and it’s a free-kick instead!

8′ Newcastle launch their first attack of the game as Willock bursts forward from midfield, but he can’t quite keep control of the ball as he charges into the box and it’s seen behind for a goal-kick.

6′ SAVE! Maddison plays another give-and-go with Albrighton and gets to the edge of the box on the left before drilling a low shot at goal, but he doesn’t get the power or placement he’s looking for and Dubravka makes the save!

5′ OVER! Maddison plays a one-two with Albrighton out on the left before cutting inside and whipping a cross to the back post. Tielemans climbs to meet it, but he has his back to goal and can only flick his header over the bar!

3′ Evans’ injury in the warm-up has prompted a last-minute reshuffle for Leicester. Castagne is now playing on the right of the back three, with Albrighton taking his place at left wing-back.

1′ We’re underway at the King Power Stadium!

Since they were promoted back to the Premier League in 2017, Newcastle have won two of their three away league games against Leicester, though they did lose this exact fixture 5-0 last season.

Leicester have won back-to-back home league games for the second time in 2021, having done so just once in the whole of 2020. However, the Foxes haven’t managed more than two consecutive home league wins since December 2019 (a run of seven).

Meanwhile, Newcastle manager Steve Bruce makes two alterations to the team that were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal in their last outing. Willock starts after being unavailable to play against his parent club, with Krafth also coming into the team. Clark and Longstaff drop to the bench. Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, Karl Darlow and Isaac Hayden are out injured, while Fabian Schar is suspended after his late sending-off against the Gunners.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers makes two changes after his side drew 1-1 with Southampton last time out. Thomas drops to the bench and is replaced with Pereira, while Jonny Evans limps off during the warm-up, meaning Albrighton starts in his stead. James Justin, Harvey Barnes and Wes Morgan are all ruled out through injury.

Newcastle United substitutes: Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Andy Carroll, Mark Gillespie, Jamal Lewis, Joelinton, Jeff Hendrick, Javier Manquillo.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Martin Dubravka; Emil Krafth, Federico Fernandez, Paul Dummett; Jacob Murphy, Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron, Matt Ritchie; Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.

Leicester City substitutes: Hamza Choudhury, Cengiz Under, Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, Nampalys Mendy, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas, Danny Ward.

Leicester City XI (3-4-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, Caglar Soyuncu; Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Marc Albrighton; James Maddison; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.

A win for Newcastle tonight would see the Magpies move 12 points clear of the relegation zone and within touching distance of safety. They come up against third-placed Leicester, however, who will be keen to finish the season strongly and stay in the Champions League places, with fifth-placed West Ham only five points behind them.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium.



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