Leicester City beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park to go third in the Premier League a point behind Liverpool and Manchester United.
James Maddison put Leicester one up ten minutes after half-time, smashing home a cut-back from Jamie Vardy to score his 3rd away goal in a row against Newcastle. Youri Tielemans scored the second eighteen minutes from time after a cross from Marc Albrighton.
Andy Carroll scored a consolation eight minutes from the end, but their late push for an equaliser wasn’t enough as Leicester City secured the vital three points to keep tabs on league leaders Liverpool and Manchester United.
The first half proved a dull affair with Leicester City having much of the possession. Brendan Rodgers’ team thought they took the lead when Jamie Vardy was put through on goal by Tielemans with a through ball, he rounded the keeper but it was correctly ruled out for offside. Newcastle had a rare opportunity of their own when Joelinton headed a cross straight at keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Jamie Vardy had a chance to put Leicester ahead after the break, when he was put through on goal by Timothy Castagne only to skew his shot wide. It wasn’t until the 55th minute when James Maddison put Leicester City ahead after a swift break away from a Newcastle attack, Jamie Vardy cut in from a Harvey Barnes pass squaring it for Maddison to smash home.Embed from Getty Images
Youri Tielemans scored the all-important second superbly turning home Albrighton’s low cross first time to put Leicester 2-0 up.
Andy Carroll pulled one back from a corner but Newcastle’s late push came to nothing as Leicester held on for the crucial three points to move above Tottenham in third sitting a point behind Liverpool and Manchester United.