English Premier League Report: Leicester City v Newcastle United 12

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

That's what happened in my second season here, we were relegated with a great team.

Forward Ayoze Perez scored the victor in the 32nd minute when he headed in from Matt Ritchie's cross.

"Doing a little bit more - I'm not saying spending £200m - but doing a little bit more, doing the right things, we can compete with the teams between 7th and 12th, but we need to do things right". We have the city, we have all the potential.

"You can do everything right with your tactics, but the other team has one player that can make the difference". "There wasn't a lot in the game, our final pass just wasn't there but we gave everything".

The 58-year-old insists that no matter how well a team is coached if there is a financial disparity between teams, the richer side will triumph more often than not, emphasising the need for Newcastle to spend more money on players.

Leicester remain seventh on 47 points, while Newcastle moved up to 13th on 38 with their first away win since December.

The Magpies' forward Salomon Randon nearly lit up the match in the 15th minute with a fiercely struck free-kick from just over 25-yards out that crashed against the underside of the crossbar.

Leicester draw a response six minutes later, as James Maddison combined with Ben Chilwell for a low strike which Martin Dubravka saved easily.

Miguel Almiron spun away from the Leicester defence and forced Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel into action with a powerful effort. The goal we can do better with the second and third ball and then we concede. Matt Ritchie burst away from Ricardo Pereira on the left wing and whipped in a fine cross that Perez met in front of Wes Morgan.

The Tigers threatened an equaliser on 79 minutes after Youri Tielemans played in Vardy, who failed to capitalise with a horrid first-time shot that flew over the top.

The last opportunity for a Leicester leveller came and went in stoppage-time when Tielemans appealed in vain for a penalty after going to ground when a cross reached him at the far post.

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