As it happened: Newcastle United 1-2 Leicester City: Foxes rise to third after another away victory
Ayoze Perez once again returns to St James' Park | Photo: Getty/ Mark Runnacles


18:155 months ago

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18:105 months ago

FT' Newcastle United 1-2 Leicester City

Leicester hold on to an extremely important three points after a late scare. Goals from Maddison and Tielemans were enough to seal the win. The Foxes are now four unbeaten and sit one point behind league leaders Liverpool. 

Newcastle looked dangerous late on after Andy Carroll's first goal for the club since 2010, but they couldn't find another and drop into 15th place in the table.

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90' Added time

There will be a minimum of four minutes added time.
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86' Newcastle making late push for an equaliser

After Tielemans made it two for Leicester it looked as if the game would be over. But Carroll's instant impact has thrown a spanner in the works and the Foxes now look nervy! 
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Andy Carroll comes on and makes an instant impact! The big striker volleys it past Schmeichel and into the back of the net!
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78' Substitutions

Andy Carroll replaces DeAndre Yedlin for Newcastle and Caglar Soyuncu comes on for goalscorer James Maddison for Leicester. 
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That could well be game over! It's a brilliant pass from Marc Albrighton who finds Youri Tielemans and he fires a superb strike past Karl Darlow to make it 2-0!
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70' Newcastle looking for a way back

The home side have been pushing for an equaliser in recent minutes with Callum Wilson finding space in behind the Foxes. 

Leicester will be keen to try and exploit the spaces that Newcastle will leave as they get forward. 

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64' Substitution for Newcastle

Miguel Almiron is replaced by Jacob Murphy and Jonjo Shelvey is on in place of Joelinton. 
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59' Deadlock broken

The opener from Maddison will give Leicester a huge advantage now as Newcastle will have to come out and attack them, leaving gaps for the pacey Foxes attack to exploit. 
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Jamie Vardy breaks down the left-hand side and plays it back to James Maddison who gives Leicester the lead with a powerful strike into the back of the net! 
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51' Open start to the second half

Both teams are finding space after the break. Vardy had a left-footed strike at goal before DeAndre Yedlin whipped a dangerous cross into the area towards Callum Wilson. 
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46' We're back underway!

No changes for either side and half time and we're back underway!
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HT' Newcastle United 0-0 Leicester City

After a very lively opening 10 minutes, Leicester looked likely to open the scoring. However, Newcastle worked their way back into the game and the tempo dropped. 

The Magpies will be the happier of the two sides after putting in a solid defensive performance as well as threatening on the counter-attack. 

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45' Added time

There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time at the end of this half after multiple injury breaks.
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43' Tielemans fires over

Maddison whips a corner into the area and the ball drops to Tielemans but he can't keep his effort down. 
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40' Five minutes to go

There are five minutes plus added time left in this half. Neither side have majorly threatened to score the opener and the game is becoming scrappy as the first half comes to a close. 
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35' Leicester lacking quality in the final third

Brendan Rodgers' side have dominated possession but can't seem to create any shooting opportunities. The Foxes are yet to have a shot on target. 
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28' Maddison down with a knee injury

Maddison stays down after a strong challenge and it looks as if he may have hyper-extended his knee, however, he is carrying on for now. 
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24' Magpies gameplan becoming apparent

Newcastle seem to be aiming for a quick counter-attack each time they win the ball.

As soon as a tackle is made, Wilson, Almiron, and Joelinton all make a dash for the space in behind the Leicester defence. 

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19' Corner for Leicester

Marc Albrighton's cross is deflected out for a corner. The Foxes are yet to score from a set-piece this season 
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18' Newcastle starting to settle

The home side have settled slightly and are patiently holding possession, looking for gaps to exploit the Foxes defence. 

Joelinton has their first chance of the game with a tame header into Schmeichel's arms. 

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12' Offside!

Lovely play from Maddison as he slots in Vardy who scores, but the striker just drifted offside! The Foxes top scorer is finding plenty of space early on.
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10' Leicester hesitant to shoot!

Youri Tielemans plays in Jamie Vardy who then lays it back to the Belgian in the area. Rather than having a shot from six yards, he tries to pass to Barnes on the overlap but gets it all wrong! The Foxes are pushing for an opener!
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5' Leicester dominate early stages

The Foxes have come fast out of the blocks and are looking for an early goal. Harvey Barnes and the Leicester attack are looking lively!
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3' Maddison tests his luck

James Maddison finds himself some space on the edge of the area and unleashes a left-footed strike towards the goal but can't hit the target. 
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We're underway!

Newcastle United kick-off and the game is underway!
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Almost time for kick-off

We're only 15 minutes away from kick-off at St James' Park!
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Foxes field strong starting line-up

After rotating and making seven changes last time out, Leicester will start with the same team that drew 2-2 with Manchester United on Boxing Day. 

Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans return in the midfield with Jamie Vardy leading the line. Cengiz Under returns to the Foxes bench after his recent injury absence. 

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Magpies make two changes

Steve Bruce has made two changes to his Newcastle side who drew 0-0 with Liverpool last time out. 

Sean Longstaff replaces the suspended Isaac Hayden and partners his brother in central midfield. Miguel Almiron replaces Jacob Murphy out wide. 

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Leicester City Line-Up

Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
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Newcastle United Line-Up

Darlow, Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Ritchie, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson
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It's Matchday!

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15:205 months ago

Leicester City Predicted Line-Up

Schmeichel; Justin, Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
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Newcastle United Predicted Line-Up

Darlow; Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Ritchie; Murphy, Shelvey, Longstaff, Joelinton; Wilson
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Leicester City Team News

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers will check on the fitness of James Maddison and Wesley Fofana ahead of the game. Caglar Soynucu could return to the line-up to replace the latter if needed. 

Cengiz Under and Ricardo Pereira will both continue their spell on the sidelines. 

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Newcastle United Team News

Newcastle will be without Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin on Sunday as both are still feeling the effects of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus at the club. 

Isaac Hayden will miss out through suspension with Ryan Fraser and Paul Dummett both expected to miss out through injury. 

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Leicester aim for important win

The Foxes have enjoyed this campaign so far, sitting in fourth place and only four points off the top of the table. A win at St James' Park will see them rise to third and close the gap to Manchester United and Liverpool. 

Brendan Rodgers' side are unbeaten in their last three games and will be hoping to extend that with a positive result against the Magpies. 

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Newcastle look to extend gap to drop zone

Steve Bruce's side have struggled to get going this season, with fans not happy with the club's current situation. But having picked up some important results, they sit eight points clear of the bottom three. 

After a goalless draw at Anfield against Liverpool last time out, the Magpies will be hoping to replicate this performance against another top-four team in Leicester on Sunday. 

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Kick-off time

Newcastle United vs Leicester City will be played at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 14:15 BST.
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