Joelinton celebrates scoring Newcastle’s third goal at Leicester
Leicester midfielder James Maddison was in no condition for the Boxing Day clash with Newcastle. Maddison still has the knee problem that hampered him during England’s World Cup campaign. Meanwhile, Newcastle were unable to recall Callum Wilson due to illness.
leicester: Ward, Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas, Tielemans, Soumare, Praet, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Daka.
Substitutes: Soyuncu, Vardy, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Pérez, Westergaard, Mendy, Ndidi and Iversen
newcastle: Papa, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wood, Joelinton.
Substitutes: Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Targett, Manquillo, Fraser, Murphy, Darlow, Anderson.
We’ll bring you all of today’s game action and updates on the live blog below:
Leicester City vs Newcastle United LIVE: Premier League updates32′ GOAL! Joelinton adds the third from Trippier’s corner as Newcastle crosses (LEI 0-3 NEW) 7′ GOAL! Almiron continues brilliantly with an impressive solo dribbling finish (LEI 0-2 NEW) GOAL from 3′! Wood scores penalty after Amartey brings Joelinton down within two minutes (LEI 0-1 NEW)James Maddison misses for LeicesterCallum Wilson unavailable for NewcastleShow last update 1672070689Leicester City vs Newcastle United
Replacing Patson Daka Jamie Richard Vardy
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As good as Newcastle have been, Leicester have been just as poor. The Foxes have been extremely mediocre at the back as Daniel Amartey fouled Joelinton with a loose challenge, while Boubakary Soumare was weak in the air for third. Patson Daka, at the other end, squandered two good chances as the hosts got back into the game 2-0 down. It has been a day to forget so far for Leicester.
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Newcastle are marching towards second place in the Premier League as they have a 3-0 lead over Leicester City at half time. Chris Wood put the Magpies ahead in the third minute from the penalty spot after Joelinton had been fouled. Miguel Almiron then continued his excellent season with a brilliant goal before Joelinton added a third with a powerful header. Eddie Howe’s men have been dominant in the first half.
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HALF TIME: LEICESTER CITY 0-3 NEWCASTLE UNITED
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