Leicester 1 Newcastle 0 – Talking Points and What we Learned


Leicester continue to defy the odds and firmly establish their grip on the most unlikely Premier League triumph ever. Claudio Ranieri saw his team beat a resurgent Newcastle side with an incredible overhead kick goal from Shinji Okazaki.

Rafa Benitez was expected to change the fortunes for his struggling Newcastle, and what he saw of his players at King Power Stadium, the Spaniard should be optimistic for the upcoming 9 matches.

Magpies players showed great application and dominated Leicester in the second half. Return for Andres Townsend, Siem De Jong and Syedou Doumbia would further give Benitez hope of guiding Newcastle through the relegation battle.

With the win, Foxes go 5 points clear of Tottenham, who registered a 2-0 win in their game vs. Aston Villa. On the wake of Leicester’s win over Newcastle, we take a look at the key talking points from the game.

Newcastle are too good to go down

Rafa Benitez’s side showed great application as they played a very good second half against Leicester. With players like Jonjo Shelvey and Andres Townsend having a good game at King Power stadium, future looks more optimistic for Newcastle and their new manager.

Benitez has 9 games remaining to keep Newcastle in Premier League with a massive game against Sunderland next weekend.

Kante leading Leicester closer to the title

N’Golo Kante has been hailed by many as this season’s best signing, and seeing the Frenchman dominate Newcastle last night, it was evident why. Kante was all over the pitch not allowing the likes of Shelvey and Anita to have any space on the ball.

Kante’s tracking back and energy has been the main reason for Leicester’s incredible title run this season.

Coloccini’s return will benefit Newcastle

Rafa Benitez likes to have a stability in his central defense. While he has Steven Taylor available, he is still missing his skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

Rafa likes to operate with his central defenders playing close to each other, which needs a sound understanding of the game, and Coloccini is one of the finest in Premier League.

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