After going top of the league following an embarrassingly one-sided win over Newcastle, Claudio Ranieri declared that he wants ‘to see the horses at the end of the race, not now’.

I don’t know about horses but there were certainly plenty donkeys wearing black and white on Saturday afternoon.

The gulf in quality, workrate, ideas, application, tactics, motivation….was oh so large.

Based on this performance, the Newcastle team are destined for the knackers yard unless something changes.

Claudio Ranieri says that his players ‘are slowly understanding my philosophy’, which is surely most misleading statement of the year considering how they have responded to his management.

Exactly what Steve McClaren’s ‘philosphy’ is, will be a mystery to most.

As for his players getting the grasp of it…

Claudio Ranieri:

“That’s the performance I want.

“The guys are slowly understanding my philosophy and we play like a team.

“It is good to be where we are but I want to see the horses at the end of the race, not now.

“I’m pleased for Jamie Vardy to equal the record of a great champion. It’s good for him. It’s good for the team.”

To read the instant fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 go HERE.

To see the player ratings and vote yourself go HERE.