Alan Shearer summed up Saturday’s match perfectly in just a handful of words.
Talking about the build up to Leicester’s first goal, the Newcastle legend said ‘I just don’t know what Coloccini is doing here…’.
How many times have we all said that this season?
The main beneficiary of Coloccini’s feeble defending on that goal and indeed many other times during the match, was Jamie Vardy.
Whilst Alan Shearer was shaking his head at the Newcastle Captain’s performance, he had only praise for the contribution of Jamie Vardy.
Ruefully, Shearer said that he was really pleased for the Leicester striker despite it being against the team he supports.
The former England number nine thought it was ‘brilliant’ the way Vardy took his goal to make it 10 scoring games in a row and indeed on another day it could have been a hat-trick, such was Leicester’s dominance and the visiting centre-forward’s display.
Jamie Vardy was stronger, quicker and just simply a different class to both Coloccini and Mbemba.
Unlike Newcastle, Alan Shearer was quick to name any number of star performers for the visitors, with Leicester dominant all over the pitch.
The only ones on the home side that Shearer had praise for were the fans, saying that the Newcastle supporters showing their appreciation for Jamie Vardy’s achievements was ‘great to see’.
Alan Shearer talking on Match of The Day:
“Absolutely outstanding, the story of Leicester.
“Some of the performances of the players were just outstanding..Morgan, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez…but obviously the story of the season is Jamie Vardy.
“So pleased for him, even though it was against Newcastle.
“He unfortunately missed the England games but he plays on the shoulder. If you are going to play a high line which at times Newcastle tried to, then he will punish you.
“I just don’t know what Coloccini is doing here (first goal). Having said that, it is fantastic play, he (Vardy) gives and goes then gets it back, Coloccini turns his back and he (Vardy) is not offside. A brilliant ball (from Mahrez), weighted to perfection, but there is still a hell of a lot to do. He cuts back inside Sissoko…brilliant the way he forces the shot inside the near post.
“What a brilliant run in behind Mbemba, he is stronger than him, great commitment and passion, super shot and perhaps should have scored (hits bar).
“He also got a lovely round of applause off the Newcastle supporters which was great to see.”