Leicester 1 Newcastle 2 – Saturday 7 April 3pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.
Goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez giving Newcastle a very deserved victory.
That makes it now three wins in a row and 38 points, putting United into the top half of the table.
“Well done lads and well done Rafa.
“Safety surely assured.
“All together now…”S……. going down and the Mags are staying up.”
“An amazing result and absolute relaxation as other scores went well and, whatever the rhetoric that may come forth, we are safe for this season and await developments on the future of the club with bated breath.
“Two magnificent goals.
“Perez’ chip will obviously bring memories of the great Phillipe Albert against Schmeichel sr…
“But the headline story is an underfunded, unfancied side finds themselves in the top half.
“Rafa is beyond incredible and I love him.”
“What a win!
“Two great goals!!
“I can finally believe in us being a Premier League team next year!!!”
“How does the saying go…?
‘Jamie Vardy’s having a party?’
“Well, today he’s not.”
“Survival all but guaranteed!
“Another impressive performance and another well-deserved 3 points.
“The ghost of Bournemouth laid to rest.
“Another solid defensive display; Dubravka didn’t let his error get to him – looked assured and composed in the final 10 minutes when lesser characters might have crumbled.
“Arsenal, Chelsea and others in need of a top class manager….”
“Great performance. Great result.
“See you in the Premier League next year.
“Newcastle. United. Will never be defeated!!
“I love this bunch of lads!
“Brilliant, brilliant result”
“Really buzzing after that result.
“Two cracking goals from Shelvey and Perez, probably should have had a penalty against, but I don’t give one flying fig.
“We are forming real partnerships in the spine of the team and that bodes really well.
“An unchanged team for the third game in a row means Rafa likes what he sees too.
“Couldn’t be happier with a whiff of fresh air from the right end of the table.
“Bit of late squeaky bum drama, but held firm. Beltronics!
“NUFC – making Schmeichels look owa their heeds in despair since 1892.
“Well, erm 1996.
“GET IN YOU BLACK AND WHITE BEAUTIES!”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Leicester 1 Newcastle 2
Newcastle: Shelvey 18, Perez 75
Leicester: Vardy 83
Possession was Leicester 66% Newcastle 34%
Total shots were Leicester 8 Newcastle 8
Shots on target were Leicester 1 Newcastle 4
Corners were Leicester 7 Newcastle 5
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame (Hayden 81), Shelvey, Kenedy (Atsu 64), Gayle (Joselu 70)
Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Merino
Crowd: 32,066 (3,200 Newcastle)
(Read Alan Shearer’s reaction to the result HERE)