Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 – Watch official match highlights and all three goals here
It ended Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 on Wednesday afternoon.
A game far far worse than the scoreline suggests.
Ironically, Joelinton could have put United in the lead with their only chance of the match. However, one on one with Schmeichel he could only hit the goalkeeper.
Martin Dubravka was yet again outstanding but sadly it was all just about keeping the score down.
Newcastle errors helped out Leicester with their first two goals.
Though goals number two and three were also brilliant finishes from outside the box.
With such a dismal display and Steve Bruce now reporting 11 injured players, you wonder exactly where NUFC are heading now…
Watch the official highlights here to see for yourself how it all played out.
Stats (half-time stats in brackets) from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 (Newcastle 0 Leicester 2) – Wednesday 1 January 3pm
Perez 36, Maddison 39, Choudhury 87
Possession was Leicester 77% (71%), Newcastle 23% (29%)
Total shots were Leicester 16 (9), Newcastle 5 (4)
Shots on target were Leicester 9 (5), Newcastle 2 (2)
Corners were Leicester 5 (4), Newcastle 4 (3)
Crowd: 52,178 (3,000 Leicester and 10,000 free NUFC season ticket holders, although a massive number of empty seats all around St James Park)
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Newcastle team v Leicester:
Dubravka, Manquillo (Krafth 45+3), Schar (forced off on 51 minutes and NUFC down to 10 men), Lejeune, Fernandez, Willems (Yedlin 45), Hayden, Shelvey (Sean Longstaff 46), Almiron, Muto, Joelinton
Darlow, Atsu, Carroll, Gayle
(Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Wednesday’s defeat – Read HERE)
(Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle United now have 11 injured after 6 additions – Read HERE)
(Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 – Thousands of empty seats as injuries save Steve Bruce from proper hammering – Read HERE)
(Today was the first time I have ever felt sorry for Steve Bruce and then I woke up – Read HERE)
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