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Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Where do you start?

1 month ago
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We have let that win over Burnley cloud the situation.

Eddie Howe shouldn’t have picked the same team, as there were some awful performances in that first win of the season.

We should have played a more defensive system, after all we were playing away from home.

You can’t play Jamal Lewis in a four, you just can’t, he lacks discipline and can’t tackle.

Joe Willock is not a midfield player, he has little awareness and his passing is woeful.

The Captain is having a torrid time and Manquillo is equally erratic.

Wilson feeds on scraps of scraps.

ASM is a floater, a butterfly who occasionally stings like a bee.

Joelinton is a player who has shown some improvement over previous seasons but still isn’t giving what he should.

Today, all those negatives were evident.

I just hope Eddie Howe has better tactical know-how than what we saw applied today.

I also hope he has the b.llocks to make the changes that are required

I no longer live in hope.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Sunday 12 December 2pm

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Goals:

Leicester:

Tielemans (38 pen, 81), Daka (57), Maddison (85)

Newcastle:

Possession was Leicester 47% (56%) Newcastle 53% (44%)

Total shots were Leicester 8 (3) Newcastle 12 (4)

Shots on target were Leicester 5 (2) Newcastle 3 (0)

Corners were Leicester 4 (2) Newcastle 6 (4)

Referee: Peter Bankes

Crowd: 31,959 (NUFC 3,300)

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis (Murphy 62), Shelvey (Ritchie 85), Willock, Saint-Maximin, Almiron (Fraser 62), Joelinton, Wilson

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Hayden, Hendrick, Krafth, Gayle, Fernandez

(Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players – Read HERE)

(Leicester 4 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s hammering – Read HERE)

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