Newcastle vs Leicester: Preview of match


Leicester went to St. James’ Park on January 1, 2020, and made fun of it. They dominated 77 per cent of possession and made Steve Bruce’s players look well outclassed in almost every area, not content with a 3-0 victory.

At a time when Newcastle supporters, who would love to see him replaced by his still respected predecessor, Rafael Benítez, are under extreme pressure, Bruce could prevent a similar New Year loss against the high-flyers of Brendan Rodgers. The coach of the hosts can only hope that Callum Wilson outshines Leicester’s Jamie Vardy in the attacking department, while the latest tactics of his side to abandon their “low block” trademark and push higher up the pitch – which won them a point when Liverpool visited Tyneside last Wednesday – would pay dividends.

Luisa Taylor
Sunday 2.15pm Premier League Sky Sports
St James’ Park Place
Newcastle Last Season 0 Leicester 3 Leicester 3
Referee Rob Jones The Referee
G3 Y8 R0 2.67 Cards/Game This Season
Chance H 4-1 A 4-6 D 3-1
Newcastle City
Dubravka, Dummett, Carroll, Gayle, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Almirón, Gillespie, Shelvey, Substitutes:
Dummett Uncertain (illness)
Lascelles Wounded (disease, unknown), Manquillo (disease, unknown), Saint-Maximin (disease, unknown), Fraser (groin, Jan. 9)
Hayden Suspended (one game)
Y29 R00 R0 disciplinary
Wilson 8 Leading Scorer 8
Leicester Leicester
Substitutes Jakupovic, Ward, Fofana, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Slimani, Iheanacho, Pérez, Amartey, Under, Choudhury, Pereira, Mendy, Fuchs, Thomas
Fofana (knee), Pereira (groin), Under, Questionable (thigh)
None Wounded
None Suspended
Disciplinary Y33 R0
Leading scorer Vardy 12


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