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LeicesterLeicester City3NewcastleNewcastle United0

Leicester City 3-0 Newcastle United

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport
Leonardo Ulloa goal
Leonardo Ulloa's opener was the fifth fastest Premier League goal this season
  • Newcastle suffer eighth straight loss
  • Leicester's fifth win in six games
  • Foxes one point above bottom three, Magpies two

Newcastle suffered an eighth consecutive Premier League loss and ended up with nine men in defeat against relegation rivals Leicester.

Leonardo Ulloa headed the Foxes ahead after 38 seconds and it was 2-0 within 17 minutes as Wes Morgan poked home.

The visitors sealed the game early in the second half when Ulloa scored a penalty after Emmanuel Riviere shoved Marcin Wasilewski.

Williamson sent off on purpose - Carver

United had Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat sent off in separate incidents.

Both managers were in the headlines before the game for off-field arguments.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson called a journalist an "ostrich", "stupid" and "daft" during a bizarre post-match news conference following Wednesday's defeat by Chelsea.

His opposite number, John Carver, asked his club for protection from their own fans and then invited two supporters around for a "cup of tea" after a heated exchange.

But there is no comparison between the two on current form.

Leicester were seven points adrift of safety at the start of April, but have now won five of their last six to move a point clear of the bottom three.

Daryl Janmaat

Newcastle on the other hand were in the top half when manager Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace at the turn of the year.

Carver, who was placed in charge until the end of the season after a caretaker spell, has overseen a scarcely believable decline in form. The Magpies have lost 12 of his 17 games in charge in all competitions.

Pearson praises Foxes' commitment

If they stay up, it will be down to their results before Christmas as they do not look like a team capable of picking up another point.

They started off in disastrous circumstances as Marc Albrighton put in a corner which Ulloa headed home for the fifth quickest Premier League goal of the season.

It was game over by the 17th minute when Albrighton's free-kick was converted by Morgan after Ulloa failed to get his own leg to it.

The second half started just as badly for Newcastle as the first when Riviere shoved Wasilewski in the back and Ulloa scored his second from the spot.

If Newcastle thought their day could not get worse, they were wrong. Williamson was sent off in the 62nd minute as he fouled Jamie Vardy for a second booking. And in injury time Janmaat did the exact same thing.

That means two of Newcastle's first-choice back four will be suspended for next Saturday's game against West Brom.

After the game, Carver accused Williamson of being sent off intentionally.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: "From the kick-off we didn't allow Newcastle to feel their way in to the game. To get two goals in a short amount of time helped.

"With a couple of months to go our season was in danger of not happening as we'd like. But we've kept our destiny in our hands. Goal difference will be important - days like today help.

"Someone of John Carver's integrity has to try to find solutions that are proving difficult to solve. I feel for him - he cares so much about the club. You've got a better chance if you have people who have a feel for the club. They still have more points than us. They've still got work to do but so do we."



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27WasilewskiSubstituted forde Laetat 68'minutes
  • 14Huth
  • 5Morgan
  • 11Albrighton
  • 8JamesBooked at 29mins
  • 19CambiassoSubstituted forHammondat 74'minutes
  • 15Schlupp
  • 26Mahrez
  • 9Vardy
  • 23UlloaSubstituted forKramaricat 78'minutes


  • 2de Laet
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 7Hammond
  • 32Schwarzer
  • 39Wood
  • 40Kramaric


Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Krul
  • 22JanmaatBooked at 90mins
  • 6WilliamsonBooked at 62mins
  • 2Coloccini
  • 36DummettBooked at 70mins
  • 14Colback
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forde Jongat 58'minutes
  • 18GutiérrezBooked at 28mins
  • 7Sissoko
  • 17PérezSubstituted forA Armstrongat 74'minutes
  • 29RiviereSubstituted forAnitaat 64'minutes


  • 8Anita
  • 10de Jong
  • 20Cabella
  • 28Ameobi
  • 30Abeid
  • 32A Armstrong
  • 41Woodman
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Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamNewcastle
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 3, Newcastle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 3, Newcastle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United) for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United).

  7. Post update

    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Leicester City. Ritchie de Laet tries a through ball, but Andrej Kramaric is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Siem de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

  11. Post update

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

  17. Post update

    Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

  19. Post update

    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

As It Stood

2Man City34207770363467
4Man Utd35198859352465
9West Ham351211124342147
12Crystal Palace34119144247-542
13West Brom351010153346-1340
14Aston Villa3598182950-2135
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