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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    An overhead kick to win it, but plenty to build on for Rafa Benitez. Another big night at both ends of the Premier League.

    Tuesday is all about the Champions League. See you there!

  2. The steps to the title?

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Leicester City

    How many points will Leicester get from this lot then?20 more points will definitely win it...

    Crystal Palace (a)

    Southampton (h)

    Sunderland (a)

    West Ham (h)

    Swansea (h)

    Man Utd (a)

    Everton (h)

    Chelsea (a)

  3. 'We are fighting for Europe'

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Leicester City

    More from Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri: "It was a tough match. We were waiting for this kind of match. Their players wanted to show good strength and character and in my opinion Newcastle's players are very good and I am sure they will be safe."

    Asked if the title race is now a two-horse race: "No, the race is open. We are fighting for Europe and then maybe with four or five matches left, maybe we are fighting for the Champions League. I want to fight every match. Now our concentration is about Crystal Palace, another difficult match. We will go to battle there.

    "I enjoyed more the second half. The first half was so-so because we were not concentrated. In the second half we were more compact."

  4. Two teams in it?


    Your local bookmaker is offering 7/1 on Arsenal to win the league now, 17/1 on Manchester City.

    A two-horse race?

  5. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Aston Villa are nine points adrift - 10 with goal difference - with eight games to go. They are as good as goners.

    After that, Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland look to be fighting for one safe spot.

    Newcastle face Sunderland and then Norwich next. MASSIVE.

  6. Call him up?

    Should Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater get a go for England?

  7. 'Step by step'

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Leicester City

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri: "I was sure it would be this kind of match. Their players showed Rafa their attitude and the Newcastle players are very good. I am sure that they will be safe.

    "It wasn't the best performance from us but we showed fantastic spirit. We defended very well. We played, and we fight. It wasn't nervy in the second half, the team was so close and compact. 

    "I feel now that I am just concentrating on the next game against Crystal Palace. We are so strong, we think only one game at a time. Step by step, that is our philosophy."

    Claudio Ranieri and Leicester players
  8. 'There were a lot of positives'

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "We started really well and had two good chances. After 20 minutes they started pushing and they scored and played the game they like to play on the counter attack.

    "I wasn't happy with the goal because there were too many balls bouncing in the box. I would like to think about the positives. We reacted well and were pushing well.

    "I thought that we could get a result and I was convinced we could do it. But they worked really hard and are pushing and their tempo is not easy for any team.

    "I will take the positives - we did well, you could see the commitment and the passion.

    "There were a lot of positives and the team showed that they are convinced they can win. Every game will be important for us. 

    "We know our next game against Sunderland is a derby and it will be important for everyone but I have a feeling the fans are really good and they are the number 12 for the next game. We have plenty of things to do and they need to rest and work hard. 

    "I like the people, the staff, the fans and everyone is behind the club. Eveything is positive but now we have to give them what they want on the pitch. We cannot change this result but we can be happy in terms of the commitment of the players."

    Rafa Benitez
  9. 'Can't fault the effort'

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Alan Shearer

    Aleksandar Mitrovic and team-mates
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    SMS Message: Bang average, long throw and time wasting and lucky against a poor Newcastle team, would be the worst team ever to win the league from Paul in Solihull
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    SMS Message: I am very happy for Leicester that they got the job done and have the points. It was not the easiest of games for the likely champions, and Newcastle didn't look defeated throughout that second half, but the points are in the bag. Things can only get better from here. HAIL THE FOXES! from Chris Green, Huddersfield
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    SMS Message: You say Leicester have not been great in periods tonight but if Messi has scored that goal everyone would be going mad! from Bobby in Fulham
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  11. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

  12. 'Rafa can keep us up'

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle midfielder/full-back Jack Colback: "We had three days to work with the new manager, he has vast experience and he can keep us up. We were solid. It was a scrappy goal to win the game. It wasn't a free-kick in the build up and when you're at the top balls like that fall for you. 

    "In the second half it hit Wes Morgan on the arm quite clearly but it wasn't given." 

  13. Get involved


    Tom Kehoe: How many chances did Newcastle want to score? Leicester will lose games - no doubt, this title race is not over yet!

    Viv: One cannot help but be infected with the Leicester title train course right now.Well deserved lead & a huge achievement for them

    Ben Talbott: 71% of the earth is covered by water, the other 29% is covered by #Kante every #lcfc game. Immense again #bbcfootball#FoxesNeverQuit


    Newcastle players at full-time
  14. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Wes Morgan did not manage to keep a straight face while saying that his team-mates aren't concentrating on where they might finish.

    As if!

  15. Player reaction

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Leicester City

    Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater: "We got the goal and sat back a bit, it was ugly on our side but the points that matter. Shinki Okazaki works his socks off and he deserved that goal, a special moment for us. Kante is a great player, anyone in our squad would agree, he's quality."

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan: "We had to dig in, it wasn't easy with Rafa Benitez taking over and giving them a lift. It wasn't a pretty game but we got the points. The games are getting ticked off, it will go to the last game. We aren't watching where we might finish..."

  16. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Is it all over?

  17. 'Eight to go'

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Every game that goes by feels like the most important in the history of Leicester City football club. They have eight more to go."

    Danny Drinkwater

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Rafa Benitez takes his glasses off and shakes hands with a surprisingly calm Claudio Ranieri. Leicester go five points clear again...

    Claudio Ranieri shakes hands with Rafa Benitez
  19. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    Riyad Mahrez fires high and wide, that will kill some time if nothing else...

    Jeffrey Schlupp and Daryl Janmaat

    Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

    THREE minutes added on. Leicester still have the ball in the corner. 

    Jeffrey Schlupp holds off Daryl Janmaat