MX23RW : Monday, February 18 19:32:50
Apr 7, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,066
LeicesterLeicester City
1-2
NewcastleNewcastle United
Vardy (84')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Shelvey (18'), Perez (76')

Result: Newcastle United secure all three points at Leicester City

Newcastle United surge 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 victory at Leicester City.

Newcastle United have surged 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 victory at Leicester City.

Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez powered the Magpies into a two-goal lead, while Jamie Vardy's 84th-minute strike proved a mere consolation for the Foxes.

Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey celebrates scoring against Leicester City on April 7, 2018© Offside

Rafael Benitez's charges started brightly as Kasper Schmeichel was forced into an early save from a Perez header before keeping out Dwight Gayle's drilled effort.

On 18 minutes, the visitors drew first blood as a counter-attack culminated in the ball being worked to Shelvey, who dummied two opposition defenders and slotted into the bottom-right corner.

Leicester stepped up a gear and ended the first half strongly, only for their defence to let them down when Florian Lejeune's long ball bounced between Harry Maguire and Wes Morgan, allowing Perez to ghost in and chip an effort over Schmeichel.

Six minutes from the end Vardy got the finishing touch on a Shinji Okazaki header from point-blank range to set up a nervy finish for the Tynesiders, who nonetheless held on for all three points.

LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel, Simpson (Okazaki 56'), Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Iborra (Choudhury 41'), Silva; Mahrez, Diabate (Gray 76'), Albrighton; Vardy

NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-2-3-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Shelvey, Diame (Hayden 80'); Ritchie, Perez, Kenedy (Atsu 62'); Gayle (Joselu 69')

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Jonjo Shelvey for Newcastle United during the Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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