Newcastle United 2-1 Leicester City: Magpies Make It 3 Wins In A Row
Newcastle United have made it 3 wins in a row and they have taken a big step towards securing Premier League safety by subjecting Leicester City to a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium. From the beginning of the game, the Magpies dominated the Foxes and deservedly snatched 3 points, thanks to wonder goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez.
The loss will affect Leicester City’s position in the league table and their performance was rather lacklustre as they proved to be no match for Rafa Benitez’s men. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how each Newcastle player fared.
Newcastle United Player Ratings
Martin Dubravka – 7/10
Made some routine saves and put in a solid shift between the sticks for Newcastle. That said, he could’ve done better to fight for a clean sheet.
DeAndre Yedlin – 8/10
Although he did not get forward much, Yedlin was one of Newcastle’s best defenders. He kept the likes of Ben Chilwell and Marc Albrighton at bay for a good majority of the game.
Jamaal Lascelles – 8.5/10
Lascelles has been a standout performer for the Magpies this season and he put in a colossal performance to maintain defensive stability.
Florian Lejeune – 7.5/10
Lejeune was classy and won some crucial headers for Newcastle. All in all, he looked confident and worked well with the ball at his feet.
Paul Dummett – 7.5/10
Defended excellently and kept Riyad Mahrez quiet. His performance was extremely assuring and he was a reliable presence for the Magpies.
Mo Diame – 8.5/10
An outstanding display from Diame, who has sparked a stunning turnaround. He won most of his challenges and showed real character.
Jonjo Shelvey – 9/10
The midfielder put in a fine performance and scored a screamer of a goal. Every single touch of his was sheer quality and worked well with Diame.
Matt Ritchie – 7/10
Could not do much damage in the final third but besides that, he retained possession admirably and his work rate was fantastic.
Ayoze Perez – 8.5/10
Chipped in with a crucial goal and an assist. He proved to be a real thorn for Leicester’s defenders.
Kenedy – 7.5/10
Kenedy did well for the Magpies and covered a lot of ground as he contributed to the attack and defence with equal gusto.
Dwight Gayle – 7/10
Gayle was one of the hardest workers this afternoon and he caused a lot of trouble to the Leicester backline. He has done a great job for the club lately and this game was no different.
Christian Atsu – 7/10
Maintained fluidity in the game and was effective on the counter.
Joselu – 6/10
Did a decent job and maintained possession.
Isaac Hayden – N/A
Not enough time to make a lasting impact.