Leicester City claim all 3 points against Newcastle United

Wonderful finishes from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans fired Leicester to a 2-1 win at Newcastle as they registered a seventh away Premier League win this season.

Jamie Vardy had the ball in the net for Leicester in the 13th minute, but it was ruled out for offside, in a tame first half with few highlights. Not since September 2018 had St James’ Park witnessed fewer shots in the first half of a Premier League match.

Both sides improved in the second half, with Maddison (55) firing Leicester into the lead shortly after the break. Tielemans (72) then powered home a great finish before Andy Carroll (82) made it a nervy finish for the Foxes with a left-foot volley.

It was the first time Carroll found the net since re-signing in August 2019 and his first Newcastle goal since Boxing Day in 2010.

Leicester held on to win a seventh away Premier League game, matching their entire tally on the road from last season. The result sends them third in the table above Tottenham and a point behind joint leaders Liverpool and Manchester United. Newcastle remain in 15th.

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