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Leicester City v Newcastle United

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28 Sep 2019
Jamie Vardy

High-flying Leicester City are targeting a fourth win in five matches as they bid to remain in the top-three places.

Newcastle United are looking for a first victory in four outings as they attempt to increase the one-point gap above the relegation zone.

Team news 

Midfielder James Maddison is a doubt for Leicester City and will be assessed before the match.

Brendan Rodgers has no other fitness complaints to consider for the Magpies clash.

Newcastle United welcome Sean Longstaff back from an ankle injury and DeAndre Yedlin (groin) is available for the first time this season.

Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) will miss at least two weeks but Andy Carroll and Allan Saint-Maximin are in contention. 

Did you know?

If Newcastle triumph at King Power Stadium, this would become the fifth fixture in Premier League history to have five consecutive away wins for both teams, after Leicester v Man City (1994-2003), Blackburn Rovers v Fulham (2003-2005), Newcastle v Spurs (2013-2015) and Crystal Palace v Liverpool (2015-2017).

Leicester have lost only one of their last nine home league matches (W6 D2) but that defeat was against Newcastle in April.

Since the start of last season, only Liverpool, with 19, have won more PL points from losing positions than Leicester's 18, with the Foxes gaining four such points so far this season, the joint-most.

Newcastle have won alternate Premier League away matches out of their last six and lost last time out at Liverpool. They have won as many league away matches in their last six as in their previous 24 (W3 D9 L12).

Match officials

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin. Fourth official: David Coote. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.

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