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Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United

Match summary

29 Sep 2019
Leicester City v Newcastle United

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester City beat Newcastle United 5-0 to move up to third in the Premier League table.

Leicester took the lead after 16 minutes, with Ricardo Pereira surging forward before shooting superbly into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.

Newcastle were reduced to 10 men just before half-time when Isaac Hayden was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Dennis Praet.

Jamie Vardy made it 2-0 on 54 minutes, beating Martin Dubravka at his near post with a powerful low shot.

Leicester’s third came three minutes later, with Paul Dummett diverting Praet's cross into his own net.

Vardy scored his second on 64 minutes, heading in from substitute Marc Albrighton’s left-wing cross, before Wilfred Ndidi fired in the fifth in the 90th minute.

Leicester's fourth win in five matches leaves them with 14 points, two behind second-placed Manchester City.

Newcastle remain 19th with five points.

See: Leicester reportNewcastle report

Next fixtures

Leicester: 5 Oct v Liverpool (A)
Newcastle: 6 Oct v Man Utd (H)

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

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