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Shelvey and Perez move Newcastle clear

7 Apr 2018
Leicester City 1-2 Newcastle United

The duo both score as Magpies move 10 points above relegation zone with 2-1 win at Leicester City

Goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez boosted Newcastle United’s prospects of preserving their Premier League status as they won 2-1 at Leicester City.

Kasper Schmeichel saved early headers from Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez.

But he was beaten on 18 minutes when Perez teed up Shelvey to score from 18 yards.

Wes Morgan headed wide from Riyad Mahrez’s cross but Perez made it 2-0 with a long-range lob over Schmeichel following a mix-up between Morgan and Harry Maguire.

Jamie Vardy prodded in Shinji Okazaki’s knock-down for his fourth goal in as many PL matches on 84 minutes.

But Newcastle held on and move up to 10th place with 38 points after a third straight league win.

Leicester are five points and two places better off.

See: Leicester reportNewcastle report

Next fixtures

Leicester: 14 Apr v Burnley (A)
Newcastle: 15 Apr v Arsenal (H)

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