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Newcastle United v Leicester City

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27 Sep 2018
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town

Newcastle United are searching for a first win of the campaign while Leicester have three victories from their first six matches.

Team news

Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon (thigh) has been ruled out after being injured in the draw with Crystal Palace.

Leicester winger Demarai Gray (ankle) will be out for three to six weeks following his injury at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup.

Matty James (Achilles) is the only other Leicester absentee. Caglar Soyuncu is available to play.

Did you know?

This is the third time Newcastle have lost their first three home fixtures in a league season after doing so in 1986/87 and 1987/88. They have never before lost their first four.

Leicester's James Maddison is looking to score in three consecutive league fixtures for the first time.

Newcastle have lost their last two home matches against Leicester, conceding three goals in each defeat. 

The only team to concede more first-half goals than Leicester's seven this season are Huddersfield Town, with eight. But, Newcastle have scored only two goals before the break this season, the third-lowest total after the one goal of Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants:
 Richard West, Daniel Cook
Fourth official: Mike Dean

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