Newcastle vs Leicester (2-3) – 9.12.2017
Newcastle vs Leicester Match Report:
Premier League Match Preview
Newcastle vs Leicester City
17:30 Saturday 9th December
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Newcastle vs Leicester City Head to Head & Recent Match
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The Magpies Manager Benitez says – We have to improve as a team to make sure we can compete… We have to maximise what we have.
The Foxes Manager Puel says – We have a lot of respect for Newcastle because they have a great manager with quality in his team. They know themselves very well because they played together in the Championship.
Rafael Benitez team welcome back Jamaal Lascelles and Christian Atsu and have a clean bill of health.
Claude Puel team have no new injury concerns with Matty James (Achilles) and Robert Huth (ankle) the only absentees.
Newcastle vs Leicester City Unpublished
The Magpies NUFC have lost only two of their last 17 home league meetings with Leicester City, although the Foxes won on their last visit to St James’ Park in November 2015.
Leicester Star Player Jamie Vardy is one away from becoming the first Leicester City player to hit 50 Premier League goals.
Newcastle United Football Club haven’t failed to score in three consecutive home Premier League matches since February 2014 while manager Rafael Benitez has never lost three consecutive home Premier League fixtures.
Leicester City Number 20 Striker Shinji Okazaki scored in both fixtures the last time these sides met in 2015/16, making Newcastle the only team he’s scored in more than one match against in the Premier League.
Office Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Office Assistants: Harry Lennard, Richard West
Match Fourth official: Lee Mason