Last Saturday, Newcastle United extended their winning streak to 3 games and moved up to tenth in the table as they beat Leicester city 2-1 away from home. After 2 decisive Newcastle goals via Jonjo Shelvey and Perez, Jamie Vardy scored what turned out to be a consolation goal as the foxes couldn't keep the pressure going for long enough to salvage anything at the King Power Stadium.
Subs: Kenedy OFF, Atsu ON (64'), Gayle OFF, Joselu ON (70'), Diame OFF, Hayden ON (81')
Match (First Half)
Newcastle started the first half playing very attacking football before they deservedly took the lead on 18 minutes through Jonjo Shelvey. The English midfielder took a fake shot at first but his actual shot deflected off the elbow of Leicester defender Ben Chillwell before hitting the back of the net.
Three minutes later and we almost saw a red card given out as Dwight Gayle and Leicester's Harry Maguire were involved in a little scrap which ended in the latter shoving Gayle in his face. Maguire arguably should've been given a red card but he was instead booked along with Jamaal Lascelles
But that wasn't the end of the controversy as Leicester City could've got a penalty when Paul Dummett appeared to illegally take winger Riyaz Mahrez down inside the box. The decision was tough for the referee but Newcastle fans will feel that he made the right decision as he let the foul go, much to the disapproval of the Leicester supporters.
Match (Second Half)
After withstanding some strong pressure in the second half Newcastle came out of nowhere to score a fantastic goal. Florian Lejeune's long clearance found Ayoze Perez who chipped the ball over Kasper Schmeichel with 15 minutes to go to secure a win for the magpies.
However the Foxes weren't losing this one without a fight, 7 minutes before the end Shinji Okazaki responded to Demarai Grey's cross by heading the ball onto Jamie Vardy for a simple tap in.
However Leicester failed to put any further pressure on the magpies and the last few minutes of the game was actually filled with more chances for Newcastle including Ritchie's near miss as he tried to curl one in from long range.
The match finished 2-1 to Newcastle.
Our next game will be at home to Arsenal on Sunday the 15th of April. Arsenal have won their last three premiership games (v Southampton, Watford, Stoke) and have also just progressed to the semi finals of the Europa League, beating CSKA Moscow 6-3 on aggregate. Obviously it is going to be very difficult, but with the run we're on we have a good chance of beating them if we show up.