Head to head records: Away v Leicester


Jamie Vardy opened the scoring in the 2-0 defeat earlier kin the season. Picture courtesy of Premier League.

It is incredibly difficult to envisage Newcastle getting a positive result away at Leicester on Friday night as The Foxes have shown an upturn in form since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.

It was in this fixture last season when the Magpies achieved their first win at The King Power Stadium after the stadium opened in 2003. Following that win which took place on 7th April last year, Newcastle climbed into the top half of the table, the first time the Magpies were a top half side in the Premier League since the previous November.

Regarding the history of this fixture, Leicester have only achieved one league double over Newcastle since the 1974/75 season. Their only league double since then came in their fantastic title winning campaign in 2015/16.

On Friday night, the midlands club have the opportunity to make it two league doubles since 1975 after they ran out as comfortable 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture back in September at St. James' Park and certain someone from Newcastle Fans TV went viral for his post-match raging rant.

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Newcastle wins: 51

Leicester wins: 44

Draws: 27

Premier League

Newcastle wins: 10

Leicester wins: 8

Draws: 5

Premier League at Leicester

Draws: 4

Leicester wins: 4

Newcastle wins: 3

Previous ten (all competitions)

Leicester wins: 6 (14 goals)

Newcastle wins: 3 (6 goals)

Draws: 1

Biggest win: Leicester 0 - 4 Newcastle United (02/01/1909)

Biggest defeat: Leicester 6 - 1 Newcastle United (18/01/1930)

Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 6 - 0 Leicester (2-0 and 4-0: 1908/09 season)

Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 1 - 8 Leicester (0-3 and 1-5: 1927/28 season).

Memory Lane

Leicester 1 - 2 Newcastle United - 07/04/2018 (Premier League)

Martin Dubravka:

DeAndre Yedlin:

Jamaal Lascelles:

Florian Lejeune:

Paul Dummett: The Foxes felt that they could have had a penalty when Riyad Mahrez, now at Man City, went down in the box under Paul Dummett's challenge.

Matt Ritchie:

Mohamed Diame: This was a run of form that saw the very best of Mo Diame. Interception after interception and the match against Leicester was no exception. The following match at home to Arsenal, when Newcastle came from behind to win 2-1, the Senegalese midfielder was nominated as the Man of the Match by Sky Sports.

Jonjo Shelvey: Opened the scoring with his only Premier League goal for Newcastle. A right footed finesse into the bottom right corner from outside the box via a Ben Chilwell deflection.

Kenedy:

Ayoze Perez: Perez doubled the lead after 75 minutes with what is arguably, his best goal for the club. The long ball forward bypassed defenders, Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire thus the ball bounced heavily and Perez, with the outside of his right foot and from around 25 yards out delightfully lobbed Kasper Schmeichel to perfection. The Spaniard also assisted Shelvey's goal.

Dwight Gayle: The striker fell victim to a slight bust-up with Harry Maguire which many called for the centre back to be sent off but referee, Stuart Atwell only gave Maguire a yellow card. Gayle was later subbed off for Joselu.

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