Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United:
Jamie Vardy scored twice as a swaggering Leicester thumped Newcastle, who were struggling long before Isaac Hayden was sent off
The Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles speaks
“Terrible. We’ve nobody to blame except ourselves. It’s just not acceptable. We really do need to look ourselves in the mirror. We’ve never considered five goals since I’ve been at the club. I dunno… The boys do care, and being a man down is a disadvantage, but you can still roll your sleeves up and get into a shape where they don’t score anymore. We didn’t do that. It ain’t good enough.
“It doesn’t matter what manager you have, you need to have a bit of pride yourself and make sure you win your flipping duels: don’t let one-twos, stay with the runner, the little simple things. We didn’t do that. I don’t want to say we gave up, but we really need to sit down and look back at that because it’s not acceptable. But we can’t let it affect us going forward.”
“We thought the first goal would be all-important, and in the end we got a good win. We’ve got lots of different ways we can score. We used to be a counter-attacking side but now we’ve got different dimensions to our attack, and you saw that with our goals today.”
“I saw the space [for the goal]. Jamie’s movement dragged one of the defenders away, and then I tried my luck and I scored. It’s nice to keep a clean sheet as well, that
It is no longer appropriate to describe Leicester City as an outside bet for a top four place. Brendan Rodgers’ team are good enough, hungry enough and ruthless enough to shake up the Premier League for the second time in four seasons.
Wilfred Ndidi 🔵🇳🇬 vs Newcastle
92% pass accuracy
1 key pass
8 tackles won
1 aerial won
4/4 accurate long balls
10/14 duels won
Best DM in the EPL??