#Leicester 5-0 #Newcastle: Five-star Foxes run riot against 10-man Magpies to move to third
Leicester beat Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon to climb to third place.
A superb solo goal by Ricardo Pereira and a Jamie Vardy double earned Leicester City third place in the Premier League by beating Sunday 10 players from Newcastle United (10-0).
Although his playmaker, James Maddison, had an ankle injury, Leicester still got off to a good start. Defender Pereira finished the race in depth in the 16th minute at Newcastle’s flat-bottom defense.
No matter how little Newcastle had to get out of the game, midfielder Isaac Hayden was denied a red card just before half-time for a dangerous challenge from Dennis Praet.
Vardy added the second in the 54th minute, catching a pass from Harvey Barnes to finish the first time with his left foot from a very tight angle.
Shortly after, New York defended itself as Paul Dummett turned Dennis Praet’s shot towards his own goal.
Vardy took the lead to score Marc Albrighton’s fourth goal in the 64th minute and Wilfred Ndidi scored the fifth goal in the final minute of regulation time.
The win elevates Leicester to third place with a 14-point lead over their visit to Liverpool, while Steve Bruce’s team is second behind and will host Manchester United.
Leicester striker Vardy told Sky Sports after the match: “We knew it would be a tough match, but we thought the first goal was important, we got it and we want to keep the momentum going. win a very good victory today.
“I’m very happy for Ricardo Pereira, having inserted him with a weaker foot, he is still good and will only improve, you can see what we have done so far on the training ground and implement the manager’s plans.
“We have a lot of different ways to score, we used to counterattack but we have different dimensions in attack.
“You can see how we play, we keep possession but play fast and have a final product.
“It’s still off the field, a very united group and coming back to the training ground for Liverpool next weekend.”