Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United: Callum Wilson double in Magpies win



Callum Wilson celebrates
All 11 of Callum Wilson’s Premier League goals for Newcastle have been scored in the second half

Newcastle moved to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions League-chasing Leicester City.

Joe Willock put the visitors ahead with a cool finish after pouncing on an error from Foxes defender Caglar Soyuncu.

Paul Dummett doubled the Magpies’ lead, rising above Wesley Fofana to head past Kasper Schmeichel from Matt Ritchie’s corner, before Callum Wilson’s second-half double wrapped up the three points.

From 4-0 down, the hosts grabbed two goals inside the last 10 minutes through Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho to give the Magpies a late scare.

The result moves Steve Bruce’s side up to 13th, 12 points ahead of 18th-placed Fulham who have four games left.

Leicester, in third, remain five points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham but have now played a game more.

Foxes fearing a repeat of last season

Brendan Rodgers
Leicester City have spent the entire Premier League season so far inside the top four

The evening started badly for Leicester when they were forced into a last-minute change minutes before kick-off, and things only went downhill from there.

Albrighton started in place of Jonny Evans, who limped down the tunnel after picking up an injury in the warm-up.

Two goal-bound efforts from Federico Fernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho were saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka in the early stages.

Dubravka was eventually beaten late in the second half, first by Albrighton’s impressive strike from the edge of the box, followed by a low effort into the bottom right corner from Iheanacho. However, by then the damage had been done.

Manager Brendan Rodgers must be desperate to avoid a repeat of 2019-20, when they missed out on a place in the Champions League on the final day having spent almost all the season in the top four.

They have a tough conclusion to this season, visiting second-placed Manchester United on Tuesday and then travelling to fourth-placed Chelsea on 18 May, three days after facing them in the FA Cup final.

Leicester’s final Premier League game is at home to Tottenham, who are sixth, on 23 May.

More to follow.

Player of the match

WilsonCallum Wilson

Leicester City

  1. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

  2. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

  3. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

  4. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  5. Squad number3Player nameFofana

  6. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  7. Squad number17Player nameAyoze Pérez

  8. Squad number25Player nameNdidi

  9. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

  10. Squad number33Player nameThomas

  11. Squad number24Player nameMendy

  12. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  13. Squad number21Player nameRicardo Pereira

  14. Squad number4Player nameSöyüncü

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number13Player nameWilson

  2. Squad number28Player nameWillock

  3. Squad number1Player nameDubravka

  4. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

  5. Squad number3Player nameDummett

  6. Squad number11Player nameRitchie

  7. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  8. Squad number23Player nameMurphy

  9. Squad number18Player nameFernández

  10. Squad number8Player nameShelvey

  11. Squad number17Player nameKrafth

  12. Squad number9Player nameJoelinton

  13. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

  14. Squad number16Player nameHendrick

Line-ups

Leicester

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Castagne
  • 3Fofana
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 21Ricardo PereiraSubstituted forThomasat 69′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 25NdidiSubstituted forPérezat 63′minutes
  • 11Albrighton
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forMendyat 77′minutes
  • 14IheanachoBooked at 72mins
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 18Amartey
  • 19Ünder
  • 20Choudhury
  • 24Mendy
  • 26Praet
  • 28Fuchs
  • 33Thomas

Newcastle

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Dubravka
  • 23Murphy
  • 17KrafthBooked at 56mins
  • 18Fernández
  • 3Dummett
  • 11Ritchie
  • 28WillockSubstituted forS Longstaffat 77′minutes
  • 8Shelvey
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forHendrickat 88′minutes
  • 13Wilson
  • 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forJoelintonat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clark
  • 7Carroll
  • 9Joelinton
  • 12Gayle
  • 15Lewis
  • 16Hendrick
  • 19Manquillo
  • 29Gillespie
  • 36S Longstaff

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