Leicester move up to third in Premier League by defeating 10-man Newcastle

2019 Sep 30

Leicester City maintained their impressive start to the season as they climbed up to third place in the Premier League by dominating 10-man Newcastle 5-0 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Portuguese full-back Ricardo Pereira opened the scoring after 16 minutes before Newcastle's Isaac Hayden was sent off. Striker Jamie Vardy netted twice in Leicester City's 5-0 win over Newcastle United.

Newcastle defender Paul Dummett deflected Dennis Praet's shot into his own goal to extend the lead for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi struck late as The Foxes claimed their fourth win from the last five league matches, losing only against Manchester United.

The home win lifts Leicester, the 2015-16 champions, to third place with 14 points, 7 behind leaders Liverpool and 2 behind second-placed Manchester City, while The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League table, accumulating 5 points from seven matches.

What’s next?

Leicester City face Liverpool at Anfield in the next round on October 5, while Newcastle United host Manchester United at St. James’ Park a day later.