Premier League: Newcastle move up to second place

Premier League

Newcastle United easily defeated Leicester City to win their sixth game in a row and move up to second place in the standings.

Chris Wood scored the game’s first goal from the penalty spot to start off a commanding performance, and Miguel Almiron then sailed past the Leicester defense to score the game’s second goal.

Newcastle showed the decisive edge that the hosts lacked by heading the third goal from a Kieran Trippier corner for his second of the year.

Brendan Rodgers’ team was anemic in attack without England midfielder James Maddison, who is still recovering from a knee injury incurred before to the World Cup.

In the second half, Jamie Vardy came off the bench to speed up the Foxes’ attack. He was able to get in down the side on a few occasions, but there was no blue shirt waiting to receive his crosses.

Despite playing two more games than the leaders, Arsenal, Newcastle remain four points behind them. Leicester, which only had two feeble attempts on goal in the closing ten minutes, is still in thirteenth place.

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