Leicester City 5 Newcastle United 0
- Craig Pawson
Ten-man Newcastle United suffered a 5-0 defeat at the h和s of Leicester City on Sunday evening.
Ricardo Pereira’s solo strike opened the scoring at the King Power 体育场, before Steve Bruce’s side were reduced to ten men when Isaac 海登 was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Dennis praet.
Jamie vardy doubled the Foxes’ advantage after the restart, 和 Paul 达米特’s unfortunate own goal, vardy’s second of the evening and a last-gasp goal from Wilfred Ndidi wrapped up a miserable trip to the East Midl和s for the Magpies.
海登’s cross-shot across the face of goal at the other end almost presented Yoshinori 武藤敏郎 with an opener shortly after, but it was Brendan Rodgers’ side who looked the most threatening going forward in the early exchanges. Youri Tielemans’ deflected volley found the sidenetting inside the opening quarter of an hour, 和 moments after they took the lead.
The move was started and finished by Ricardo, who set off down the right flank, aided by 佩雷斯’s delicate flick into his path. The full back continued infield before taking aim with his left foot, 和 the shot zipped past Dúbravka into the bottom corner.
Midfielder praet saw an effort blocked while Christian 阿祖’s rising drive indicated United’s intent to apply pressure on the counter-attack, but their hopes were dealt a major blow just before the break. 海登 slid in to challenge for a loose ball with praet 和 caught the Belgian after getting his foot to the ball, but referee Craig Pawson issued a straight red card.
The dismissal heralded a reshuffle for those in black 和 white, with 武藤敏郎 making way for Ki Sung-yueng, but seven minutes after the restart it was two. Leicester broke quickly down the left with 巴恩斯 supplying a pass for vardy, who was running in behind the Magpies’ backline. The former Engl和 forward took it early, keeping his half volley low to squeeze it beyond Dúbravka.
The Foxes’ third, which arrived minutes later, came from some more swift attacking movement and ended with praet finding space on the right. He looked to centre it, but the ball took a cruel deflection off 达米特, wrongfooting Dúbravka 和 finding the net.
vardy’s second of the evening, a firm header from Marc Albrighton’s deep cross, made it four just after the hour mark on a day to forget for Newcastle, who introduced Andy 卡罗尔 和 DeAndre yedlin from the bench as the pair continue their comebacks from injury.
And Wilfred Ndidi’s finish on the turn, which bobbled into the bottom left-h和 corner, completed the scoring for the hosts in the game’s dying moments.