LONDON: Leicester left Newcastle nonetheless rooted within the Premier League relegation zone with a 4-0 thrashing of the Magpies the day prior to this, whilst West Ham’s Champions League ambitions have been dented through a 0-0 draw at Burnley. Regardless of being hit through a coronavirus outbreak that left Brendan Rodgers with out seven avid gamers, the Foxes gave Eddie Howe every other reminder of the duty he faces to stay Newcastle within the best flight as Youri Tielemans struck two times on the King Energy.
Howe will be capable of name at the assets of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund within the January switch window and effects somewhere else this weekend imply they continue to be simply 3 issues adrift of protection. However Newcastle face Liverpool, Manchester Town and Manchester United of their subsequent 3 video games and, in this shape, can be fortunate to flee that run with out every other serious hit to their function distinction.
Leicester had gained simply two in their earlier 9 video games in all competitions and have been dumped out of the Europa League through Napoli on Thursday. Alternatively, they were given the destroy they had to edge in entrance sooner than half-time when James Maddison engineered touch with Javier Manquillo to win a penalty. With Jamie Vardy staring at on from the bench, Tielemans took accountability from the spot to open the scoring seven mins sooner than half-time.
Patson Daka’s shape has noticed him earn his spot forward of Vardy in fresh weeks within the Premier League and Zambian had the very best of duties to roll in his 7th function of the season from Harvey Barnes’ unselfish move to double Leicester’s lead. Tielemans rounded off a advantageous workforce transfer for his 2d of the afternoon sooner than Maddison’s advantageous end compounded Newcastle’s ache 5 mins from time. Victory lifts Leicester to 8th and again within the battle for a spot within the best 4 whilst West Ham wasted the risk to increase their benefit over the chasing pack.
The Hammers have gained simply certainly one of their closing 5 league video games as Nick Pope annoyed David Moyes’ males with a string of saves at Turf Moor. West Ham edged one level forward of fifth-placed Manchester United, however Tottenham, who don’t seem to be in motion this weekend because of their very own COVID outbreak, are simply two issues again with two video games in hand. Some degree additionally does little to help Burnley’s hopes of survival as they continue to be in 18th, however are actually simply two issues adrift of protection. – AFP