Newcastle United were beaten 4–0 by Leicester in a crucial match of English Premier League football match, putting the team on the verge of relegation. Youri Tielemans took the lead in the 38th minute and scored his second goal of the match in the 81st minute on penalty. Patson Daka and James Maddison also added their name to the goal scorers list in 57th and 85th minutes respectively. Newcastle has won just one out of 16 matches so far. The team has to play Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in the next three matches.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reacted as his side won the game by a 4-0 match result. “Very pleased. Obviously with Jonny Evans going out early… When you see the young team and the experience they are gaining. To keep a clean sheet against very dangerous players, I am very pleased.” He added, “That’s very important and is typified in this team. The spirit and the team are great and they are unselfish. The first goal is brilliant in terms of our pressing that leads to the penalty.”
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said as his team is on verge of relegation: “It was a strange game because I thought we were OK for large parts. We were ok in the first half and were a threat at times. We conceded a goal with the penalty – which was debatable whether it was. The scoreline looks like a heavy defeat but I didn’t think it felt like that at all.”
At the same time, Burnley played a goalless draw with West Ham in another match and that too remains in the relegation zone. West Ham is ranked fourth while Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are in the top three spots. Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-1 in the second match. The match between Tottenham and Brighton had to be canceled because a case of corona infection was found in the Tottenham team.