Leicester vs Newcastle: In the must-win game at home for Leicester, the home side delivered a power-packed performance.
In the 1st 15 minutes of the game, Newcastle looked to create some chances to score but Leicester’s defender’s outstanding defensive play didn’t allow them to score. In the 38th minute, Tielemans penalty opened the score for the home team. In the 2nd half, Leicester showed their complete dominance and ended the game with a big 4-0 win. Tielemans scored twice, Maddison and Daka scored one each to get their names on the goal sheet.
Here is the players rating from the match between Leicester and Newcastle.
Leicester vs Newcastle Player Ratings
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (6/10): An outstanding for Schmeichel. He made 3 important saves and also multiple occasions made some important clearances which helped Leicester get goal-scoring chances.
Jonny Evans (N/A): Evans suffered a hamstring injury in the 5th minute which forced him to get substituted.
Caglar Soyuncu (7/10): Soyuncu was at his best at defense, he tracked down the forward movements of Saint-Maximin and Joe Willock. In the counter-attacking situations, he made some great runs to create key passes at Barnes and Dewsbury-Hall.
Luke Thomas (7/10): Thomas looked the best at defense for Leicester. He had 81% passing accuracy and also created a few chances at attacking the front for his team in the 1st half.
Timothy Castagne (6/10): Castagne was looking good in some situations during the game. On the defensive front, he was doing well to stop the build-up between Joelinton and Wilson. In the attacking front also, he made some key passes to create penetrative chances in Newcastle defense.
Wilfred Ndidi (7/10): At the central midfield position, Ndidi showed some great mobility with the ball but he created some great goal-scoring chances for Maddison and Daka.
Youri Tielemans (9/10): Tielemans had an outstanding game. He scored 2 important goals and also allowed Leicester to get multiple scoring opportunities.
James Maddison (9/10): Maddison was outstanding right from the 1st minute for Leicester with passing and creating chances. He also scored a goal and made an assist to Tielemans to score his 2nd goal.
Harvey Barnes (7/10): Throughout the game, Barnes was outstanding and he made a beautiful assist to Maddison to get his 1st goal.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (6/10): Dewsbury-Hall looked good in patches for his team. o, forget. He couldn’t find many chances to score and was dispossessed in multiple situations by Newcastle defenders.
Patson Daka (8/10): Daka’s pacy movement helped him to get past Newcastle defenders on multiple occasions. He also scored the 2nd goal for Leicester to build up the lead.
Boubakary Soumare (7/10): After coming as a substitute at the 5th minute, Soumare made some excellent defensive blocks and passes to hold the defense line intact for Leicester.
Marc Albrighton (7/10): Brendan Rogers made a tactical move of bringing Albrighton against Barnes. This move was a masterstroke as it helped to maintain the pressure on Newcastle and it also yielded goals in the final minutes for Leicester.
Kasey McAteer (N/A)
Martin Dubravka (GK) (6/10): Dubravka looked good in patches at goal. He made a good save in the 1st half but later conceded 2 goals and his passes were not great to build possession for Newcastle.
Jamal Lewis (6/10): Throughout the game, Lewis struggled to stop the attacking partnership of Daka and Maddison. In the attacking build-ups, he showed some promising moves but failed to create chances.
Jamaal Lascelles (5/10): At Centre back, Lascelles struggled throughout the game both in offense and defense set up for Newcastle. He was finding it difficult to block the movements by Barnes and Dewsbury-Hall.
Fabian Schar (7/10): Schar was very good tactically as the back. He made 3 important clearances to stop Leicester attacking trio from getting in scoring positions.
Javi Manquillo (6/10): Manquillo right from the start was struggling at defense. His lack of accurate passing allowed Leicester to gain possession.
Allan Saint-Maximin (7/10): With 89% passing accuracy, Saint-Maximin once again looked impressive in holding midfield for Newcastle. He made excellent passes to Willock and Shelvey to maintain the high line press on Leicester.
Joe Willock (6/10): Willock was struggling in the midfield for Newcastle. He had only 67% passing accuracy and his movements were well tracked by Evans and Soyuncu.
Jonjo Shelvey (6/10): He also struggled at the midfield along with Willock. Shelvey had 68% passing accuracy and also struggled on multiple occasions to block Tielemans through balls.
Miguel Almiron (6/10): In the game, Almiron had some beautiful touches but his passes were lacking penetration and were facing difficulties in the build-up with Joelinton and Wilson.
Joelinton (7/10): Joelinton had an outstanding day. He was able to run through the defensive trio for Leicester and with 93% passing accuracy, he helped Newcastle create some good chances.
Callum Wilson (7/10): Wilson was very creative in the attacking front for Newcastle in the minimal chances that he got in the game. He made some glorious runs past Castagne and Soyunucu but was unable to score.
Jacob Murphy (7/10): After coming in as a substitute in the 62nd minute, he showed the brilliant game to get possession for Newcastle. With 83% passing accuracy, he helped the team to get the momentum going to keep the attack on the opposition.
Ryan Fraser (7/10): Fraser came as a substitute for Almiron and in his 30 minutes of play, he made some outstanding blocks and clearances which helped to dent Leicester’s attack. In the attacking front, he made some crucial runs but failed to deliver the finishing passes.
Matt Ritchie (N/A)