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Newcastle 0-0 Leicester: Eddie Howe’s men secure Champions League football next season


Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson had scored 11 goals in his last 10 games before facing Leicester

Newcastle claimed the point needed to secure a top-four Premier League finish with a goalless draw against relegation-threated Leicester, whose fate is now out of their own hands.

Eddie Howe’s side failed to break the deadlock in a match they dominated, striking the post three times, but the result was sufficient for the Magpies to make a return to the Champions League next season.

Newcastle’s are four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool heading into Sunday’s final day of the season, while Leicester remain in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety.

The hosts had 81% possession during the contest and initially found it difficult to make inroads, but Callum Wilson hooked an effort against the post and saw his follow-up effort headed off the line by Wilfred Ndidi.

Three minutes before half-time the hosts rattled the post again through Miguel Almiron, while in the second half visiting goalkeeper Daniel Iversen acrobatically tipped over Alexander Isak’s effort from distance.

Bruno Guimaraes also hit the woodwork with a header from almost on the goal-line in the second period, but Leicester almost won it in injury time when Nick Pope kept out Timothy Castagne’s acrobatic effort.

Foxes boss Dean Smith started England internationals James Maddison and Harvey Barnes on the bench but neither was able to inject any impetus into their dull performance after coming on.

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Newcastle United

  1. Squad number22Player namePope

  2. Squad number2Player nameTrippier

  3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

  4. Squad number4Player nameBotman

  5. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  6. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

  7. Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães

  8. Squad number32Player nameAnderson

  9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  10. Squad number9Player nameWilson

  11. Squad number14Player nameIsak

  1. Squad number8Player nameGordon

  2. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

  3. Squad number23Player nameMurphy

Leicester City

  1. Squad number31Player nameIversen

  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

  3. Squad number15Player nameSouttar

  4. Squad number6Player nameEvans

  5. Squad number3Player nameFaes

  6. Squad number33Player nameThomas

  7. Squad number25Player nameNdidi

  8. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  9. Squad number42Player nameSoumaré

  10. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  1. Squad number7Player nameBarnes

  2. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  3. Squad number20Player nameDaka

  4. Squad number24Player nameMendy

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2Trippier
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Bruno GuimarãesBooked at 8mins
  • 32AndersonSubstituted forMurphyat 77′minutes
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forGordonat 88′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 68′minutes
  • 14IsakBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 1Dúbravka
  • 3Dummett
  • 8Gordon
  • 10Saint-Maximin
  • 12Lewis
  • 13Targett
  • 23Murphy
  • 30Ashby
  • 81Miley

Leicester

Formation 5-3-2

  • 31Iversen
  • 27Castagne
  • 15Souttar
  • 6EvansSubstituted forDakaat 63′minutes
  • 3Faes
  • 33Thomas
  • 25NdidiSubstituted forMendyat 89′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 42Soumaré
  • 14IheanachoSubstituted forMaddisonat 45′minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forBarnesat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Barnes
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Smithies
  • 16Kristiansen
  • 18Amartey
  • 20Daka
  • 24Mendy
  • 26Praet
  • 37Tetê

Referee:
Andre Marriner

Attendance:
52,152

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