Saturday’s early game in the Premier League went emphatically with form, as Leicester City hammered Newcastle United to leave John Carver’s side with genuine relegation concerns.
Leicester bounced back in style from their midweek 3-1 defeat to champions-elect Chelsea, as two goals from Leonardo Ulloa and one from captain Wes Morgan saw the Foxes register their fifth win in six league matches.
Conversely, defeat for Newcastle means that the Magpies, who ended the game with nine men after Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat were sent off in the second half, have now lost seven games on the spin.
Newcastle remain one point above Leicester in the league table, but right now it is very hard to see them winning again between now and the end of the season – something they may well need to do to avoid dropping into the Championship.
Leicester were thoroughly dominant from the first whistle. It took them just 36 seconds to take the lead, with top-scorer Ulloa popping up from a corner.
Another set-piece undid Newcastle on 17 minutes, as Morgan got in front of his man to poke home from close range.
The game was put to bed in the opening moments of the second half, as Ulloa slammed home from the penalty spot, after Emmanuel Riviere had been punished for a clumsy challenge on Marcin Wasilewski.
Things went from bad to worse for Newcastle when Williamson and then Janmaat saw red for picking up their second yellow cards of the afternoon.
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