Shinki Okazaki scored with a superb over-head kick to get Leicester City 1-0 in the lead and kept their title challenge on course for yet another week. Rafael Benitez took charge of Newcastle and they looked solid at the back for most part apart from that half chance converted by Okazaki.
Rafael Benitez took over as Newcaslte United manager as they visited Leicester City on monday night and it turned out to be another amazing premier league game. Leicester City went 1-0 up in 25th minute when Okazaki scored with impressive overhead kick. Newcastle held their own at the back but they lacked cutting edge to break down Leicester defense.
Leicester City 1-0 Newcastle United Highlights
[Premier League, Monday, 14th March 2016 ]
25′ 1 – 0 Shinji Okazaki
Newcastle are currently 19th in the table with 24 points while Sunderland and Norwich has 25 points each although both of them has played atleast 1 game more than newcastle United. In the next 10 games including Leicester City encounter on monday Newcastle United need atleast 5 wins to keep themselves save from relegation and with Rafael Benitez becoming new manager they will be eager to get a reaction.
Leicester on the other hand has been defying odds all season so far and might go into the newcastle game with their lead cut to just two points if Spurs beat Aston Villa on Sunday. Claudio Ranieri is likely to name a unchanged side with Jamie Vardy and Okazaki playing upfront while Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante and Albrighton should keep their places in midfield. Fuchs, Simpson, Huth and Morgan to make the back four in front of Kasper Schemeichel in goal.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday night.
Match Predictions: Last time these two meet back in last season encounter at King Power stadium, Leicester ran out 3-0 winners while earlier in the season Leicester secured another 3-0 win at St James Park. But with Rafael Benitez in charge, Newcastle fans can expect a reaction and a compact performance against Leicester which might earn them a result in this game. I am going with a surprise 2-1 win for Newcastle United on Monday.