Newcastle close to EPL safety after stunning Leicester 4-2
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Newcastle stunned Leicester 4-2 to inch closer to survival in the English Premier League and deal a possibly destructive blow to the Foxes’ Champions League hopes on Friday.
Callum Wilson struck two times to all however protect the Magpies’ Premier League status. They are one point from security.
Caglar Soyuncu’s mistake talented Joe Willock the opener, then Paul Dummett’s very first objective in more than 5 years doubled the visitors’ lead.
Wilson’s second-half brace raised the Magpies to 13th location, while Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho scored late for Leicester.
They will be safe if Fulham stop working to beat Burnley on Monday, however can decrease just on objective distinction as they deal with the Cottagers on the last day of the season.
Leicester had a hard time terribly after losing Jonny Evans in the warm-up and stay 3rd however unlocked for Chelsea and West Ham in the race to end up in the leading 4.
The Foxes go to Manchester United on Tuesday while they likewise deal with Chelsea and Tottenham — after their FA Cup last versus the Blues — in their last 3 top-flight video games.
They might suffer late Champions League heartbreak once again, with fifth-placed West Ham 5 points behind with a video game in hand, after the Foxes likewise lost out on the leading 4 on the last day of last season.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.