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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ayoze Pérez (32')

Newcastle recover to win away with Perez header at Leicester

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Newcastle close in on safety with win at Leicester (0:49)

Leicester City's four-match winning run is over thanks to an Ayoze Perez header, which moves Newcastle three points closer to Premier League safety. (0:49)

Newcastle United recovered from two consecutive defeats to beat Leicester City 1-0 with an Ayoze Perez header on Friday and moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Spaniard glanced the ball into the top right corner of the net from Matt Ritchie's cross to put Newcastle ahead after 32 minutes despite Leicester having dominated possession.

Salomon Rondon almost put the visitors ahead before that when he hit the bar with a powerful free-kick from 30 metres.

Leicester, looking to secure a European spot next season under new coach Brendan Rodgers, had striker Jamie Vardy back.

Vardy had scored six goals in the club's five matches under Rodgers, who joined from Celtic, but apart from an early chance that was saved he had little impact on the game.

Leicester remain seventh on 47 points, while Newcastle moved up to 13th on 38 with their first away win since December.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 34 +65 86
2 Liverpool 34 +57 85
3 Tottenham Hotspur 34 +29 67
4 Arsenal 33 +26 66
5 Chelsea 34 +21 66
6 Manchester United 33 +19 64
7 Leicester City 34 +1 47
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 -1 47
9 Everton 34 +2 46
10 Watford 33 -1 46
11 West Ham United 34 -10 42
12 AFC Bournemouth 34 -12 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 -6 39
14 Burnley 34 -18 39
15 Newcastle United 34 -11 38
16 Southampton 33 -15 36
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -21 33
18 Cardiff City 34 -33 31
19 Fulham 34 -44 20
20 Huddersfield Town 34 -48 14