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Guimaraes played a key role in Newcastle’s triumph over Leicester


Guimaraes played a key role in Newcastle’s triumph over Leicester


Newcastle nicks all three points in stoppage time after a superb counter-attack is finished off by Guimaraes to make it 2-1.

It looked like it would end 1-1 after Lookman had opened the scoring for Leicester early in the first half.

Before Guimaraes equalised after half an hour following a VAR review.

There wasn’t much quality in the final third by either team, with neither keeper having much to do.

But Guimaraes popped up in the 95th minute to score the winner.

Starting lineup:

NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka;

Emil Krafth, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett;

Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes;

Miguel Almiron, Chris Wood, Allan Saint-Maximin.


NEWCASTLE SUBS: Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez,

Jacob Murphy, Joe Willock, Paul Dummett, Sean Longstaff.


LEICESTER (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel;

James Justin, Daniel Amartey, Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas;

Youri Tielemans, Nampalys Mendy; Ayoze Perez, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Ademola Lookman;

Patson Daka.


LEICESTER SUBS: James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury, Jonny Evans, Kelechi Iheanacho, Timothy Castagne, Marc Albrighton, Eldin Jakupovic


It’s a lovely worked corner by the Foxes, as Dewsbury-Hall delivers a low cross towards the near post, which Perez flicks on, and Lookman then runs onto it and drills the ball towards goal. It has too much pace on it for Dubravka, who gets a hand on it but can’t stop it from going over the line. Leicester leads 1-0.

VAR has overturned the decision on the pitch, and Guimaraes’ goal is allowed to stand! Schmeichel didn’t have control of the ball, and Guimaraes flicks a boot at it and sends it through the legs of the keeper and into the back of the net. It’s 1-1.

Guimaraes scores his second of the game to make it 2-1 in stoppage time! Willock does well down the left wing after Newcastle break forward on the counter, and his cross into the box is deflected, but this sends it up into the path of Guimaraes, who powers a header into the top right corner of the net.

So, what’s next?

This victory sends Newcastle up to 14th on the table and guarantees their survival, as they now have a 12-point advantage over Burnley. They’ll face Crystal Palace in midweek next time out.

Meanwhile, Leicester remains ninth, and they travel to Everton on Wednesday.

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