‘Best XI?’ – fans react as Newcastle United team to face Leicester City confirmed

Eddie Howe named an unchanged starting line-up to face Leicester City at The King Power Stadium.

Sunday, 12th December 2021, 1:18 pm

The Magpies beat Leicester 4-2 at The King Power Stadium back in May with Joe Willock, Paul Dummett and Callum Wilson (twice) getting on the scoresheet.

Last weekend, Eddie Howe led Newcastle to their first win of the Premier League season against Burnley.

Now, he’ll be looking to carry on the momentum in Newcastle’s fight to avoid relegation when they face The Foxes this Sunday. And he’ll be hoping to do so using the same starting line-up that started against The Clarets.

Leicester have recently been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak which left seven players unavailable for their Thursday night Europa League defeat at Napoli. Jamie Vardy was named on the bench for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Newcastle have a relatively clean bill of health in comparison with Ryan Fraser back in contention following a slight hamstring issue and Fabian Schar starting despite missing training through the week due to a rib injury. Paul Dummett (calf) is the only confirmed absentee.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the team news on Twitter…

@NixonMark89: “Looks like he's found his best 11.”

@NUFCRyxn: “Scorelinton brace inbound.”

@SCARFYYYY: “Can we put Stephenson on the bench? Only change I'd make.”

@agbnufc_: “Come on lads this is massive. Just missing Fede for perfect 11.”

@Man_about_Toon: “Close to perfect. As good as Lascelles was last week I can't palate leaving out our best CB Fernandez. Would also be happy pushing Schar out for him, either way #NUFC.”

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