Leicester City 4-0 Newcastle United player ratings: 3s and 4s as Magpies suffer heaviest defeat of the season

Newcastle United were brought back to reality with a 4-0 defeat at Leicester City – but how did the players fare?

Sunday, 12th December 2021, 4:36 pm

Youri Tielemans’ first half penalty after Jamaal Lascelles fouled James Maddison inside the penalty area gave Leicester a half-time lead.

The Foxes doubled their advantage after the break as Harvey Barnes squared the ball to Patson Daka for an open goal tap-in. A second from Tielemans and another from Maddison sealed a convincing win for the home side.

Newcastle had a couple of chances to pull goals back through Joe Willock, Jonjo Shelvey and a Timothy Castagne back pass which was cleared off the line by Kasper Schmeichel. But it was too little too late as Eddie Howe’s side missed the chance to close the gap to safety, which remains at three points.

Next, United face a trip to Liverpool on Thursday (8pm kick-off) before hosting Manchester City and Manchester United over the festive period.

Here are Dominic Scurr’s player ratings from the match…

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