Eddie Howe reaction: Newcastle boss claims sky is the limit as Toon go second after Leicester romp
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe claims his side are capable of doing ‘anything’ after their 3-0 win at Leicester saw them climb to second in the Premier League table.
Howe’s men cruised past the Foxes at the King Power on Boxing Day with three first-half goals to claim a sixth consecutive Premier League win.
Chris Wood kickstarted a dominant performance by smashing the opener from the penalty spot before Miguel Almiron glided past a struggling Leicester defence to tuck away the second.
Joelinton headed the third from a Kieran Trippier corner for his second goal of the season, as the Magpies demonstrated the clinical edge that was completely missing from the homs ide.
And speaking to BBC MOTD after the game, Howe said: “Coming here knowing how difficult it was going to be, the start was really important to us. The first half an hour we were excellent.
“It’s a trademark goal for Miggy [Miguel Almiron] and a really good team move.
“Leicester showed their quality in the second half and it was difficult to get the ball.
“I was keen for us to go on and control the game more. But I do think we minimised their threat.
“Credit to the team, it’s another clean sheet and that’s important.”
Confidence key for flying Newcastle stars
On Almiron scoring nine league goals this season, Howe added: “Confidence is so important and he has been lifted by the form of the players around him.”
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As for Howe’s men hitting the mighty heights of second spot, Howe said: “We can do anything.
“The season is still young enough for all possibilities to exist for us. I want the fans to believe we can do anything.”
Next up for Newcastle is a home clash with Leeds on New Year’s Eve.
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