Maddison and Tielemans strike in style as Leicester see off Newcastle

Leicester claimed their first win in three games after surviving a nervy finale to beat Newcastle 2-1.

The Foxes went into the game having drawn their last two games in the Premier League. However, two well-taken goals were enough to give them the win they needed to stay in the top four.

It was a first half of few chances, although the ball was in the back of the net once.

However, Jamie Vardy’s strike in the 12th minute was ruled out for offside.

Leicester finally took the lead in the 55th minute. Harvey Barnes drove at the defence before playing it to Vardy, who came inside before setting up James Maddison.

The midfielder quickly got a shot away that sent Karl Darlow in the wrong direction, making it 1-0.

Newcastle immediately set about trying to get back into the game. Moments later, they had a chance at the other end, but Timothy Castagne made a brilliant tackle on Callum Wilson.

The Newcastle striker wanted a penalty, but replays showed Castagne had cleanly taken the ball.

Another clinical attack saw Leicester double their lead as the game entered its last 20 minutes. Marc Albrighton sent a cross along the ground for Youri Tielemans, who was running towards the edge of the box.

The Belgian midfielder curled the ball in with a well-taken first time finish.

Carroll off the mark again for Newcastle

With the clock ticking down, Steve Bruce knew he had to change something. He sent on Andy Carroll, and the change had the desired effect.

Shortly after his introduction, the ball dropped to the striker inside the box. He fired it home with his left foot to get his first goal since returning to Newcastle last season, halving the deficit in the process.

It prompted a nervous finale for Leicester, who then denied Wilson again thanks to a good save from Kasper Schmeichel. The striker was offside anyway.

Leicester looked to restore their two-goal lead straight away, but Darlow made himself big to deny Barnes.

It remained 2-1, meaning Newcastle are now without a win in their last five Premier League games. Leicester, meanwhile, are one point away from Liverpool and Manchester United, albeit having played a game more.