Leicester City vs Newcastle: What Benitez, Rodgers Said After EPL Match

Florence Fletcher
April 15, 2019

"It's been really positive, a really good coach who will improve us as a team massively, he'll improve individuals massively as well", he added. Both players showcased their talents yesterday and they were undoubtedly the best men on the pitch.

"This was the first time I'd seen this type of game and there are areas where we can be much better, sometimes it's the speed of the pass, sometimes it's positioning".

As the dust settled, the Magpies sealed a massive victory to go to 13th place from ninth whilst the hosts suffer their first home defeat under Brendan Rodgers to remain in seventh.

"Now we're coming into a set of fixtures that are hard, but I think we have more than enough ability in our squad to go and beat any team in the Premier League".

"They are a good team and were before Brendan Rodgers got there", the Spaniard told the Chronicle.

Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans had long-range efforts after the break but the Foxes were struggling to create clear chances against a Newcastle defence sitting increasingly deep. You have to enjoy today and be ready for the next one.

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Ayoze Perez believes Newcastle are now safe from relegation, but doubts that would be the case if Rafael Benitez was not in charge.

"We had two or three counter-attacks that we could have had a little more composure and scored more".

Leicester City have won five of their last six league encounters with Newcastle United (L1) - as many as they'd won in their previous 29 (W5 D8 L16).

Ayoze Perez's 32nd minute header settled the tie at the King Power Stadium to move Newcastle onto 38 points, 10 points clear of Cardiff City in the drop zone.

Newcastle have now picked up 16 points away from home in the Premier League this season (P17 W3 D7 L7), as many as they earned in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign on the road.

Since his debut for Newcastle at the start of the 2016-17 Championship season, Matt Ritchie has assisted 17 league goals for the club, at least four more than any other player in that time.

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