Foxes out to strengthen grip on third

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 35 of 38

Leicester City vs Newcastle United 

King Power Stadium 
Leicester, England
Friday, 07 May 2021
Kick-off is at 21:00  
Leicester City will be aiming to strengthen their grip on third spot when they host Newcastle United in a 2020-21 English Premier League match on Friday evening. 
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce
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The Foxes have taken seven from the last nine points available following a 1-1 draw at Southampton last weekend. The Saints were down to 10-men for more than 80 minutes, but were able to peg back Brendan Rodgers' troops who sit two points clear of Chelsea in fourth.

"We're obviously disappointed with the result considering the circumstances of the game," Rodgers, whose side thumped 10-man Southampton 9-0 in the corresponding fixture last season, told reporters.

"We're normally very good in those situations (against 10 men) but I didn't think we were fast enough in the game and we didn't play with the intensity we wanted to.

"The guys have given everything. It was the fourth game in 13 days so maybe that had something to do with it but no excuse, we have to give credit to Southampton, they made it incredibly difficult. We hope the point proves important for us."
Newcastle suffered a 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday but look set to avoid relegation. The Magpies have dropped down back to 17th spot on the league standings but sit nine points clear of Fulham and the drop zone. 
James Maddison of Leicester
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Goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans led Leicester to a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the reverse fixture at St James' Park earlier this season. 

Leicester City vs Newcastle United head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 89
Leicester City wins: 38
Newcastle United wins: 34
Draws: 17 

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 35:

Friday, 07 May
21:00 - Leicester City vs Newcastle United 
Saturday, 08 May 
13:30 - Leeds United vs Tottenham Hotspur 
16:00 - Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
18:30 - Manchester City vs Chelsea 
21:15 - Liverpool vs Southampton 
Sunday, 09 May
13:00 - Wolves vs Brighton & Hove Albion
15:05 - Aston Villa vs Manchester United 
17:30 - West Ham United vs Everton 
20:00 - Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion  
Monday, 10 May
21:00 - Fulham vs Burnley 

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Published: 05/05/2021