Analysis – Four things learned Leicester 0-1 Newcastle United

Newcastle United safe

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle United and Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United celebrate following their sides victory in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Newcastle headed into this game looking over their shoulders. While they were seven points clear of the relegation zone they weren’t entirely comfortable.

A win at the KingPower has changed that. The Magpies are now ten points clear of the relegation zone. That’s a big enough buffer at this stage of the season.

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Landon Donovan #26 warms up before his first game back from retirement against the Orlando City FC at StubHub Center on September 11, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Donovan talks about how hard was for him to leave Everton

The American footballer joined the Blues on January 2010, but he only played 13 matches before returning to LA Galaxy.

Indeed, with five points now separating them from 16th and 17th placed Brighton and Southampton, there’s enough of a buffer for the Magpies to put their feet up.

Benitez will be keen to ensure that they pick up as many points as possible between now and the end of the season, but he’ll be confident that Newcastle will be in the Premier League next season.


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