Analysis – Four things learned Leicester 0-1 Newcastle United

Benitez the mastermind

Leicester City v Newcastle United - Premier League
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United celebrates following his 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 Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

If there’s any manager in the Premier League who is hugely underrated, it’s Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard is up there with the best in the league.

He has a track record of winning things around the world, having turned Valencia, Liverpool and Napoli into a force in the past.

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)

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

The work he is now doing at Newcastle is stupendous. He showed in this game that he can out-tactic any other manager in the league.

The Magpies were brilliantly set up to counter Leicester, nullifying their threat and having enough to cause problems at the other end. Benitez remains a man who is working miracles with what’s at his disposal.


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