Leicester leapt to third place in the Premier League with a performance that can only feed their ambitions to become a regular part of the elite. After the win here against Tottenham Hotspur last week, this was a very different challenge and they overcame it with pizzazz. Newcastle wound up a rabble with their manager, Steve Bruce, condemning “a complete surrender”.
Ricardo Pereira got Leicester going with a superb goal in the first half before Isaac Hayden was sent off for Newcastle, who had already begun to crumble with 11 players. Jamie Vardy scored twice in the second half, Wilfred Ndidi helped himself to one and the visitors’ haplessness was encapsulated by Paul Dummett inadvertently diverting a cross by Dennis Praet into his own goal.