Leicester crush Newcastle 4-0, West Ham and Burnley held to 0-0 draw

2021-12-12 20:46:13
Leicester crush Newcastle 4-0, West Ham and Burnley held to 0-0 draw

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans scored twice as Leicester City thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Leicester found the net either side of halftime through a penalty from Tielemans and a tap-in from Zambian forward Patson Daka.

Tielemans and James Maddison scored late on to condemn Newcastle to their eighth defeat of the season.

Tielemans scored from the spot shortly before the break after Maddison had been tripped by Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles.

Leicester doubled their lead in the 57th minute when Maddison found Harvey Barnes who ran through on goal and laid it off for Daka to score.

Newcastle barely threatened Kasper Schmeichel's goal and the closest they came to scoring was through Leicester defender Timothy Castagne when he overhit a back pass to the Danish keeper who had to race back and clear the ball off the line.

Tielemans got his second late on, hitting the ball into the roof of the net from close range, before Maddison put a gloss on the scoreline with his fourth league goal of the season.

Eddie Howe's Newcastle are 19th in the standings, only kept off the bottom thanks to Norwich City's worse goal difference. Leicester climbed to eighth.

West Ham held at struggling Burnley

Fourth-placed West Ham United were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday with home keeper Nick Pope earning his side a point.

The Hammers, chasing a qualification spot for the Champions League. will be disappointed not to have collected three points at Turf Moor against a Burnley side who rarely threatened.

Sean Dyche's team were solid at the back and grafted with their usual diligence but without injured Ivorian forward Maxwel Cornet they lacked creativity.

England manager Gareth Southgate was watching from the stands and saw impressive displays from Declan Rice in the West Ham midfield as well as Pope -- who still carries hopes of taking over from Jordan Pickford as his country's number one.


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