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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ayoze Pérez (32')

Newcastle recover to win away with Perez header at Leicester

Newcastle United recovered from two consecutive defeats to beat Leicester City 1-0 with an Ayoze Perez header on Friday and moved 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Spaniard glanced the ball into the top right corner of the net from Matt Ritchie's cross to put Newcastle ahead after 32 minutes despite Leicester having dominated possession.

Salomon Rondon almost put the visitors ahead before that when he hit the bar with a powerful free-kick from 30 metres.

Leicester, looking to secure a European spot next season under new coach Brendan Rodgers, had striker Jamie Vardy back.

Vardy had scored six goals in the club's five matches under Rodgers, who joined from Celtic, but apart from an early chance that was saved he had little impact on the game.

Leicester remain seventh on 47 points, while Newcastle moved up to 13th on 38 with their first away win since December.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 38 +72 98
2 Liverpool 38 +67 97
3 Chelsea 38 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +28 71
5 Arsenal 38 +22 70
6 Manchester United 38 +11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +1 57
8 Everton 38 +8 54
9 Leicester City 38 +3 52
10 West Ham United 38 -3 52
11 Watford 38 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 -20 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 -54 16