Newcastle took on Leicester City at St James Park in the Premier League yesterday and after another infuriating 90 minutes, the club extended their wait for a league win to seven matches this season. The Magpies have only managed four goals in the league this season, all coming in 2-1 losses, and the 2-0 home loss to Leicester City hasn’t gone down with the supporters.
73' – GOAL – Harry Maguire scores for Leicester. 0-2. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 29, 2018
After a first half Jamie Vardy penalty put the Foxes 1-0 up in the Northeast, Harry Maguire put the game to bed when he capped off what was a man of the match performance with his second-half header. Maguire was too much to handle for Rafa Benitez side and it’s worrying times for the Geordies, who now find themselves in the relegation zone as one of just three sides yet to register a win, alongside Cardiff and Huddersfield.
The only points that the Geordies have picked up have come in 0-0 draws against Cardiff and Crystal Palace and things are looking increasingly bleak for Rafa Benitez’s side. The club’s big summer signing, Salomon Rondon was confirmed to miss the match in the week and whilst off the field issues plague the club and Mike Ashley ownership of the club, the on-field results are starting to struggle as a result.
You can read The Magpies’ verdict on their current situation here:
Absolute joke of a side, maguire has won every thing in the air all day, Rafa has to foot the blame, as well as Ashley, poor team selection and tactics.
— Harj Clare (@harjclare) September 29, 2018
— Enrico Pallazzo (@DrewbyDoo27) September 29, 2018
— #MourinhoOut (@Iuizhen) September 29, 2018
Watching the game and I’m embarrassed. NUFC are so poor.
— Ric Callf (@RCallf) September 29, 2018
Awful, rafa can't save us this year
— Phillip fordham (@Phillipfordham) September 29, 2018
Oh dear we’re down
— Harley Meaden (@meaden_harley) September 29, 2018
Parked the bus, lose again. Typical
— Louis McGivern (@LouisMcGivern4) September 29, 2018
The Geordies are far from happy with the way this season is going and they’ll be keen to see an upturn in their fortunes sooner or later.