Newcastle United 2-1 Leicester City live reaction after Guimaraes heads in last-minute winner

Newcastle United 2-1 Leicester City live reaction after Guimaraes heads in last-minute winner

Leicester City hope to make it four games unbeaten in the Premier League as they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park later today.

The Foxes head into this afternoon’s clash with plenty of confidence having enjoyed three games without defeat in the league and, most recently, coming from behind at PSV to reach the Europa Conference League semi-finals.

Today’s clash could come a game too soon for Jamie Vardy as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury; Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward and Ryan Bertrand are long-term absentees with Brendan Rodgers otherwise enjoying a healthy squad to pick from.

Rodgers’ side are sat ninth, 11 points adrift of West Ham in seventh, but have three games in hand over the Hammers.

Asked recently if his side could muster a challenge for the European places, he said: “I’ve just said that we can’t stop until the last whistle goes.

“This has been really unfortunate and a real challenge for us this season without our top players, but now they’re coming back, and because they are back, it means I can rest some, and then I can put in a fresh team. We made seven changes, but the players were all contributing and performing.

“It’s going to be a big challenge for us because we’re playing right the way through until the end of the season, but we’re going to fight to the very end, and let’s see where it takes us. It’s a great three points today, a really good performance, and now we’ll get the plan ready for Thursday, and just keep going.”

Follow live updates below from our reporter at St James’ Park for the Premier League clash…

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