Newcastle United vs. Leicester City – Football Match Report – May 22, 2023
Newcastle United will rejoin Europe’s elite within the Champions League subsequent season after a 20-yr absence following a 0-0 draw at dwelling to struggling Leicester City which assured a high-4 end within the Premier League on Monday.
It was not fairly the fantastic dwelling signal-off the followers have been anticipating as Newcastle dominated from begin to end with out discovering the web, however they didn’t actually care because the dream of Champions League soccer got here to fruition.
“I can’t put it into words to be honest. If you told us two years ago this was going to happen, we wouldn’t have believed you,” midfielder Sean Longstaff informed Sky Sports.
“We’ve beaten Juventus here 1-0 [in the Champions League], you see it on old DVDs. To be a part of this, I’m buzzing.”
Newcastle had 23 aim makes an attempt to Leicester’s one and have been denied by the woodwork 3 times because the guests dug deep for some extent that retains their survival hopes nearly nonetheless alive forward of the ultimate spherical of video games on Sunday.
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle are in third place with 70 factors and one recreation to play, 4 forward of fifth-positioned Liverpool who even have one match remaining. Fourth-placed Manchester United have 69 factors with two video games left.
Leicester moved up a spot above Leeds United on aim distinction, however stay 18th and should win towards West Ham United on Sunday and hope seventeenth-positioned Everton fail to beat Bournemouth.
Bizarrely, after doing nothing however defend their penalty space for the complete match, Leicester immediately regarded harmful within the 5 minutes of stoppage time and however for an excellent save by Nick Pope from Timothy Castagne would have snatched a shock win.
The last whistle was met with big roars from the St James’ Park devoted who may hardly imagine the pace at which their membership has been reworked because it was purchased by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in October 2021.
Newcastle have been with out a win and stood nineteenth within the Premier League standings and heading for relegation after 14 years below their unpopular Sports Direct proprietor Mike Ashley.
But along with the appointment of Howe and a few astute switch enterprise, Newcastle are again with Europe’s large boys.
“It means everything,” Newcastle full-again Kieran Trippier, one of many first signings after the takeover, mentioned. “I took a risk when I first arrived but I always believed in every decision I made. The club has been through a tough moment but now we’re reaping the rewards.”