Newcastle officially in the Champions League after their draw against Leicester

This Monday, Newcastle had the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League next season in the event of a draw or victory against Leicester, relegated (19th). The game got off to a brisk pace as the Magpies were deprived of Joelinton just before the game after the Brazilian suffered a muscle injury during the warm-up. The first act was nevertheless played in one direction with an unchallenged domination of Newcastle which was frustrated twice by the Foxes post via Wilson and Almiron (40th, 43rd).

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On returning from the locker room, the residents of St-James Park continued to reign over the meeting but the post still saved Leicester (71st) as well as certain parades from Danish goalkeeper Daniel Iversen (59th, 76th). Nick Pope also had to make a superb save in the dying moments of the game on Leicester’s only shot tonight signed Castagne (92nd). After this frustrating draw, the essential was elsewhere for Newcastle. Third in the Premier League, the flock of Eddie Howe validated their ticket for the next season of the Champions League, a first since the 2003-2004 season during which they failed in the qualifying phases. Miraculous on this match, Leicester passes 18th and will still have to fight for its maintenance in the elite across the Channel. They will absolutely have to win against West Ham next week, and hope that Everton do not win against Bournemouth on the next day.

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