September 29, 2018 / 4:00 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Newcastle in dire straits after 2-0 defeat by Leicester

* Leicester beat Newcastle 2-0 at St James’ Park

* Vardy fired Leicester ahead with a penalty

* Pereira came close for Leicester in the first half

* Diame headed wide unmarked at the other end

* Maguire headed home the second goal for the visitors

* Leicester next at home to Everton, Newcastle visit Man United


Sept 29 (Reuters) - Newcastle United remained rooted in the relegation zone after a goal in each half by Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire gave Leicester City a well-deserved away win in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Newcastle have now lost their opening four home games of the season for the first time and stayed 18th on two points from seven matches, ahead of 19th-placed Cardiff and bottom team Huddersfield on goal difference.

Leicester, who moved two places up to seventh on 12 points, always looked more likely to score and the lively Vardy fired them ahead with a 30th-minute penalty after DeAndre Yedlin blocked Maguire’s wayward volley with his arms.

The home side’s final pass kept going astray in the second half as they failed to create any chances and Maguire sealed Leicester’s victory when he headed home a James Maddison corner in the 73rd minute. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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