English Premier League | Post Match Summary: Newcastle 2-1 Leicester City

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Two-goal hero Bruno Guimaraes powered in a late headed goal to give the Magpies all three points, and all but secure their Premier League status.

The game started with a scary collision between Dan Burn and his own goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka. The stopper came rushing out to curb a Patson Daka run but instead ended up striking his teammate. The defender was down for a few minutes but was thankfully fine to carry on.

Leicester’s opener was straight from the training ground, as they scored from a textbook corner routine. Ayoze Perez ran towards the front post as the low delivery came in. His lay-off found Ademola Lookman in the centre, who hammered his shot at Dubravka. The ball squirmed underneath the goalkeeper to give Leicester the lead.

Perez went close to doubling the lead, having a shot blocked after a fast breakaway. They were left to rue that missed chance when Bruno Guimaraes drew Newcastle level. Burn headed down a corner, and Kasper Schmeichel could not bring the ball under control.

Guimaraes poked the ball between Schmeichel’s legs, and initially, the goal was disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper. The VAR was checked, and on replays, it was clear the midfielder made no connection with Schmeichel, thus the goal was allowed to stand.

As the game entered the final quarter of an hour, the crowd was cheering the winning of corners and very little else.

At least when facing Leicester, there is every reason to cheer the awarding of a set-piece. No team has conceded more goals from set-pieces in the Premier League this season than Leicester’s 17.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall whipped a cross in for substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, which the striker looked nailed-on to score.

Burn intervened with a superb block, and Dubravka leaped on the loose ball to snuff out the chance. It was the closest either side had gone for some time and temporarily lifted the atmosphere inside St James’ Park.

Just when it looked like this game would be forgotten immediately following the final whistle, the Magpies swooped.

Joe Willock could not be stopped as he charged down the left flank, and his deflected cross found Guimaraes via a deflection.

The Brazilian solidified his rapidly growing status as a Tyneside cult hero with an absolute bullet of a header to give Newcastle the injury-time winner they craved.

Lookman (19′), Guimaraes (30′, 90’+5′)