Leicester beat Newcastle to go five points clear

Leicester extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points as Rafael Benitez’s first match in charge of Newcastle ended in defeat.

Shinji Okazaki’s spectacular overhead kick earned the Foxes a win which, with just eight games left, moved them closer to their first league title.

An improved Newcastle went close through Ayoze Perez and Moussa Sissoko.

But ultimately Leicester’s pressing foiled them and the defeat leaves the Magpies second from bottom.

Man of the match – N’Golo Kante

The Leicester midfielder covered more distance (11.82km) and completed more sprints (71) than any other player
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