LONDON: Newcastle United derailed Leicester City’s bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League with a 4-2 win on Friday that all but secured their place in the Premier League.
Defeat left Leicester third, two points in front of Chelsea and five ahead of West Ham, with both London clubs having a game in hand over the Foxes. Only the top four at the end of the Premier League season qualify for the Champions League.
Joe Willock, on loan from Arsenal, fired Newcastle in front in the 22nd minute at the King Power Stadium as he scored in his fourth successive top-flight game for the Magpies.
And the visitors doubled their lead before half time with a rare goal from Paul Dummett.
Callum Wilson appeared to put the result beyond doubt with two second half goals for Newcastle.
Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho however, both scored inside the final 10 minutes for Le