89% pass-accuracy, 9 duels won; N’Golo Kante stars as Leicester City beat Newcastle

The midfielder was once again impressive in his side's latest win.

Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante was in fine form at the Kingpower Stadium as his side beat Newcastle United 1-0.

The Foxes continued their surge towards the Premier League title as an overhead kick from Shinji Okazaki took them five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second.

They weren’t as dominant as they have been this season, with the final moments a nervy affair, but they held out to secure yet another vital win.

One of their key men was Kante, who put in yet another impressive all-round display that demonstrated why many him consider one of the signings of the summer.

  MatchTouchesUnsuccessful TouchWon TackleInterception WonDuel WonBall RecoveryAccurate PassPassing AccuracyMins Played
N'Golo Kanté Leicester vs Newcastle 78 2 7 4 9 6 49 89% 90

As illustrated by the table provided by Opta, the Frenchman was heavily involved throughout.

In total he posted 78 touches, the third most of any player in the game, with just two of those proving unsuccessful.

His passing was particularly impressive as he managed 49 accurate passes and enjoyed a pass success rate of 89%.

Defensively he was a rock throughout, winning seven tackles, four interceptions, and nine defensive duels.

That was vital in helping his side secure another clean sheet, while his six ball recoveries was also key stat in yet another top performance from a man reportedly being courted by Real Madrid.

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