Faustino Asprilla reacts to Newcastle's performance, wants Seydou Doumbia to feature more

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Newcastle United lost 1-0 to Leicester City on Monday evening.

Newcastle United lost for the sixth time in the last seven games on Monday, with a 1-0 defeat at league leaders Leicester City.

Shinji Okazaki's first half overhead kick handed Leicester the win, with Newcastle unable to put any of their 13 shots into the back of the net in a frustrating evening for Rafael Benitez.

The Spaniard, who arrived as the club's new manager on Friday afternoon, may have lost his first match in charge of the Magpies, but he will be encouraged by an improved performance from his players, who limited Leicester to just one shot on target.

The result ultimately keeps Newcastle in 19th place in the Premier League table though, just one point away from safety ahead of Sunday's huge Tyne-Wear derby clash with Sunderland.

After the final whistle, former Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla took to Twitter to admit that he was impressed with the Magpies' performance, and believes they deserved a draw.

The Colombian also commented on striker Seydou Doumbia during the game, pleading with manager Benitez to bring the summer signing from Roma on as a substitute as Newcastle searched for the equaliser.

Doumbia did come on in the 87th minute, but that wasn't anywhere near long enough for him to make a real impact on the game, and he has still yet to start a match for the Magpies since arriving on deadline day in February.

Having scored goals for CSKA Moscow before joining Roma, the Ivorian can be a threat in front of goal, and Asprilla was right to suggest that he deserves to feature more, considering Newcastle's current scoring problems.

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