Newcastle United were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City last night.
Rodney Marsh has slated Newcastle United’s performance against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last night.
Newcastle lost 1-0 to Leicester yesterday evening, but they were widely credited for putting in an improved display.
The Magpies were praised for showing signs of promise during Rafael Benitez’s first match in charge, but Marsh took a differing view.
The former Queens Park Rangers man claimed that Newcastle lacked heart throughout the contest, and criticised them for showing very little attacking intent.
>Newcastle empty.....soulless— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 14, 2016
>Pundits saying NUFC played with passion & attitude ......— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 14, 2016
>You can't get points if you don't have a shot on target & hope for 0-0 !! #NUFC— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 14, 2016
Benitez did set Newcastle up to defend deep, to try and stifle Leicester’s attacking threat, and the plan almost worked.
Only a wonder goal from Shinji Okazaki stopped Newcastle from claiming a valuable point. That strike was Leicester’s only shot on target throughout the contest.
Newcastle, meanwhile, had 13 shots in the match - but only two of them tested Foxes stopper Kasper Schmeichel.
Newcastle’s defeat to Leicester leaves them sitting one point adrift of safety, with their next match coming against arch-rivals Sunderland at the weekend.