Wilkins says two things epitomised Leicester and Newcastle mentalities

Ray Wilkins says that two moments during Leicester City's 1-0 win over Newcastle United epitomised their contrasting positions in the Premier League.


Ray Wilkins has told Sky Sports News, broadcast on March 15 at 10.15am, that there were two moments in the Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Newcastle United that showed why they occupy positions at the opposite ends of the table.


In a game lacking in chances, Leicester prevailed by a 1-0 scoreline thanks to an over-head kick from Shinji Okazaki, and Wilkins has picked out a moment of the build-up play as an example of why Newcastle are in 19th position.


Wilkins says that Moussa Sissoko should have done more to try to block the cross that was delivered into the penalty by Marc Albrighton, with Jamie Vardy's knockdown then being converted into the net by Okazaki.


In the second half, Wilkins was impressed with the desire of Foxes skipper Wes Morgan, who charged down a goal-bound volley from Sissoko, and he feels that was ultimately the difference between the two teams at the King Power Stadium.


Wilkins said: "I think there were two things - when you saw the goal that Leicester scored and the block by Wes Morgan - that epitomised why Leicester are at the top and Newcastle are at the bottom.

"When the ball goes out of the box to Marc Albrighton, Sissoko ambles to the ball, which allows Albrighton to put the ball back in. In the other moment, when the ball goes out to Sissoko to volley, Wes Morgan is putting his life on the line. He wants to stop that ball from going in the net.

"As much ability as you've got, you have to have that will to win and Leicester have it in abundance."

Victory for Leicester has resulted in the East Midlands outfit regaining their five-point advantage at the top of the standings, while Newcastle remain in the bottom three, a point away from safety.

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