Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot lavishes praise on Leicester City

Leicester City beat Newcastle United 3-0 in Premier League action at the weekend.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has raved about Leicester City in the Chronicle.

Leicester took Newcastle apart at St. James’ Park at the weekend, with Elliot powerless to resist the Foxes’ attacking quality.

In the end Claudio Ranieri’s side ran out as 3-0 winners in the contest, and Elliot has wished them well for the end of the season.

“They reminded us of when we finished fifth that year, they are very similar," he said to the Chronicle

“They played very well. As poor as we were, they were really good. It’s nice to see a team that maybe aren’t up there with the giants, in the top three.

“From our own point of view we need to make sure we are doing that. We are a big club and have an amazing following, we need to get the club up the table and be doing what Leicester are doing.

“We have got the potential. We need to turn that potential into performances now.”

Leicester’s attacking quality shone through against Newcastle, and their victory lifted them to the top of the Premier League.

The Foxes scored their goals through Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki, and they are now the highest scoring team in England’s top flight.

How long they are able to maintain their brilliant start remains to be seen, but Ranieri’s side are earning a lot of plaudits at the moment.

Leicester’s next match comes against Manchester United, and if they are able to win in the contest they would further strengthen their position at the top of the table.

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