Newcastle United lost 5-0 to Leicester City this afternoon.

Newcastle United suffered an absolute hammering this afternoon, losing 5-0 away at Leicester City in a frankly terrible display.

The Magpies were always going to face an uphill task against an exciting Leicester side, but few could have expected such a disastrous showing.

Ricardo Pereira opened the scoring for Leicester before Isaac Hayden was given a straight red card for the Magpies, and the floodgates opened after half time.

Jamie Vardy made it 2-0, Paul Dummett scored an own goal, Vardy added a fourth and Wilfred Ndidi put the final nail in the coffin by securing a 5-0 win.

Newcastle had just 31% of possession and three shots on goal, failing to even give Kasper Schmeichel a save to make in a feeble performance.

Newcastle remain in the bottom three as things stand, and Steve Bruce is already under huge pressure having struggled to give fans much to get excited about.

Defender and captain Jamaal Lascelles slammed the performance after the final whistle, as he was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that Newcastle were ‘terrible’, and conceding so many goals was ‘not acceptable’.

Gary Lineker may have been celebrating Leicester’s win, but he reacted to the comments on Twitter by saying Lascelles was ‘frank and refreshingly honest’, noting that he’s clearly ‘very disgruntled’, but that won’t do much to ease the pain of Newcastle fans this evening.

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