Player ratings as first-half blitz sends Magpies second

Leicester City slumped to a 3-0 Boxing Day defeat at home to Newcastle, shipping a trio of goals barely half an hour back from the winter hiatus.

Both teams cantered into the World Cup break in excellent form but Newcastle immediately rediscovered their zip while Leicester were daydreaming about their Christmas presents.

Newcastle‘s opener was certainly a gift. Wout Faes followed up a slack pass behind Boubakary Soumare by taking a heavy touch into the path of Joelinton. The Brazilian strode into the area before he was felled by a mistimed stamp from Daniel Amartey, winning a penalty inside…

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