Premier League: Leicester beat Newcastle to extend lead at summit

Leicester City extended their advantage at the top of the Premier League to five points with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United. The Foxes claimed the three points thanks to a stunning overhead kick from Shinji Okazaki. Against an improved Newcastle, playing their first match under new manager Rafael Benitez, the Japanese forward anticipated Jamie Vardy’s knockdown in the 25th minute to clinch the game’s only goal.The result leaves Leicester on 63 points with eight matches remaining, 11 points clear of third placed Arsenal and 12 ahead of Man City in fourth, with Spurs their closest challengers. Meanwhile, Newcastle remain in the relegation zone, a point from safety, and they face a huge clash with fellow strugglers, and arch-rivals, Sunderland this weekend.

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