Leicester City 0 Newcastle United 1

Leicester have won four games in a row under Brendan Rodgers who took over at the King Power in February

But despite dominating possession at the King Power Stadium on Friday they fell to a loss due to a clever Perez header, his seventh Premier League goal of the season moving Newcastle up to 13th, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

The Magpies' forward Salomon Randon nearly lit up the match in the 15th minute with a fiercely struck free-kick from just over 25-yards out that crashed against the underside of the crossbar.

Leicester went close when Ben Chilwell exchanged passes with James Maddison before hitting a low strike that Martin Dubravka kept out.

Vardy should have brought the Foxes level with ten minutes remaining after going clear on the left side of the box following a great pass from Youri Tielemans, but he looped his shot just over the bar as the Magpies held on for the win. This relationship between the players and fans means a lot to us. They have been brilliant since we came in and this has been the first real disappointment for them. Benitez's contract expires at the end of the season.

The striker was the matchwinner at Leicester last night.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the loss, Rodgers said that he was disappointed with the defeat and hoped that his players would analyse where they had gone wrong and subsequently improve in the future.

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Ayoze Perez thinks that Newcastle are now safe from relegation after he scored the only goal against Leicester this evening.

- Newcastle have won back-to-back league visits to Leicester in the top-flight for the first time since September 1959 under manager Charlie Mitten.

Amid rumours he might not be in charge next season if Ashley won't promise more investment, Benitez added: "We have to have a team who can compete".

- Newcastle have now picked up 16 points away from home in the Premier League this season (P17 W3 D7 L7), as many as they earned in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign on the road.

We played really good, and credit for the team and the fans and the city - they deserve that we're staying in the Premier League for another season.

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