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Ndidi-less Leicester lose at home to Newcastle; Spurs edge Stoke

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Ndidi-less Leicester lose at home to Newcastle; Spurs edge Stoke

With Spur Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, serving a match ban, his side, Leicester City lost 2-1 to Newcastle United in a Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Forward, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute in the game that saw the Foxes trailing from 18 minutes thanks to the first-half goal by Jonjo Shelvey.

Ayoze Perez doubled the lead for Newcastle in the 75th minute, before English striker, Jamie Vardy grabbed a consolation for the hosts seven minutes to time.

At Stoke City, Christian Eriksen scored a brace to help Tottenham Hotspur win 2-1.

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The hosts frustrated Spurs throughout the first half, before Eriksen broke the deadlocknon 52 minutes from Dele Alli’s pass.

Mame Biram Diouf grabbed an equaliser just three minutes after, but a second from Eriksen on 63 minutes restored the lead for the visitors.

In the other Premier League games played on Saturday, Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Everton in the Merseyside derby earlier.

Bournemouth drew 2-2 at home against Crystal Palace; Brighton also drew 1-1 with visiting Huddersfield Town.

Watford lost 2-1 at home to Burnley, while West Brom drew 1-1 with Swansea City.

 

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