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Okazaki stunner gives Leicester win over Newcastle

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Okazaki stunner gives Leicester win over Newcastle

Shinji Okazaki scored with a spectacular overhead kick on Monday to earn Leicester City a 1-0 win over Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.

With this, they restored a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Leicester went in front after 25 minutes when the flying Japanese beat goalkeeper Rob Elliot from close range after striker Jamie Vardy had nodded the ball back into the danger area.

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City have 63 points, five ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, 11 in front of third-placed Arsenal and 12 ahead of Manchester City who both have a game in hand.

Benitez, who succeeded Steve McClaren on Friday, suffered defeat in his first game as Newcastle manager and has a huge task to keep them up with a crunch match against fellow north-east relegation candidates Sunderland on Sunday.

 

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