The latest Leicester city news as both Harvey Barnes and Luke Thomas started the Premier League clash at Bramall Lane.
Leicester City can breath a sigh of relief after Newcastle United fell just short of a Premier League record held by the club.
Newcastle took on newly-promoted Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon. The Magpies came out as 8-0 winners in the Premier League clash, despite not opening the scoring until the 21st minute of the game.
Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak were all on the scoresheet. But it wasn’t enough for the Magpies to beat City’s record of the biggest ever away win in the league.
That record remains with City, who overcame Southampton 9-0 in October 2019. That game saw Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez record hat tricks with Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were the other goal scorers.
Harvey Barnes started that game for City, and was also in the starting line-up for Newcastle. He was however taken off in the first half due to injury. City loanee Luke Thomas also started the game for the Blades in an afternoon to forget for the left-back.
Newcastle score their eighth goal of the game in the 87th minute, giving them three minutes plus added time to equal City’s record. But they could not find the goal to do so, leading to a reaction from City’s social media account.
After the full-time whistle, they simply responded on X (formerly Twitter), with “Phew” followed by a relieved face emoji. It was a similar response from a lot of City fans on social media, who were happy to see the club’s record remain standing.
“Yeah to be honest only big clubs win the Prem 9-0 away from home,” wrote one fan, while a second added: “9-0 away isn’t for everyone.”