Match Pack: Home Fixture, Premier League, Newcastle, #LEINEW, your exclusive preview update

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Leicester have climbed out of the relegation zone and are looking forward and upwards as this fixture will be a key in that progress. A home game vs. Newcastle has in the past years been a must win, but this time a draw at home looks as a good result against an opponent that looks stronger and stronger.

Leicester will tomorrow on Boxing Day at 15.00 be at their best, and it looks better and better with that MK Dons clash showing a bit of promise, again in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup, and another fixture vs. Newcastle, but this time Leicester is at home and we do look forward to have Premier League back.

The transfer window will soon open, and the next few weeks will be of great importance on how this season will turn out. Newcastle do have a few challenges as injuries have hit them this weekend.

Leicester could have players back from injuries as Brendan Rodgers explains the situation before this crucial home fixture in his recent press-conference.

Twitter: #LEINEW

Match Pack – Stats & Facts

Table Position
LEI: 13
NEW: 3

Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Alves, Pereira, Justin, Soyuncu, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Evans, Bertrand
NEW: Isaac, Krafth, Ritchie, Anderson, Dummett

Head to Head:
Last Three
Premier League; 07.05.21, King Power, 2-4 (L)
Premier League; 12.12.21, King Power, 4-0 (W)
Premier League; 17.04.22, St James Park, 1-2 (L)

Possible Line-Up’s:
Leicester City: Ward, Castagne, Thomas, Faes, Amartey, Soumare, Tielemans, Praet, Vardy, Barnes, Perez
Newcastle: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; S Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton

Predicted Result: 1-1 (Draw)

Players In Both Camps, Newcastle United

Focus On; Newcastle

Nickname: Magpies

Manager: Eddie Howe

Captain: Jamaal Lascelles

Chairman: Yasir Al-Rumayyan

Kit Supplier: Castore

Kit Sponsor: Fun88

Stadium: St James’ Park

Capacity: 52,305

Wikipedia

Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, that plays in the Premier League – the top flight of English football. The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The team play their home matches at St James’ Park in the centre of Newcastle. Following the Taylor Report’s requirement that all Premier League clubs have all-seater stadiums, the ground was modified in the mid-1990s and currently has a capacity of 52,305, read more

Kit:

A classy look with thinner black and white stripes than in the previous season, which continue on the sleeves and seemingly also on the back. The collar and cuffs of the Castore Newcastle 22-23 home jersey are white with a black line through the center, while the Castore logo is blue

Arch-enemy: Sunderland

Honors: Newcastle are among the top major trophy hunters in English football, but a few years since their last win. They are previous League Winners and FA Cup winners, but waits for that League Cup trophy, reaching the final as far back as 1976.

Domestic

1st Division / Premier League

Champions: 1903/04, 1906/07, 1908/09, 1926/27

Runners-up: 1995/96, 1997/98

Division Two /One /Championship

Champions: 1964/65, 1992/93, 2009/10, 2016/17

FA Cup

Winners: 1909/10, 1923/24, 1931/32, 1950/51, 1954/55

Runners-up: 1904/05, 1905/06, 1907/08, 1910/11, 1973/74, 1997/98, 1998/99

League Cup

Runners-Up: 1975/76

Europe

Europa Cup / Champions League: 1997/98, 2002/03, 2003/04,

UEFA Cup / Inter Cities Fairs Cup: 1968/69 (W), 1969/70, 1970/71, 1977/78, 1994/95, 1996/97, 1999/00, 2003/04

European Cup Winners Cup: 1998/99

Europa League: 2012/13

UEFA Intertoto: 2005/06 (W), 1974/75 (W), 2001/02, 2004/05, 2006/07

Anglo Italian Cup: 1972/73 (W)

Texaco Cup: 1973/74 (W), 1974/75 (W)

Did You Know? Newcastle United’s official club photographer, Gladstone Adam, came up with the idea of windscreen wipers. He had his lightbulb moment while driving home in the snow. Finding it difficult to see through his car windows, he thought of a device that could automatically clean your windscreen as you drove.

Most Appearances: (G) Jimmy Lawrence (1904-1922), 496

Most Goals: (F) Alan Shearer (1996-2006), 206

Other Famous Players: Len Shackleton, Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald, Bobby Moncur, Peter Beardsley, Hughie Gallacher, Bryan “Pop” Robson, Kevin Keegan, Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole, Frank Hudspeth, Shay Given, Frank Clark, Irving Nattrass, Alan Kennedy, David Ginola

Record League win: 13-0 v Newport County, 5 October 1946

Record League defeat: 0-9 v Ashington Colliers, 14 April 1895

Official Website:

www.nufc.co.uk

Unofficial Web Site:

www.nufcblog.co.uk

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