Premier League

Newcastle: “Magpies” back in the UEFA Champions League after 20 years following stalemate show against Foxes

Newcastle United’s dream run in the Premier League fetches them a fairytale ending as they are back in the Europe’s elite competition UEFA Champions League for the next season, after a significant stalemate against Leicester saw them through.

Newcastle back in the Champions League

On Monday, the Premier League fetched some significant results as Leicester and Newcastle played out a draw at St. James Park, with the hosts leading the attack from the front but could not crack the resolute defending of the “Foxes”.

Kieran Trippier, their recently adjudged “Player of the Season”, tried to lead the “Magpies” attack along with his attacking mates, but it was the five man backline of the “Foxes” that was constantly delaying them from going ahead in the game.

Leicester barely got any chance

Leicester had barely got hold of the ball once the game started as it was all Newcastle who had managed to get a 83% possession throughout the game. The Foxes had 0 shots on target and the introduction of Harvey Barnes and James Maddison in the second half could not make an impact for the visitors.

Good chances for the Magpies

Eddie Howe will be surprised at his side’s mere draw even after they went throughout the match, stamping their authority. Swedish Alexander Isak grabbed the headlines for missing some shots after he skied one of the shots. But, the worst miss came when Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes missed a soft header from point-blank range, as Newcastle failed to go top.

Back in the elite after 20 years

With the solitary point, Newcastle secured a spot in the next season’s Champions League football as they had been playing brilliantly throughout the entire season. Last, they had qualified in 2003, when legendary Alan Shearer was the captain, and since then, their hopes of qualifying were always battered after poor performances in the domestic League. With Eddie Howe on the helm, it became a fairytale ending for his side as they will look to play around the world from the next season.

Leicester, on the other hand, gained a point to help them stay on the 18th spot, two points off safety, heading in to the final matchday with some significant results waiting to be secured.

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