Newcastle shocked Leicester an inch nearer to survival and dealt a blow that might be damaging to the hopes of the Foxes’ Champions League.
Callum Wilson struck twice in a surprising 4-2 victory within the javelin of all however secured Magpies’ Premier League standing.
Caglar Soyuncu’s error gave Joe Willock an opener earlier than Paul Dummett’s first goal in over 5 years doubled the guests’ lead.
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Wilson’s second-half brace lifted the Magpies to thirteenth, regardless of Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring late for Leicester.
They are going to be safe if Fulham fail to beat Burnley on Monday however now they will solely get down on goal distinction on the last day of the season.
Leicester fought poorly after shedding Jonny Evans within the warm-up and stayed third however opened the door for Chelsea and West Ham within the top 4 finish.
The Foxes head to Manchester United on Tuesday whereas in addition they face Chelsea and Tottenham – after their FA Cup final against the Blues – of their last three video games on the top.
They might undergo late heartbreak within the Champions League once more, with the Hammers in fifth place 5 points behind with a recreation in hand, after the Foxes additionally lost out on the top 4 on the last day of last season.
Brendan Rodgers’ side by no means recovered from a last-minute change when Evans stepped out of the warm-up, to be replaced by Albrighton.
Hosts loved nearly all of the ball for the opening 10 minutes however shortly light as soon as Federico Fernandez checked out Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick broad after 12 minutes.
Newcastle sensed the Foxes have been there for the take and solely Kasper Schmeichel prevented them from opening the scoring 16 minutes in.
Jacob Murphy set Wilson clear and squared off to Allan Saint-Maximin – solely to save Schmeichel’s sensible turn the forwards’ seven yards effort broad.
It was a warning however the Foxes didn’t study their lesson and Newcastle took the lead after 22 minutes.
Soyuncu ought to have handled a easy ball up the field from Dummett however allowed it to slide via his legs and Willock rallied to race via and beat Schmeichel confidently for his fourth goal in 4 video games.
Two minutes later, although, Martin Dubravka maintained the ‘Magpies’ lead when he brilliantly held out Wesley Fofana’s bullet header.
But Newcastle have been on the top and deservedly added a second 9 minutes earlier than the break.
Dummett had not scored since January 2016 however rose above Fofana to head in Matt Ritchie’s corner from six yards.
Dubravka’s good save denied Iheanacho as Leicester sluggish try to reply and the keeper Jamie VardyLob tried in injury time of the primary half.
The hosts’ urgency continued after the break and, when James Maddison’s free-kick deflected behind, Wilfred Ndidi headed broad.
However Wilson wrapped up the sport with two goals to embarrass their hosts.
The Magpies hit Leicester on the break after 64 minutes when Ritchie took the ball off Ricardo Pereira and regarded lengthy for Wilson.
Timothy Castagne failed to chop the ball out and the striker went clear via to beat Schmeichel.
Wilson then put the Magpies in dreamland 9 minutes later when he tapped in after his preliminary effort hit the post following a neat work by Miguel Almiron to make it 4-0.
Leicester scored a minimum of twice within the final 10 minutes via Albrighton and Iheanacho and, though Dubravka brilliantly blocked Ayoze Perez from including a third, it was too late for any come back.