The great Ian Darke sums up Newcastle's plight.
Newcastle fans don't deserve relegation. Their owner does.— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) May 2, 2015
Newcastle crashed to its eighth-straight defeat for the first time since 1977 against a Leicester City team that could've scored 6, but settled for three in a 3-0 win over the hapless Magpies Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium.
Once again Newcastle surrendered a goal in the opening minute. Once again Newcastle had a player sent off in the second half. Once again Newcastle was unable to defend set pieces.
Once again Newcastle were outclassed and undone and now are well and truly staring at possible relegation. The Magpies finished the game with 9 men as both Mike Williamson and Darryl Janmaat got two yellow cards.
We are getting "ole"d by Leicester and their crowd.— ComingHomeNewcastle (@ComingHomeNUFC) May 2, 2015
Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa scored twice, the second coming on a penalty early in the second half off a ridiculous push in the back from a set piece by Emmanuel Riviere.
NUFC may still get points from West Brom or QPR, but John Carver surely managed his final game for Newcastle on Saturday.
Even Mike Ashley has to recognize that he is about to lose all of that television money because his team will be playing in the championship next season.
Riviere and Mike Williamson played poster boys in Newcastle's loss on this day with an assist from Moussa Sissoko.
Riviere completely missed the ball on Newcastle's best opportunity and then gave away a penalty to start the second half. Williamson was constantly second best against Leicester City's attacking players and his frustration eventually led to two yellow cards, although to be fair his challenge in the second half on Jamie Vardy should've been a straight red.
Sissoko continually lost possession and his man on set pieces to give up the opening goal.
Newcastle did not wait long to capitulate, losing possession on the opening kick and surrendering a corner kick in the match's first 15 seconds.
Leicester's Marc Albrighton whipped it in and and Leonardo Ulloa got away from Sissoko to put in an open header that left Tim Krul no chance.
Only 38 seconds had elapsed and Newcastle United was already trailing 1-0 an on the way to an eighth-straight defeat.
It would be shocking if Newcastle fans were not so used to it.
Leicester City kept bombing forward with numbers, pace and inventiveness. Newcastle's answer was to continual try to get joy down the left wing with little to no success.
Ulloa got in again off a cross, but his header went straight to Krul.
Nine minutes later and with just 16 elapsed, Newcastle defender Darryl Janmaat gave up another set piece and got a yellow card for his trouble.
Stop if you've heard this before.
Set piece ... free runner and goal. This time from Wes Morgan and it was 2-0 Leicester only 16 minutes in.
In the 32nd minute, Newcastle delivered the kind of play that has summed up the entire season. Ayoze Perez, bright as always, worked a 1-2 with Riviere to put the Frenchman through with only the goalkeeper to beat. But instead of giving Newcastle a lifeline, he missed the ball completely.
In the 34th minute, legions of Newcastle fans stood up with their red cards and gave a personal serenade to Mike Ashley. "Get out of our club! Get out of our club! You cockney ******* get out of our club!"
It was easy for the television viewer on NBC Sports Network to know exactly what the Magpies away fans were signing because the camera stayed on them for nearly 20 seconds.
Meanwhile a corner kick from Ryan Taylor, whose set pieces have been very inconsistent and off the mark since returning from injury, went to Mike Williamson who appeared to close his eyes and miss his header instead of powering it home like you would expect from a center back that seemingly every set piece has been aimed for since 2013.
He missed the mark just as Newcastle continue to do and now a relegation scrap beckons. But the players on the pitch do not look like they have any hope over surviving this free fall right now.
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