Leicester blows miserable Newcastle away to pile more pressure on Steve Bruce.
Brendan Rodgers will return to Liverpool for the first time this weekend with his Leicester revolution gathering momentum at rapid speed.
This was Leicester’s biggest ever Premier League victory, underlining their credentials as top-six contenders by ruthlessly swatting aside a desperately poor Newcastle team already stuck in the relegation swamp.
Something magical is stirring at the King Power Stadium and while Leicester will probably never win the title again, optimism is continuing to build that there could be another fairytale unfolding.
Since Rodgers’s appointment in February, only Manchester City and Liverpool have secured more points. Long before the final whistle, the home fans were chanting about European tours.
The visitors actually made the brighter start but were behind after 17 minutes. It was a wonderful goal from Ricardo Pereira, running from his own half and exchanging passes with Ayoze Perez before racing towards the Newcastle penalty area and striking a fine left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
The rain was relentless, Bruce completely drenched in the technical area, and the gallows humor from the Newcastle supporters was flowing.
As another Newcastle move broke down, Praet turned and was caught by the full force of Hayden, who may have won the ball first but followed through with his right foot just below the Belgian midfielder’s knee.
Vardy added the fourth with a simple header from after a fine cross from substitute Marc Albrighton. The outstanding Wilfred Ndidi completed the demolition job in added time, turning in the area to beat Dubravka.