By Russell Edge

9th Dec, 2017 | 7:24pm

Three things learned about Newcastle v Leicester: Fans' favourite under threat

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Newcastle were on the wrong end of a five-goal clash against Leicester City on Saturday which condemned them to their sixth defeat in seven games.

The Magpies came into the clash on a six game winless streak, which had resulted in Rafael Benitez and his men picking up just a solitary point from a possible 18.

Leicester City meanwhile were unbeaten in three games when arriving at St James’ Park, with a 1-0 victory over Burnley following a draw with West Ham and an impressive win at home to Tottenham.

Joselu opened the scoring for Newcastle after just four minutes, before Leicester bounced back with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray.

Dwight Gayle rifled home what the Magpies would have hoped to have ultimately been the equalising goal, but an own goal from Ayoze Perez meant that they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat and saw their dreadful run of form continue.

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So what can fans take away from the clash against the Foxes?

Here, Football Insider analyses three things learned in Saturday’s match at St James’ Park, including which fans’ favourite’s place in the first team should be under serious threat.

Click below to see the first thing we learned in Newcastle United’s clash v Leicester