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Newcastle United vs Leicester City Premier League Live Stream, Match Report and Highlights.

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By BBC Sport



Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said his side must cut out the mistakes they are making "week in, week out" after a late own goal against Leicester extended their poor run of form.

Striker Ayoze Perez poked the ball into his own net in the 86th minute as he tried to prevent Shinji Okazaki scoring, giving Leicester a thrilling 3-2 victory at St James' Park.

Newcastle have taken just one point from their past seven matches, and the cushion between them and the relegation zone is just two points.

"These kind of mistakes, you cannot make in the Premier League," Benitez said.

"We have to learn and have more experience and manage it better.

"We have seen two or three situations with the same kind of goals. It is sometimes a lack of experience."

Leicester's win was their third in a row in the Premier League - a run that has taken them up to eighth in the table.

The Foxes had made a terrible start as their hosts - roared on by a vocal home crowd following pre-game celebrations to mark the club's 125th anniversary - took the lead in the sixth minute courtesy of Joselu's close-range finish.

The visitors rallied quickly and restored parity when Mikel Merino's loose pass gave them possession and began an attack that Riyad Mahrez ended with a superb 25-yard, left-footed drive into the top corner.

Demarai Gray put them in front after the break with a shot that found the net via a deflection off Florian Lejeune before Dwight Gayle levelled matters with a shot that came off Harry Maguire, but City would have the final word.

It was an excellent victory for Claude Puel's side, who have now earned 17 points from eight league games since Craig Shakespeare was sacked in October.

Defeat represents the first time Benitez - who has previously managed Liverpool and Chelsea - has suffered three straight Premier League home losses.
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