Newcastle 0-0 Leicester: Player ratings as Foxes pick up crucial point

Harry Souttar of Leicester City (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City reacts after being substituted in the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on May 22, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Wilfred Ndidi: 5

Although the Nigerian showed a more disciplined performance defensively, his lack of composure on the ball hurt City the numerous times when they did have a chance to actually counter-attack. However his mobility in the midfield was extremely valuable towards the Foxes keeping a clean sheet.

Youri Tielemans: 5

Really wasteful with his distribution throughout the contest including misplacing the pass through to Harvey Barnes in the final stages of the game. The only time in which Leicester had maintained an attack for any amount of time. The effort level off the ball improved, but what he does best, which is dictating tempo and opening up the opposition defence, was severely lacking.

Boubakary Soumare: 5

A good disciplined showing defensively like much of the side, but also like the rest of his team mates couldn’t capitalise on any occasion when they did have possession on the ball. Simply giving the ball back to the home sides goal-keeper or centre-backs.

Kelechi Iheanacho: 4

Wildly ineffective in his 45 minutes – not though much fault of his own – but when he did have an opportunity to relive some pressure by simply just holding up the ball momentarily very rarely did he hold onto it. Difficult return from injury.

Jamie Vardy: 4

Feeding off scraps would be an overstatement if there ever was one. Leicester’s number nine showed immense effort chasing seemingly hopeless balls into channels, but he received less than no service before he was substituted.


James Maddison: 4

He had very little chances to create in the second half, due to the situation of the game and the tactical instructions of Dean Smith. When Leicester did have the ball late in the game he did well to relive some pressure and show composure. However due to the game-state his second half cameo was simply ineffective.

Harvey Barnes: 3

Not a great showing off the bench, numerous times the wide player couldn’t keep his footing when he had opportunities to run at his full-back or lead the break. Little to no effect on the game.

Patson Daka: 4

Coming on for Vardy the instructions were very clear chase after loose balls, try and force and error, just create something out of nothing. Surprisingly this could not be achieved by the striker. But a good effort was shown nonetheless.

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Nampalys Mendy: 5

Very little time given to effect the game in anyway thus the default five is given.