Leicester City suffered a shock defeat at home to Newcastle United to dent their ambitions of a top-four finish in the Premier League

Graeme Souness has claimed Leicester City can forget about a top-four finish in the Premier League after a disastrous home defeat to Newcastle United.
City were uncharacteristically poor against the Magpies, who benefitted from some lackluster defending to secure a 4-2 victory at the King Power Stadium.
Caglar Soyuncu was culpable for Joe Willocks opener, while Timothy Castagne made a mistake for the third, and Wesley Fofana lost Callum Wilson for the fourth.
It was a result which could have serious ramifications for Citys chances of achieving a top-four finish, with rivals Chelsea and West Ham United in action on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Brendan Rodgers side are two points ahead of Chelsea and five in front of West Ham going into the rest of the weekends matches but have a tough run-in ahead of them.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Souness said City are at risk of not winning another game this season if Fridays loss is anything to go by.
If that’s the Leicester you’re going to get between now and the end of the season, they’re not going to win any of those games, he said.
They’ve got a final, they need to get back to high-intensity football.
Chelsea have got a super hard run-in, they’ve got one eye on the FA Cup final, one eye on the Champions League final.
West Ham have, on the face of it, an easier run-in, but you just never know – you’d have said prior to the Leicester game that Newcastle weren’t going to get anything from it.
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Rodgers blamed the shock defeat on a lack of concentration in defence.
Its a period of the season where theres a lot to play for, and youve got to be super-concentrated and if you look at the goals, especially the first one, they are poor goals,” said Rodgers. We didnt defend well at all in those moments.
Its very frustrating when you know the level of players we have and how we have defended for most of this season.
You saw the blow of Jonny not playing. Hes such a great organiser for us, he keeps the line tight. It was a blow to lose him.
It spilled into our passing, we gave the ball away too cheaply. Its an easy game to analyse. When I look back on it, I won’t have to look too far.
City travel to Manchester United on Tuesday before facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final next Saturday. They then go to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League before hosting Tottenham on the final day of the season.
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