EPL: Okazaki overhead kick sees leader Leicester beat Newcastle

EPL: Okazaki overhead kick sees leader Leicester beat Newcastle

Leicester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Shinji Okazaki’s over-head kick gave the Foxes a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.

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Shinji Okazaki’s Overhead Kick Gives Leicester a Victory Over Newcastle

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARCH 14, 2016
LEICESTER, England — Shinji Okazaki’s overhead kick gave leader Leicester a 1-0 victory over Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle on Monday, a goal as spectacular as his team’s improbable Premier League title challenge.

As Leicester restored its five-point lead at the summit over Tottenham with eight games remaining, former Real Madrid and Liverpool coach Benitez made a losing start to his reign as Newcastle manager.

Newcastle is facing relegation, one point from safety, while Leicester is on track for a first-ever league title a year after being bottom of the standings before narrowly avoiding the drop.

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