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Newcastle fan wrestles with child in the stands after player throws shirt following win at Leicester

A Newcastle fan wrestles with a child in the stands after a player throws his shirt following the 3-0 win at Leicester on Boxing Day.

It was an away day to remember for the Toon as the likes of Chris Wood, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton got on the scoresheet to send their side up to second in the Premier League.

The result also meant that Newcastle sat with a seven-point cushion between themselves and Manchester United who are currently in fifth place.

Things are looking very positive for the North East giants right now, with the latest victory, a sixth consecutive Premier League win, coming after they knocked out Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.

Chris Wood got the away side in front just three minutes in from a spot kick before Miguel Almiron added yet another goal to his tally, tucking the ball past the Leicester keeper.

Joelinton soon made it 3-0, producing a header from a corner sent in by Kieran Trippier for what is his second goal of the season as the Magpies proved too much for a lacklustre Leicester.

James Maddison was left out of the Foxes squad, adorning an unhappy look on his face from the bench, as his recovery from a knee issue sustained prior to the World Cup.

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to try and get something for the hosts, even trying to add pace to the attack come the second half, and put in some crosses down the side only for no one to be there to score.

As mentioned, after the game, a Newcastle player threw his shirt into the away end, with one kid having to play tug of war with a woman supporter who held on hard. Luckily, an update has since emerged saying the kid got it in the end…

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers to Amazon Prime: “The start of the game was clearly disappointing. We were so slow. Our attitude was really poor. Before we know it, we’re 2-0 down. We lacked many things today. They were way better than us from the start of the game. At 3-0, they could come off it a little bit.

“Aggression – we weren’t angry enough today. We lacked a lot of quality on the ball. It’s a disappointing performance and result.

“We gave them too much time and space to play in. We weren’t strong enough in physical duels.

“We kept going. The spirit was there. One thing I’ve learned in 300 games in charge is you need a strong attitude in the Premier League. You need organisation and commitment when you don’t have the ball and courage and aggression when you have it. We didn’t have any of that.

“We have to go again. The team have gone it a number of times. We’ll get in tomorrow, analyse it and get ready for Friday.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, speaking to BBC MOTD: “Coming here knowing how difficult it was going to be, the start was really important to us. The first half an hour we were excellent. It’s a trademark goal for Miggy [Miguel Almiron] and a really good team move.

“Leicester showed their quality in the second half and it was difficult to get the ball. I was keen for us to go on and control the game more. But I do think we minimised their threat. Credit to the team, it’s another clean sheet and that’s important.”

On Almiron scoring nine league goals this season: “Confidence is so important and he has been lifted by the form of the players around him.”

On Newcastle going second and where they might end up: “We can do anything. The season is still young enough for all possibilities to exist for us. I want the fans to believe we can do anything.”

This is what social media users said as a Newcastle fan wrestles with a child in the stands after a player throws his shirt following the win at Leicester…

@tomwilky93: Horrible them geordies 🤢

@cafc95: Typical old people being out of touch then cry when youngsters don’t respect them. Nasty piece of work imagine trying to steal a shirt of a child 🤢

@hoopedblood: Wether it’s a woman or a man it’s still a Newcastle fan trying to steal a shirt from a kid so the original poster is correct.

@DanDizzle10: I expected better from Big Mo

@mjsquires: Someone come pick up your Nan she is pinching shirts of bairns again…

@godfrey_groome: A normal person would have given to the kid.

@JaseJsm: And stewards doing nothing as per usual…but take a bottle of water in with a lid on and god help you

@steveadams69: The kid definitely had more of the shirt 👕 😂

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