Newcastle 0-0 Leicester: Eddie Howe’s males safe Champions League soccer subsequent season

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson had scored 11 goals in his last 10 games before facing Leicester

Newcastle claimed the point needed to secure a top-four Premier League finish with a goalless draw against relegation-threated Leicester, whose fate is now out of their own hands.

Eddie Howe’s side failed to break the deadlock in a match they dominated, striking the post three times, but the result was sufficient for the Magpies to make a return to the Champions League next season.

Newcastle’s are four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool heading into Sunday’s final day of the season, while Leicester remain in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety.

The hosts had 78% possession during the contest and initially found it difficult to make inroads, but Callum Wilson hooked an effort against the post and saw his follow-up effort headed off the line by Wilfred Ndidi.

Three minutes before half-time the hosts rattled the post again through Miguel Almiron, while in the second half visiting goalkeeper…