Leicester’s rise 'not rocket science' says Danny Drinkwater after defeat of Newcastle

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Leicester’s rise 'not rocket science' says Danny Drinkwater after defeat of Newcastle

“We’re just a solid team. We play to our strengths, try and not play to our weaknesses — it’s not rocket science. The gaffer’s come in, changed a few things, improved a few things, it’s working.

“It’s hard to point to a fault at the minute. We’ve stopping going goals behind, started leading games and sticking it out. The more we do that the better.”

In first-half stoppage time, Jamie Vardy ensured they led in the northeast, scoring for a 10th successive game to match the 2003 feat of ex-Manchester United forward Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki wrapped it up in the second half, leaving Steve McClaren to dub his side’s performance their worst of the campaign so far: “We got exactly what we deserved, which was nothing,” he admitted.

NEWCASTLE: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote (Thauvin 20), Wijnaldum, Mitrovic (Cisse 62), Perez (De Jong 81).

Subs not used: Gouffran, Lascelles, Woodman, Sterry.

LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez (Dyer 89), Kante, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Ulloa (Okazaki 73), Vardy (King 77).

Subs not used: De Laet, Schlupp, Schwarzer, Inler.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire).

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