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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles apologised to fans after 5-0 defeat at Leicester

‘No one’s fault to blame but ourselves’: Jamaal Lascelles blasts ‘terrible’ Newcastle performance in 5-0 thrashing at Leicester as captain has to stop himself from swearing during honest post-match interview

  • Newcastle were thumped 5-0 by Leicester City without putting up a fight 
  • Jamaal Lascelles was visibly angry in his post-match interview after heavy loss 
  • The centre-back said the players had nobody to blame apart from themselves 
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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles had to stop himself from swearing after slamming the performance of his side in their 5-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Two goals from Jamie Vardy, as well as strikes from Ricardo Pereira, Wilfried Ndidi and a Paul Dummett own goal, saw the Magpies suffer a heavy defeat.

Newcastle also had Isaac Hayden sent off in the second half for a heavy tackle on Dennis Praet, as the defender was punished for a reckless follow through, despite winning the ball.

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles apologised to fans after 5-0 defeat at Leicester

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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles apologised to fans after 5-0 defeat at Leicester

Lascelles and his team-mates endured a torrid afternoon defensively and were cut open at will

Lascelles and his team-mates endured a torrid afternoon defensively and were cut open at will

Lascelles and his team-mates endured a torrid afternoon defensively and were cut open at will

The centre-back was consoled by his former Newcastle team-mate Ayoze Perez after the game

The centre-back was consoled by his former Newcastle team-mate Ayoze Perez after the game

The centre-back was consoled by his former Newcastle team-mate Ayoze Perez after the game

Lascelles went over to Newcastle’s travelling away support at the end of the game and put his hands in the air to apologise for the poor performance.

The centre-back then spoke to the media after the game and took deep breaths before answers to ensure he didn’t allow his anger to overflow. 

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‘(It was) terrible from the boys’ he told Sky Sports. ‘(It’s) No one’s fault to blame but ourselves. We still had 10 men on the pitch. Leaking in four goals is not good enough. It’s not acceptable. 

Isaac Hayden was sent off in the second half for a strong tackle on Leicester's Dennis Praet

Isaac Hayden was sent off in the second half for a strong tackle on Leicester's Dennis Praet

Isaac Hayden was sent off in the second half for a strong tackle on Leicester’s Dennis Praet

Hayden won the ball but was punished for a reckless follow through which left Praet hurt

Hayden won the ball but was punished for a reckless follow through which left Praet hurt

Hayden won the ball but was punished for a reckless follow through which left Praet hurt

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‘We do need to look at ourselves in the mirror. I don’t think I have been here and conceded five goals. You at least have to make it hard for them.’

Lascelles then pointed to the manner in which Newcastle had conceded goals as evidence they simply hadn’t applied themselves properly.  

‘Just the way we conceded the goals. It’s never happened (before). The boys do care, and obviously a man down is a disadvantage but you can still roll your sleeves up and we didn’t do that.  

Jamie Vardy made the most of Leicester's numerical advantage will two well taken goals

Jamie Vardy made the most of Leicester's numerical advantage will two well taken goals

Jamie Vardy made the most of Leicester’s numerical advantage will two well taken goals

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce cut a beleaguered figure after watching his side's dismal display
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Newcastle boss Steve Bruce cut a beleaguered figure after watching his side's dismal display

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce cut a beleaguered figure after watching his side’s dismal display

‘It’s always going to be hard with 10 men but you have to do the simple things. It’s just not good enough. I don’t want to say we gave up but we need to sit down because it’s not acceptable.’

The 25-year-old was then asked what manager Steve Bruce had said to his players in the dressing room, but he delivered a blunt response. 

We will kick ourselves about this game and the gaffer won’t let have our heads down too much. We will look back on it but it won’t affect us.  

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‘That’s between the managers and the players,’ he added.’

Defeat leaves Newcastle second from bottom of the Premier League table with five points from seven games and face Manchester United next Sunday.