Wilson double helps Newcastle shock Leicester

Callum Wilson scored twice as Newcastle United eased their relegation fears with a stunning 4-2 win against Leicester City.

Jonny Evans was injured in the warm-up for the hosts, with Marc Albrighton replacing him, and the Magpies took advantage as an error by Caglar Soyuncu allowed Joe Willock to finish after 22 minutes.

Wesley Fofana’s header was saved at the other end by Martin Dubravka, before Paul Dummett doubled Newcastle’s lead with his third Premier League goal on 34 minutes.

Wilson’s breakaway strike on 64 minutes made it 3-0, and he added a fourth nine minutes later after his initial effort had rebounded off a post.

Albrighton’s swerving shot gave Leicester faint hope 10 minutes from time, and Kelechi Iheanacho made it 4-2 with a low shot on 87 minutes.

Newcastle climb to 13th with 39 points from 35 matches, 12 clear of third-from-bottom Fulham, who have four left to play.

Leicester’s are third on 63 points, five clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, who have a match in hand.

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