Leicester City cemented their place inside the top-four of the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle United.
The Foxes were in cruise control and secured the victory thanks to goals from Ayoze Perez, James Maddison and Hamza Choudhury.
Brendan Rodgers has really got Leicester firing and the win at Newcastle came at a canter despite missing Jamie Vardy.
For Steve Bruce, the defeat was a kick in the teeth. It was the club’s third defeat in succession and leaves the team with work to do.
Perez signed for Leicester from Newcastle during the summer and he returning to haunt his former club.
The 26-year-old cost the Foxes £30 million (BBC) and yesterday was his fifth goal for his new club.
Perez also claimed an assist but it was his celebration that left Newcastle fans disgruntled with their former player.
It’s a very modern-day trait that players don’t always celebrate against their former clubs, but Perez was keen to break tradition.
He celebrated in front of the Gallowgate End cupping his hand over his ear to the supporters who booed him throughout.
Following the game, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to comment on Perez’s passionate tweet about the victory:
Celebration unnecessary. Lost all my respect for you today
— Mitch⚫⚪⚫⚪ (@VFLHayden) January 1, 2020
Celebration unnecessary Ayoze😭
Without us you would of been nothing
— #BruceOut (@AlmironDrip) January 1, 2020
Lost all respect today
— Nathan (@_NathanMurray) January 1, 2020
That celebration hurt, I can't lie
Let us down today. Staff at nufc have given up their time with family to improve and make you who you are today. Unnecessary celebration.
— Jonathan Heide (@JonzyYT) January 1, 2020
Disappointed you celebrated after scoring, but you are a class player and can’t blame you for leaving a club which,becomes of its ownership, is going nowhere except down…
— PurleyMag #Ashleyout (@Richypea1) January 1, 2020
Respect lost for you mate 👉🏼🖕🏼👈🏼
— Shay🗡 (@Saintbazza10) January 1, 2020
— tom (@tom_bennett182) January 1, 2020
— wida hermawan (@widamilan) January 2, 2020
Disrespect the club and fans that gave you the opportunity to play in the premier league. #ungrateful
— Jonny100 (@jonny_1896) January 1, 2020