icon_corner icon_start_stop enlarge2 icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_post icon_miss icon_save icon_card_red enlarge2 icon_save icon_start_stop icon_card_yellow attack icon chevron-down icon chevron-left icon chevron-right icon chevron-up icon cross icon defence icon icon_disallowed_goal email icon facebook icon google icon instagram icon linkedin icon messenger icon pinterest icon play icon plus-thin icon plus icon search icon soundcloud icon sub-in icon sub-out icon icon_sub tweet icon twitter icon icon_user__out icon_user_out vimeo icon whatsapp icon icon_start_stop youtube icon

High Contrast is on. Turn off You can turn high contrast on again via the link in the footer to our accessibilty page



Away days: Leicester City

Written by Tom Easterby

The Magpies go in search of a first Premier League victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon...

Club: Leicester City

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Capacity: 32,315

Distance from St. James’ Park: 188 miles

Previous Premier League visits: 4 (0 wins, 2 draw, 2 defeats)


Despite having occupied their King Power Stadium for 15 years, there haven’t been many games played between the Foxes and the Magpies at Leicester’s 32,000-capacity ground. In fact, there have been only five in all competitions, with United yet to earn a victory.

Newcastle’s first visit to the King Power came on Boxing Day 2003, when it was still known as the Walkers Stadium. Sir Bobby Robson’s men fell behind when Paul Dickov put the hosts ahead, but Darren Ambrose rescued a point for the Magpies in the 90th minute, nodding home the leveller.

It was just over six years before United’s next visit – a 0-0 Championship draw in January 2010 – and Newcastle went on to suffer a 1-0 FA Cup defeat and a 3-0 Premier League loss there in January and May 2015.

The King Power, too, was the venue for Rafa Benitez’s first game in charge of Newcastle, which went the way of the Foxes thanks to a spectacular Shinji Okazaki strike in front of 1,336 travelling supporters in March 2016.

Over the years, a number of Magpies favourites have plied their trade at Leicester since they made the move from Filbert Street, such as Steve Howey, Nikos Dabizas and Nolberto Solano. United supporters will be hoping they can pick up a first Premier League win at the King Power when they make the journey to the East Midlands on Saturday, 7th April 2018.

Recommended for you

Breaking News

Dismiss Close
Enable Recite