WATCH: Shinji Okazaki’s bicycle kick puts Leicester into the lead

In a must-win game (well they’re all must-wins at this point), Leicester City grabbed the lead over 19th place Newcastle United via a couple fortunate deflections and headers culminating with a Shinji Okazaki bicycle kick.

A big game because of title implications as well as Rafa Benitez making his managerial debut with Newcastle, the goal puts Leicester up 1-0 over Newcastle and provisionally five points up again on Tottenham if the game ends in Leicester’s favor. Tottenham played and defeated Aston Villa 2-0 Sunday. Leicester is also provisionally 11 and 12 points up on Arsenal and Manchester City respectively for 3rd and 4th but they have a game in hand.

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