Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi scored for the second time this season, as the Foxes put on an impressive showing to continue their strong start to the season with a thumping win over Newcastle.
The Nigerian midfielder registered his name on the scoresheet as the Foxes put five goals past the Magpies on Sunday.
Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester demonstrated potential to secure a top-four finish by recording their biggest Premier League win to move back up to third in the table.
The 2015-16 champions are three points clear of both Chelsea and Tottenham, who finished third and fourth respectively last season.
Newcastle are anchored in the relegation zone after Leicester took full advantage of Isaac Hayden‘s straight red card for a terrible tackle on fellow midfielder Dennis Praet by running riot.
Leicester were already leading through Ricardo Pereira‘s outstanding low finish before the hosts made the extra man advantage count with three goals in 10 second-half minutes.
Vardy beat Martin Dubravka at his near post to double the lead and, after Paul Dummett had deflected Praet’s cross into his own net to make it 3-0, headed the fourth.
On a shocking day for Newcastle, Ndidi added a late fifth goal with a shot on the turn.
Ndidi put in a Man of the Match performance, making a total of 61 passes, with an accuracy of 91.8% the highest among the Foxes midfielders. He also made five interceptions which was the most of any player on the field.
Brendan Rodgers‘ side, who started the weekend third but dropped to fifth following Saturday’s games, are two points off second-placed Manchester City and seven behind leaders Liverpool, who they visit next Saturday.