Football: Leicester continues fine run with convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle

Leonardo Ulloa (left) celebrates scoring the third goal for Leicester from the penalty spot. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Leonardo Ulloa (left) celebrates scoring the third goal for Leicester from the penalty spot. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Resurgent Leicester City pulled four points clear of the English Premier League relegation zone thanks to Leonardo Ulloa's brace in a 3-0 victory against free-falling Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Ulloa headed home inside the first minute and, after Wes Morgan doubled the lead in the 17th minute, fired home emphatically from the penalty spot after Emmanuel Riviere tangled with Marcin Wasilewski in the 48th minute.

Newcastle's day was compounded when Mike Williamson was sent-off just after the hour for a second bookable offence before Daryl Janmaat was dismissed in added time.

Victory lifts Leicester, winners of five of their last six matches, to 16th, one point and two places behind Newcastle who have lost eight successive matches.