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Newcastle United vs Leeds United LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

The Magpies continue to chase a Champions League place as Jesse Marsch’s side look to rediscover winning ways

Sports Staff
Saturday 31 December 2022 17:56 GMT
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Fabian Schar wasted a hat-trick of chances as Newcastle’s hopes of a seventh successive Premier League win were dashed by Leeds United.

The Magpies’ best opportunities on an ultimately barren afternoon fell to the Switzerland international and fellow defender Dan Burn, but neither was able to break the deadlock and the Yorkshiremen emerged with a hard-fought 0-0 draw at St James’ Park.

Eddie Howe’s men dominated, particularly after the break, but were unable to find a way past goalkeeper Illan Meslier, and it took a fine save from opposite number Nick Pope to prevent Rodrigo from snatching three points in front of a crowd of 52,211.

As a result, Newcastle United ended 2022 disappointed, but still sitting in third place in the table ahead of Tuesday’s trip to leaders Arsenal.

We will bring you all the reaction and updates from today's game in the live blog below:


Newcastle United vs Leeds United

31 December 2022 17:55

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

That's all from St James' Park today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!

31 December 2022 17:11

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

Unbeaten since August, Newcastle now seek to start the new year with a win at league leaders Arsenal on Tuesday, in a true test of their credentials. Leeds, meanwhile, kick off 2023 above the relegation zone and will aim to pull further clear in a battle at the bottom with West Ham next time out.

31 December 2022 17:10

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

A frustrating day for Newcastle brings an end to their calendar year, as Leeds hold out for a point from an increasingly fractious encounter. Eight yellow cards were issued as the Magpies scrapped it out in midfield with their dogged opponents, but cool heads were absent in the final third when several chances presented themselves. There's no seventh straight Premier League win for the top-four contenders, but they have still lost only twice at home throughout the whole of 2022.

31 December 2022 17:07

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

31 December 2022 17:05

Newcastle United vs Leeds United


31 December 2022 17:00

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

31 December 2022 16:58

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

Yellow Card Bruno Guimarães Rodriguez Moura

31 December 2022 16:57

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

Yellow Card Illan Stéphane Meslier

31 December 2022 16:56

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

Yellow Card Callum Eddie Graham Wilson

31 December 2022 16:55

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