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Leicester v Newcastle - How Twitter reacted

Leicester re-established their five-point cushion at the Barclays Premier League summit with a 1-0 win over Rafael Benitez's Newcastle on Monday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how Twitter responded:

"Big win again for @LCFC. Can't fault effort from @NUFC tonight but lack of goal-scoring threat is a massive problem. #LCFCvNUFC" - former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer.

"Absolute pig of a game but WHO CARES. Leicester are 5 points clear. 8 games to go, folks." - former Leicester and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker.

"Deserved a draw, looking a lot better. I liked the @NUFC i saw tonight, but need to work very hard to get to level." - former Newcastle forward Faustino Asprilla.

"Leicester win again.. No stopping the Foxes!! Newcastle looked more assured under Benitez.. Fingers crossed @NUFC get some wins" - former Newcastle striker Andrew Cole.

"Seeing Rafa Benitez back in English football is so weird. It's like when Harold Bishop turned up again in Neighbours #LEIvNEW" - Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman.

"Fair play to that Leicester team - who would have thought ? Absolutely amazing. Hope they take the Title . #MUFC" - TV presenter and Mancheser United fan Eamonn Holmes.

"Leicester get the job done. Signs of improvement for Newcastle. Biggest Tyne Wear Derby in a long time next weekend. Must win." - former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton.

"I say it one more time in case you didn't hear first time, Leicester will not win Prem" - former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard.


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