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Newcastle latest news: Eddie Howe refuses to get carried away despite dramatic Leicester win

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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe refused to get carried away after watching his side beat Leicester City in the Premier League on Easter Sunday. 

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Bruno Guimaraes, once again, proved the match-winner as Newcastle came from behind to move to within three points of the top ten.

The Brazilian scored twice following Ademola Lookman’s opener after a first-half in which the home side failed to get going.

Leicester largely bossed the possession (68.7% to Newcastle’s 31.3%, via WhoScored) and Howe even admitted Brendan Rodgers’ side were “excellent”.

Newcastle, however, will not care and the scenes of jubilation after Guimaraes scored a late winner only added to the sense of momentum engulfing the club at the moment, started by October’s PIF takeover.

As it stands, Howe’s side sit twelve points clear of the relegation zone and could yet finish in the top half with a strong end to the season, a remarkable feat given the lowly position the team were in when Steve Bruce was finally replaced in November.

Still, Howe was keen not to get carried away.

What did Howe say about the win over Leicester City?

Speaking to BBC Sport, the 44-year-old said: “I think the players here have reacted so well to every challenge that has come their way as we’ve come in.

“We were in a real relegation battle, the picture looks a bit better now but we still have work to do.

“I think they’re enjoying playing here and I think that’s a credit to the supporters for their support and understanding at times because we haven’t always been the dominant team.”

Are Newcastle safe?

It’s perhaps easy to see why Howe would not wish to get too carried away but, frankly, its impossible to imagine Newcastle would be relegated from here.

Not for five years has a team been relegated with 37 points so, even in the unlikely event Newcastle fail to get a point from any of their last six games, their current haul should be enough.

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