Riyad Mahrez is fit to face Newcastle as their new manager Rafael Benitez takes his side to Leicester on Monday Night Football. Johan Larsson Jersey . The winger is available to Claudio Ranieri despite being forced off with an apparent hamstring injury against Watford after scoring the winner in the 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road.Benitez takes charge of Newcastle for the first time since replacing Steve McClaren on Friday, with his side second bottom of the Premier League table. Rafa Benitez was appointed as Newcastle manager on Friday, replacing Steve McClaren They have lost 17 of their last 21 top-flight away matches, but head to the King Power Stadium with the opportunity to leapfrog local rivals Sunderland with the Tyne-Wear derby to come next Sunday, also live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Ed Chamberlin is joined by Paul Merson to discuss Leicesters Monday Night Football game with Newcastle Team newsAs well as Mahrez, there is more good news for the hosts as Matty James has returned to full training following a serious knee injury. He has missed all of the season so far but is unlikely to be risked. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says Newcastle need to beat them if they want to avoid relegation Benitez will assess his players ahead of the match, but will not have left-back Paul Dummett at his disposal after he aggravated a hamstring problem during last weekends 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth. Skipper Fabricio Coloccini remains a doubt with a calf injury. Paul Dummett will not be available to Benitez on Monday Andros Townsend will hope to have shaken off the hamstring issue that has kept him out of the last two games, but goalkeeper Tim Krul (knee), defenders Chancel Mbemba (ankle), Massadio Haidara (knee) and Kevin Mbabu (thigh) and midfielder Gabriel Obertan (hamstring) remain on the sidelines. Former Newcastle defender Steve Howey talks about how the Magpies can beat Premier League leaders Leicester Opta statsThe Foxes have won the last two Premier League games against Newcastle after winning none of the previous seven (D3 L4), and the hosts have lost just one of their last 17 games at the King Power Stadium (W11 D5 L1). Danny Simpson reflects on an amazing season for Leicester City Ranieris team has kept a clean sheet in five of their last six top-flight home matches, but conceded two goals in their last league game there (2-2 v WBA). Sky Sports News HQ reporter Pete Colley builds up to Monday Night Football The Magpies have scored just eight goals in their last 20 away league games, failing to score at all in 13 of these matches. Leicester beat Newcastle in their previous meeting at St James Park Newcastle have lost their last eight league matches played on a Monday and have failed to score in the last five. All eight of these have been away from home. Pete Colley is behind the scenes at Leicester City with their supporter liaison officer Mahrez has been involved in a league-high 26 Premier League goals this season (15 goals, 11 assists) and is the only player to be in double figures for both goals and assists. Relegation run-in Premier League relegation battle: Newcastle, Sunderland, Norwich and Aston Villas run-ins analysed Mersons predictionI fancy Leicester strongly because theres just as much pressure on Newcastle, and if they win on Monday I think Leicester put Arsenal to bed. They are eight points clear at the moment, and if they win this game they will be 11 clear and Arsenal have a game in hand. Ranieri has Leicester top of the Premier League If Arsenal take six points from their three difficult away games - against Everton, West Ham and Man City - theyve done very well. Those six points take them five behind Leicester and Leicester would have two games in hand. I dont see how Arsenal can make it up. Riyad Mahrez is fit to face Newcastle after recovering from cramp against Watford I watched Newcastle play Bournemouth last week and if they play anything like that again, this will be all over at half-time. I worry for them a lot. Bournemouth were so far advanced last week, and it was just scary considering the amount of money theyve spent.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (Sky Bet, 11/1) In October 1996, Newcastle went to Filbert Street as league leaders and on the back of a 5-0 demolishing of Manchester United. Watch what happened... Get a Sky Sports Day Pass Dont miss Leicester v Newcastle. Watch live on NOW TV for ￡6.99. No contract Bob Sauve Jersey . -- Lindsey Vonn squeezed in a little freeskiing on Thanksgiving morning, a step in the right direction for a return to racing after reinjuring her right knee in a recent training crash. Jochen Hecht Jersey . Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said his team will include 9th-ranked Janko Tipsarevic and 27th-ranked Viktor Troicki as he decided to let the top-ranked Djokovic rest.Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday.Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier Leagues top nine to be eliminated on Saturday on one of the most astonishing days in the famous competitions 144-year history.The underdogs couldnt continue the shocks a day later, with Arsenal beating second-tier Brighton 3-2 after being set on its way by early goals from Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil. Tomas Rosicky was the other scorer for Arsenal, which is looking to retain the trophy and, as the fifth-place team in the top flight, is the highest-ranked side guaranteed a spot in the last 16.Senegal striker Diafra Sakho came off the bench and scored an 81st-minute header to earn West Ham a 1-0 victory at Bristol City, which is second in English footballs third tier.Villa had the toughest assignment against second-tier leader Bournemouth but came through with a 2-1 home win, with new signing Carles Gil — with his first goal since moving from Valencia — and Andreas Weimann scoring for the Premier League side.The FA Cup was thrown wide open after Saturdays remarkable events, when Premier League leader Chelsea squandered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 to third-tier Bradford and English champion Man City was beaten 2-0 by second-tier Middlesbrough. The fourth-round surprises began Friday, with Manchester United held to a 0-0 draw by fourth-tier Cambridge.Any sense of another upset at Brightons Amex Stadium was snuffed out by the 24th minute, by which time Arsenal had sped into a 2-0 lead.Walcott put Arsenal ahead in the second minute when he controlled a cross and drilled a low finish under the goalkeeper. Ozil, making his first start ssince October because of injury, then was found by a probing pass from Rosicky and placed a low finish into the corner. Jimmy Vesey Jersey. he results from yesterday maybe got us on our toes and we got off to a quick pace, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and I think that surprised Brighton.Sloppy defending allowed Brighton to reduce the deficit through Chris OGrady in the 50th but Rosicky restored Arsenals two-goal lead by volleying in from the edge of the area. Sam Baldock lifted a neat finish over Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in the 75th to set up a tense finish.As defending champions it is our cup at the moment, Walcott said. All those teams going out means it is a massive opportunity.West Ham toiled in the first half at Ashton Gate, clearing two headed attempts off the line, but improved after the break. Sakho, who entered as a 57th-minute substitute, struck the bar with a fierce shot before meeting Andy Carrolls cross with a far-post header from close range.With Villa struggling in the Premier League and Bournemouth flying in the League Championship, their matchup had all the ingredients of another cup upset and the visitors had Villa at full stretch for much of the game.However, Villa was clinical in front of goal, surprisingly given it is the lowest-scoring team in all four divisions in England, and Gil broke the deadlock by finding the top corner from 25 metres in the 51st.Weimanns steered home Alan Huttons cross to make it 2-0 in the 71st before Callum Wilsons injury-time response for Bournemouth.After seeing yesterdays results, we had nothing to gain, Villa manager Paul Lambert said. All credit to the team.It completed a positive day for Villa, with the club announcing that star midfielder Fabian Delph has signed a new 4 1/2-year contract.The draw for the fifth round is on Monday. ' ' '
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