Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has told Friday morning’s press conference – as per The Chronicle – that he has been “impressed” by Leeds United and is expecting a “fast-paced” game between the two sides on Saturday.

Less 72 hours after losing 3-1 to Premier League champions Manchester City, Jesse Marsch takes his side north to Tyneside. Leeds face third-placed Newcastle who are in incredible form – remaining unbeaten since August 31.

Indeed, the Toon have gone 13 games unbeaten in all competitions – winning nine times. In their 16 Premier League games this season, Howe’s men have conceded only 11 goals. They have won seven of their last eight outings.

So, a tall order for Leeds come Saturday. The Whites have suffered two defeats on the spin, albeit against tough opposition in Tottenham and then Manchester City. Howe gave his verdict on Leeds and what he expects.

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“From a physical perspective, it will be two teams that give their all. I’ve watched a lot of Leeds in preparation for this game and I’ve been impressed by them. We anticipate a very fast paced game between two good teams.”

Newcastle manager Howe impressed by Leeds, expecting fast game

Leeds have now plunged to 15th in the Premier League table, with just 15 points, from 15 games. Four wins, and three draws, accompanied by eight losses. While we have a game in hand on teams, there is cause for concern.

Newcastle are on a run of four consecutive clean sheets, last conceding in a 4-1 win over Southampton. They are scoring goals even without Callum Wilson and Alex Isak, and remaining incredibly tight in defence.

So, plenty against Leeds going into the match. But Jesse Marsch’s side have produced some impressive displays against the League’s best – Chelsea, Liverpool and even in the defeat to Arsenal. Tyler Adams is back, also.

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