With a goalless draw against relegation-threatened Leicester, Newcastle earned a spot in the Champions League football for the first time in 20 years while Leicester's future is now out of their hands. Despite dominating the game and hitting the post three times, Eddie Howe's team was unable to break the tie, but the outcome was still good enough for the Magpies to return to Europe's top league the next year.
On Sunday, the final day of the season, Newcastle will be four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool, while Leicester will be two points behind safety and still in danger of being relegated. Despite having 78% of the possession in the game, the hosts struggled to get an advantage until Callum Wilson's shot hit the post and Wilfred Ndidi's subsequent attempt was cleared off the line.
Miguel Almiron hit the post again for the home team three minutes before halftime, while visiting custodian Daniel Iversen skillfully deflected a long shot from Alexander Isak in the second half. In the second half, Bruno Guimaraes also nearly gave Leicester the lead with a header off the goal line, but Nick Pope saved it with a diving save on Timothy Castagne's acrobatic attempt. England internationals James Maddison and Harvey Barnes were given starts by Foxes manager Dean Smith, but neither was able to give their lacklustre performances any energy once they entered the game.