It will come as little consolation to a fanbase celebrating the club's 125th anniversary that it played a full part in a pulsating contest, with Joselu having put Newcastle in front in the fourth minute.
Here, Football Insider analyses three things learned in Saturday's match at St James' Park, including which fans' favourite's place in the first team should be under serious threat.
"It was a fantastic move and a fantastic goal", Puel told BBC Sport. Riyad Mahrez picked the ball up around 25 yards out and unleashed a left-footed effort towards the Newcastle goal which beat Karl Darlow and gave the away side a deserved equaliser.
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Dwight Gayle eventually received the ball in a packed Leicester box following a corner and this time Gayle made no mistake. It will be a hard atmosphere because there will be 50,000 people cheering them on.
"Lascelles and Atsu, they are available", Newcastle boss Benitez confirmed during his pre-match press conference.
Despite looking the weaker of the two sides for the remaining 15 minutes, Leicester got themselves a late victor after a ball was played up to Vardy who was able to hold off Florian Lejeune and square it to Okazaki to control on the penalty spot.
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There were calls for a penalty just before the half-hour mark as Mahrez threaded a great ball into the path of Vardy, he managed to evade the first challenge before going down under the challenge of DeAndre Yedlin.
Gayle was in again moments as he slithered around on the left-hand side of area and did well to make room for himself, he aimed to get it beyond the reach of Schmeichel but was just wide of the far-post.
The in-form Gayle almost grabbed his second when firing across the face of goal, only to narrowly miss the far corner.
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