Everton 2-1 Leicester: Leicester further slip, as Everton jump two spot

Everton 2-1 Leicester Leicester further slip, as Everton jump two spot
Everton 2-1 Leicester Leicester further slip, as Everton jump two spot

Leicester City crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Everton in the Premier League last night. 

The Toffees raced to a 2-0 lead early on in the first half and Leicester struggled to get back into the game after that.

They did bag a goal early on in the second half but Everton were able to hold on for the three points. 

Richarlison gave the home side their lead on the 10th minute and Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled the advantage with a well-taken penalty six minutes later.

Leicester were given some hope by Kelechi Iheanacho six minutes after the restart but they failed to build on it.

Brendan Rodgers’ men are in rapid decline right now and they could end up missing out on the Champions League place if they do not turn their form around immediately.

The Foxes were outstanding during the first half of the season but they have been very poor in other half. 

Meanwhile, Everton will be delighted with another win at home. Only Liverpool have a better unbeaten record at home in the league right now. 

Carlo Ancelotti has improved Everton a lot and their resilience was evident when Leicester were chasing the game.

In the past, Everton would have rolled over and conceded easily. The Toffees seem a more organized and confident side now. 

The win leaves Everton 11th in the table with 44 points and they will be hoping to qualify for the Europa League. Arsenal are just two points ahead of them in the seventh place. As for Leicester, they are now third with just a point lead over Chelsea.


1-Pickford <Booked at 74>, 23-Coleman, 5-Keane, 2-Holgate, 12-Digne, 17-Iwobi (Minaat 68′), 21-André Gomes, 10-G Sigurdsson, 42-Gordon (Bernardat 79′), 9-Calvert-Lewin, 7-Richarlison (Daviesat 57′)


3-Baines, 13-Mina, 20-Bernard, 22-Stekelenburg, 26-Davies, 27-Kean, 31-Neves Virgínia, 32-Branthwaite, 34-Baningime


1-Schmeichel, 2-Justin, 6-Evans, 4-Söyüncü, 3-Chilwell, 25-Ndidi <Booked at 54>, 11-Albrighton (Grayat 81′), 26-Praet (Maddisonat 45′), 8-Tielemans (Pérezat 81′), 15-Barnes (Iheanachoat 45′), 9-Vardy


5-Morgan, 7-Gray, 10-Maddison, 12-Ward, 14-Iheanacho, 17-Pérez, 20-Choudhury, 24-Mendy, 28-Fuchs