Leicester City vs Everton: Everton beats Leicester 2-1


Leicester City vs Everton: Everton beats Leicester  2-1 European Leagues Premier League Uncategorized

  • Everton took lead of 1-0 with a Richarlison scorer at 7′; Ricardo Pereira equalised for Leicester City before break.
  • Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scores dazzling 50th league goal to take lead to 2-1 with 77′ goal and win the match against Leicester
  • Wes Morgan was sent-off for the second time in three league games.

Leicester City vs Everton

The Iceland midfielder struck at the 77th minute, skilfully turning away from James Maddison with a Cruyff turn and bending an attempt from 25 yards into the top corner.

Just 14 minutes earlier, Foxes captain Morgan received his second booking in 20 minutes for a foul on Richarlison.

Richarlison had put Everton ahead about seven minutes with a close-range volley, set up by a few superb trickery by fellow Brazilian Bernard, who was making his first Premier League start since his summer transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Even the Portuguese full-back led a counter-attack, exchanging passes with Kelechi Iheanacho, subsequently abandoned Toffees defender Jonjoe Kenny on the floor because he twisted and turned inside the box before firing at Jordan Pickford’s close place – the final touch coming off the England keeper.Leicester continued to push for an equaliser following Sigurdsson’s goal and deep into injury time, using Schmeichel linking the attack for a corner, Daniel Amartey missed a free header from close selection.

Everton have their very first back-to-back wins this season and their first away win, to move around 10th, while Leicester are in ninth. Richarlison was the furthest forward of this quartet and continued his goal scoring form since his 35 million summer go with his fourth league goal of the season. He linked up well with Bernard, who showed that he can provide lots of entertainment for Toffees fans this season. They almost had a second moment later as Sigurdsson nearly got onto the end of Richarlison’s scuffed shot.

How the match progressed

Walcott and Sigurdsson also had efforts saved from distance by Schmeichel from the first-half, they simply cut and they pressed for the winner after Morgan’s sending-off. It was the 29-year-old’s fifth of the season in all competitions – his fourth in the league along with the same amount as last term – as the club-record signing begins to repay the 45 million Everton spent him August 2017. “It was excellent for Gylfi,” said Everton manager Marco Silva. “His quality in that moment showed how great he is and how he took the ball and shot was great. “He is playing a different role [to last year ] and our personality is totally different. It fits his profile . “He’s worked to prepare for this, working in training with great intensity. It is not exactly what he gives us with the ball but what he is giving us with no ball.”

Silva added:”We deserve to take the 3 points. This is our picture. It’ll be so in the future more and more, I have no doubts about this,” he said. “But we’ve got many things to do to keep advancing.”

Leicester boss Claude Puel felt Morgan’s 63rd-minute sending-off altered the game. He admitted his side had begun slowly, but they did grow into the first-half with Jamie Vardy flicking a header narrowly wide. The former England striker also went on a signature run, latching onto a long ball and outsprinting Michael Keane, but he prodded a shot past the post with only Pickford to beat.

Morgan Sent Off

Morgan, who had been sent-off against Bournemouth on 15 September, picked up his first booking for a foul on Richarlison about 43 minutes, only after Pereira’s goal.

Ben Chilwell fired just over the bar after the rest, but Morgan then went through the rear of Richarlison and was given his marching orders.

Iheanacho was the man forfeited as Marc Albrighton came on to sure up the Leicester defence and Schmeichel kept them in it with a double save – a long-range effort from Lucas Digne after which a sidefooted shot from Tom Davies.

But there was nothing the Dane could do to the winner.

James Maddison, who had been called up by England for the first time on Thursday, barely threatened in the match. “The sending-off alters the situation of the match,” explained Puel. “We had come back into the match with Ricardo’s goal and started the second-half well, with great intensity. “Following the sending-off we didn’t handle the game nicely. I am not sure it deserved another yellow but we have to manage it better.”

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