Everton vs Leicester City (2-1): The Leicester City of Brendan Rodgers defeated at Goodison Park against Everton of Carlo Ancelotti 2-1 after goals from Richarlison and Sigurdsson, both in the first half, although in the second half will cut distances with both Iheanacho. A negative result but it could have been worse; if Chelsea had beaten West Ham, given that they had lost third place.
Both arrived with the same attitude on the road map. The three points. Leicester City (3rd), which continues to capture the second in the Premier League, in the hands of Guardiola’s City, and Everton (12th) to advance positions and ‘dream’ of a position in Europe for this end of the season.
The goal was not requested in the match played at Goodison Park. In a move led by the left-wing of the very young Anthony Gordon (19 years old), in the 9th minute, he assisted the Brazilian Richarlison, who with a subtle hit in the small area beat (1-0) the goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to add his thirteenth goal in the championship.
Everton vs Leicester City (2-1): Match Overview
It was neither the first nor the last goal for Everton in a brilliant start. Three minutes later, the referee decreed a penalty in favor of the toffee after a hand from Ndidi; although the play had to be carefully reviewed by the VAR. Icelandic Gylfi Sigurdsson took the maximum penalty and made it 2-0 in the bright spot already at 15 ‘in the first half.
The first and only arrival of Leicester in the first half came in the 36th minute; after a mess of the local defense although the defender Jonny Evans; who finished off with a header in the area; did not take the opportunity to close the gap by stopping goalkeeper Pickford without problems.
On the restart, Leicester came out onto the pitch with one more gear with the entry of Iheanacho and James Maddison. And soon he could materialize the first goal. Nigerian striker Iheanacho signed the target (2-1); after a play with several rebounds that ended with the ball passing the goal line.
The second half was a completely different game than the one seen in the first 45 minutes. Crushing superiority of those of Brendan Rodgers who submitted to Everton. Iheanacho twice had the tie added to Pickford’s oversight; who almost gave a goal when the ball slipped from under his legs. However, despite numerous occasions, Leicester could not match the match and perished at Goodison Park.