Everton Vs Leicester City Match Reports, Summary
The Premier League clash between Everton and Leicester City ended 1: 1. It was expected to be a cracker and it didn’t fail to disappoint as both teams were at their brilliant best. Everton Vs Leicester City Match Reports, Summary. Trending right Now: ASAP Rocky, Rihanna Boyfriend arrested by the Police for Shooting.
Everton came into the match full of confidence after their one nil victory over Manchester United. Frank Lampard’s team secured an all-important three-point against Ralf Rangnick’s side and this boost their chances of staying in the Premier League.
On the flip side, Leicester City have failed to keep the consistency that saw them win the FA Cup title last season. Despite winning their Conference League second leg quarter-final clash against PSV Eindhoven, Brenden Rodgers’ side were beaten by Newcastle United.
Leicester City’s defeat to the resurgent Newcastle United means they might finish outside the top ten for the first time in the last three seasons. Trending: Osasuna Vs Real Madrid – Match Highlight.
Everton Vs Leicester City Match Reports
Back to the game at Goodison Park, Frank Lampard named his strongest first eleven with Richarlison leading the frontline. Alex Iwobi who has been putting in impressive performance for Frank Lampard kept his place in the team while Gray replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin who suffered another injury in training.
Leicester City’s’ entire back four was switched by Brenden Rodgers with Fofana, and Evans starting in the centre.
Maddison and Barnes line up in support of lone striker Iheanacho, who has been involved in four goals in his last four appearances against Everton.
Still, without Jamie Vardy, Ademola Lookman was on the bench alongside Patson Daka who has been scoring for fun in Europe. Both teams still have a lot of play to for but it was the away team that drew first blood when Harvey Barnes’s strike gave Leicester City the lead in the fifth minute.
That early goal put Leicester City in control of the match but they failed to convert their chances not overlooking the brilliance saves of Jordan Pickford.
Pickford was brilliant all through the game and his composure kept Everton in the game.
Having lost their match to Burnley in the dying minutes, Richarlison ensured Leicester City dropped a point by scoring a late equaliser.
Anthony Gordon’s great cross was met by the Brazilian who wouldn’t miss such chance especially when he’s in form.
What does this win mean for Everton?
Everton are still involved in the relegation battle and the draw sees Frank Lampard’s team establish a four-point lead with seven games remaining over relegation rivals Burnley.
Burnley will be facing Southampton on Thursday night and will be eager to reduce the point.
Everton have a tough task ahead of them as they will be facing Liverpool and Chelsea in their next Premier League games.
A trip to Anfield on Sunday is not what all Everton fans will expect at this time of the season when Liverpool are in their best form.
What’s next for Leicester City?
On the other hand, Leicester City are still eager to force their way into the top seven spots. However, this might be a difficult task due to their inconsistency and the form of the teams above them.
Brenden Rodgers side will be facing Aston Villa in a must-win match on Saturday afternoon before they tackle Roma in the Conference League semi-final.
Leicester City will be playing European football next season if they win the UEFA Conference League. Rodgers might rest some players to ensure they record a win over Jose Mourinho’s team.
Everton Vs Leicester City Match Reports, Summary
The bigger picture for both team. Frank Lampard has failed to spark the revival many believe he would do when he replaced Rafa Benitez at Everton.
However, the former Chelsea boss believes his team has what it takes to avoid relegation. No one will disagree with that as the toffees are blessed with top players in all departments, however, only a decent performance against will help them survive the drop.
On the other side, Leicester City will have to forget about securing European competition through the Premier League. Above them are Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The five teams also understand what’s at stake and have been grinding in positive results. Brenden Rodgers side will have to be at their best against Roma in both legs of their UEFA Conference League semi-final. Only if they can defeat the Italian team can they think of playing European football next season.
~ By Koboinfo.com
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