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Everton 1-1 Leicester City


Everton 1-1 Leicester City


Salvaging what may prove to be a crucial point in their battle against the drop, Everton snatches a late equaliser to hold Leicester to a draw.

They now have four points from their last two games – taking them four clear of 18th-placed Burnley.

A much improved second-half display from the home side saw them press a flagging Leicester team back.

And the Toffees were finally rewarded for their persistence.

Yet again, the Foxes drop points from in front, and their focus will now be solely on the Europa Conference League.

Starting lineup:

EVERTON (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford;

Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Yerry Mina, Vitalii Mykolenko;

Fabian Delph, Allan, Alex Iwobi;

Anthony Gordon, Richarlison, Demarai Gray.


SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Salomon Rondon, Jonjoe Kenny, Andre Gomes, Dele Alli, Mason Holgate, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Donny van de Beek, Michael Keane.


LEICESTER CITY (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel;

Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne;

Youri Tielemans, Nampalys Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall;

Harvey Barnes, Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison.


SUBS: Danny Ward, Ademola Lookman, James Justin, Daniel Amartey, Marc Albrighton, Caglar Soyuncu, Hamza Choudhury, Patson Daka, Ayoze Perez.


LEICESTER LEAD! Cutting the ball back from the right byline, Maddison tries to pick out Iheanacho in the centre of the area. The latter can’t force the ball goalwards, but it deflects towards Barnes, who then sweeps the ball into the bottom corner, leaving Pickford stranded. Already, it’s 1-0 to Leicester.

EVERTON EQUALISE! Finally, it is suitable for Richarlison. After Coleman misses a great chance, the ball is recycled, and the Everton striker turns the ball into the bottom corner with a deflected finish. That’s 1-1 with just minutes to play! Everton has indeed rescued a point.

So, what’s next?

Having finally played out this twice-postponed fixture, these sides will meet again next month at the King Power Stadium.

Everton must take on Chelsea and arch-rivals Liverpool between now and then.

Meanwhile, Leicester host Aston Villa before tackling Roma in the Conference League semi-finals next week.

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