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EPL English Premier LeagueLeicester City 1-2 Everton

Leicester City 1-2 Everton

Everton is out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over Leicester City. The visitors broke the deadlock just six minutes when Mykolenko volleyed an effort past Schmeichel.

Though Leicester responded quickly, Daka took advantage of a mix-up between Mina and Coleman to slot past Pickford.

Holgate restored the lead after Richarlison had a header saved to nod it past the keeper.

Leicester couldn’t find a way through in the second half, with Pickford making a couple of great saves to keep out Barnes, who also headed just wide late on.

Starting lineup:

LEICESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amartey, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Timothy Castagne; Nampalys Mendy, Youri Tielemans; Ayoze Perez, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Patson Daka; Kelechi Iheanacho.

LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Harvey Barnes, Ademola Lookman, Caglar Soyuncu, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy, Boubakary Soumare, Hamza Choudhury.

EVERTON STARTING XI (5-4-1): Jordan Pickford; Alex Iwobi, Seamus Coleman, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Vitalii Mykolenko; Anthony Gordon, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Fabian Delph, Demarai Gray; Richarlison.

EVERTON SUBS: Andre Gomes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny, Michael Keane, Salomon Rondon, Asmir Begovic, Reece Welch, Dele Alli, Allan.


MYKOLENKO SCORES! It’s a great goal! Iwobi plays a one-two with Gordon from a throw-in before lobbing across to the edge of the box for Mykolenko. He swings a leg at it, sending his volley through the crowd and out of Schmeichel’s reach into the corner. 1-0 Everton!

DAKA EQUALISES! What a start to the game! There’s a horrible mix-up between Mina and Coleman as they try to head the ball away, but they end up helping it onto Daka, who is one-on-one with Pickford. However, he keeps his cool to slide his shot past the keeper and into the back of the net. 1-1.

HOLGATE SCORES! And Everton lead again! The corner is swung in by Gray,, and Richarlison rises high to thump a header towards the goal. Schmeichel gets down to keep it out, but he parries it straight back into play. Holgate reacts quicker than Perez and nods it into the back of the net. 2-1 Everton.

So, what’s next?

That’s Everton’s first away win in the league since August, and it’s moved them up to 16th, with Burnley and Leeds United losing this weekend.

Next up for them is another big game against the recently relegated Watford.

Leicester’s winless run is now at seven games in all competitions as they stay 14th. They host Norwich City next time out.

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