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Everton - Leicester City
Premier League - 2 July 2020
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- End of 2nd Half
Leicester's barren run of form continues after the restart and they loosen their grip on third with Chelsea and Manchester United lurking,
Everton's smash and grab six minutes in the first half was enough to secure victory, doing brilliantly to survive a second-half onslaught. They're still in with a shout for a Europa League spot.
Kudos to Michael Keane, our Man of the Match tonight after a wonderful defensive performance.
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Michael Keane has made 12 clearances today. More than any other player in a Premier League game this season.
He makes another at the death.
Vardy does brilliantly to make space down the right and he finds Perez in the box, but the Spaniard knocks it a yard wide!
Was that the chance?
Bernard and Evans take a huge chunk out of each other in a 50/50.
There will be SIX added minutes.
To be fair to Everton, they're running around like it's the opening five minutes. They look desperate for the win and they'll be shattered when this is over.
Coleman gets away with one as the ball looks to have hit his hand in the box. Would've been unfortunate as he was about a yard away from where the cross was played.
Coleman beautifully controls a ball over the head of Maddison before making a mess of his next touch and giving it away.
Neither side has much in the way of structure right now, it's all a bit messy in midfield and Everton will like it that way.
Leicester cannot find an attacking rhythm.
- OffMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
- OnDemarai GrayLeicester City
10 minutes left.
Gray comes on for the 75th time as a substitute in the Premier League. Tielemans makes way.
Leicester going for it!
Davis and Calvert-Lewin adventure forward but there's little in the way of support.
Gordon - who grabbed the assist for Richarlison's opener - makes way for Bernard.
A drop ball for Leicester and no one is quite sure why. Old school though.
Leicester push forward again - they have 17 goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season... Everton grinding their way through this one.
- Yellow cardJordan PickfordEverton
Everton struggling to leave their half because they're playing so deep. They're attracting pressure but at the same time playing such a deep line keeps Vardy quiet because he can't get in behind. He's barely had a sniff.
Pickford picks up a yellow for time wasting.
Everton are holding on now.
20 minutes left.
- OffAlex IwobiEverton
- OnYerry MinaEverton
Ancelotti also gives his side a boost at the back by bringing on Mina.
It's all kicking off!
First, Pickford fumbles a routine take and almost puts it into his own net but for a Coleman clearance off the line.
Then, Maddison has another go from distance and it's a yard over the bar.
Maddison weaves his way into space brilliantly but his shot is blocked by Keane.
Brilliant footwork from the midfielder.
Leicester knowing on the door.
The Toffees are now 4-5-1 after that change, with Calvert-Lewin alone up front. It's a little harder now for them to get out of their own half and this could be a long 30 minutes for the hosts.
- OnTom DaviesEverton
Another blow for Everton as Richarlison goes off injured. Tom Davies is on in his place.
- Yellow cardWilfred NdidiLeicester City
Too keen for an equaliser? Ndidi snaps at Sigurdsson's legs and takes a yellow.
- GoalKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
The substitution pays off!
It's chaos on the box after an Ndidi cross when Holgate smacks a clearance into Iheanacho's head only to see it dribble past Pickford.
Leicester have one back! Game on.
Sigurdsson now has 99 goals in English football.
Digne's effort from distance deflects off Holgate and Schmeichel has to push it round the post!
Rodgers isn't messing about. He knows they can still take points from this one and those two subs will surely increase Leicester's capacity for goals.
- OffDennis PraetLeicester City
- OnJames MaddisonLeicester City
Creator-in-chief Maddison will surely have an impact.
He's playing off the front two in the hole.
- OffHarvey BarnesLeicester City
- OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
Two half-time changes for Leicester.
Barnes and Praet make way for Iheanacho and Maddison.
Big attacking changes.
- 2nd Half
We're back underway!
- End of 1st Half
Everton went two goals to the good out of nowhere but since then have looked pretty comfy, keeping the likes of Vardy completely quiet.
Leicester improved after the water break but they've created little in the way of big chances. They'll have to get better, and fast, if they want to take anything away from Goodison Park this evening.
Leicester have improved since the water break but they're still goalless.
They must be lacking confidence with just the one in over 300 minutes of football.
Everton go forward down the left with Gordon who once again picks out Richarlison but the ball has a little too much pace on it and the BRazilian can't connect/
Leicester have lumped in 11 crosses from open play, Everton have managed just the one.
But Everton have also managed two goals.
That said...Justin has just sent a curling effort about one yard wide for the Foxes. Pickford is furious he had the space for that.
Everton have kept Vardy so quiet in this half so credit to them. Their back four have sat back, kept their shape and put the breaks on any Leicester attacks. In truth, the Foxes have been limited to inswinging crosses, they've barely had a sniff through the middle on the ground.
Corner to Leicester...
Tielemans whacks the volley and that's blocked by Holgate, but Evans almost pokes the rebound in but for a Schmeichel save!
A hint of offside perhaps but the flag stayed down. Very close.
Ndidi draws a foul from Richarlison who has done his fair bit of chasing back in this game.
Chilwell's ball in is cleared well by Holgate.
10 minutes of the half remaining.
What a waste!
Calvert-Lewin does brilliantly to release Iwobi down the right but Iwobi's ball back in is a yard or two ahead of the striker.
Should've done better there but Iwobi rushed it.
Albrighton with another great delivery has a couple Everton defenders tripping over each other to clear it - they manage, just about.
Leicester growing back into the game but they've given themselves a mountain to climb.
Everton will be desperate to make it to half-time with a two-goal lead.
Corner for Everton.
Can they put this game to bed early?
Nope. Easily out by Soyuncu.
That's more like it from Leicester as Barnes gets a dangerous ball in, but Coleman clears well.
Rodgers gave them a telling off in the break now doubt.
Another penalty shout!
Calvert-Lewin is through on goal and Soyuncu barges him off the ball. Calvert-Lewin is furious but his teammates are upset he went down.
Everton have their tails up now and are stroking it about nicely. Leicester look a little shellshocked, suddenly dashing around without much purpose.
What's happened to Leicester?
They're in a heap of trouble here inside 20 minutes.
- Goal by penaltyGylfi SigurdssonEverton
As cool as you like, Sigurdsson rolls it straight down the middle as Schmeichel dives left.
After a very lengthy VAR check, Craig Pawson decides that Ndidi has swiped at the ball and Everton have a pen.
Looked very marginal but a handball all the same.
The Toffees first pen in 38 games.
VAR check a Leicester handball in the box...
Leicester look to hit back straight away but Praet's effort is a yard or two wide of the post.
Out. Of. Nowhere.
Everton's first piece of possession and they've scored.
Gordon gets in behind the left for the Toffees and pulls back for Richarlison eight yards out who sweeps home.
Everton leaving plenty of space in midfield at the moment - relying on a deep and organised back four and Leicester have been unable to work their way through so far.
Leicester, on the other hand, are so tight on Everton whenever they get a look-in, swarming their forwards.
Two completely different approaches.
Leicester with all the possession in the opening five minutes and when they don't have the ball they're all over Everton
Chilwell recently admitted that the pink away shirt is his favourite, and you can see why, it's a great shirt.
Tielemans finds 99-goal man Vardy in the box but the striker's touch is just a little too heavyy.
Early chance for the England man.
These two sides have played out two thrillers already this campaign.
Iheanacho grabbed a 96th minute winner for Leicester in December, then a few weeks later The Foxes edged the Toffees again in a League Cup quarter-final penalty shootout.
Lots of passing around defence so far...
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THREE MINUTES WARNING
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
- Leicester City can equal their longest top flight winning streak against Everton: three from 1929 to 1930, 1963 and 1965 to 1966.
- None of the last nine Premier League matches between Everton and Leicester ended in a draw (four wins for the Toffees, five victories for the Foxes), after 13 of the first 18 PL matches between the clubs were drawn.
- In the reverse Premier League fixture this season, Leicester defeated Marco Silva's Everton 2-1 at King Power Stadium on 1 December courtesy of goals by Jamie Vardy (68') and Kelechi Iheanacho (90+4') after Richarlison (23') had given the Toffees the lead.
- Leicester can win both Premier League matches versus Everton in a single campaign for the second time, after the Foxes' title-winning season of 2015/16 (3-2 at Goodison Park, 3-1 at King Power Stadium).
RACE FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT
Before lockdown, Jamie Vardy looked a shoe-in for the golden boot. But the striker is on a goal drought and appears stuck on 19 goals this season - and 99 Premier League goals in total!
With Danny Ings on 18, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah lurking on 17, it's all getting a bit close for comfort.
Vardy needs a goal.
SINCE THE RESTART
Everton and Leicester have barely left lockdown.
The two sides have managed a goal in each after three games. Michael Keane grabbed Everton's, Ben Chilwell grabbed Leicester's.
Brendan Rodgers would do well to remind his side that they're fighting for a place in the top four - no longer a guarantee by any means. Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves are lurking and the Foxes could even lose their spot in next season's Champions League if they're not careful.
Everton, meanwhile, have failed to inspire, though they have at least managed a win since the restart. A Europa League spot could still happen, but it's awfully crowded in mid-table and the Toffees are currently 12th.
LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
Team to play Everton: Schmeichel, Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Praet, Tielemans, Albrighton, Vardy, Barnes.
Subs: Ward, Morgan, Mendy, Fuchs, Choudhury, Gray, Maddison, Perez, Iheanacho.
EVERTON TEAM NEWS
Team to play Leicester: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Gomes, Gordon, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.
Subs: Stekelenberg, Virginia, Baines, Mina, Baningime, Branthwaite, Davies, Bernard, Kean.
EVERTON VS LEICESTER
Good evening and welcome to our live-text coverage of Everton vs Leicester at Goodison Park.
Neither side is yet to get going since the restart. Leicester are hanging on to to 3rd spot with Chelsea and Manchester United lurking, while Everton still have n outside chance of a Europa League place as part of a crammed mid-table.
Plenty to play for and 90 minutes to play it in.
Stay with us for all the build-up, hype and highlights ahead of kick-off at 18:00pm.