Everton vs Leicester City | The 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday pulled Leicester City out of the bottom three of the Premier League thanks to goals from Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes.
With 14 points after 14 games and a point differential of two over Everton, Leicester, which began the day in 18th position, goes up to 13th with the victory.
James Maddison of Leicester put on an excellent offensive performance in the first half but was unable to break the tie as he looked to make a mark and maybe earn a berth in England’s World Cup team.
As the clock approached 45 minutes, he did manage to set up Tielemans, and the Belgian took a touch before launching an incredible dipping shot that arced over Jordan Pickford and into the goal.
Alex Iwobi gave Dominic Calvert-Lewin a golden opportunity to equal the score for Everton early in the second half, but he shot straight into Danny Ward’s knees.
Although Madison’s vicious attempt on the hour mark missed the right-hand post, he still contributed to Barnes’ second goal in the 86th minute, which gave the game its winning margin.
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Everton vs Leicester City | Leicester City is attempting to patch up the weaknesses in a defence that has let up an average of 1.92 goals per game on Saturday. On Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET, they will face Everton in their opening match of the year at Goodison Park. Leicester will be looking to revenge their 2-1 defeat from the previous meeting between these two clubs on May 8.
At halftime, the score was level at 0 0; but, in the second half of their match this past Saturday, the Foxes were not quite on par with Manchester City. Leicester fell to Man City 1-0.
Both clubs are aiming for the full three points in this matchup after disappointing results in their previous games. The clubs should hopefully score some goals this week to make up for their sluggish offensive from their previous games.