Everton 0-2 Leicester: Youri Tielemans’ spectacular goal helps Foxes beat Toffees


Youri Tielemans spectacularly broke the game before the break

Leicester City climbed out of the Premier League’s relegation zone as Youri Tielemans’ stunning first-half strike put Brendan Rodgers’ side on course for a deserved win at Everton.

Tielemans controlled James Maddison’s cut on the thigh before slotting into the top corner of Jordan Pickford’s goal from the edge of the box.

Harvey Barnes put the result beyond doubt in the closing stages, firing a powerful shot past Pickford for his fifth league goal of the campaign.

The visitors dominated the first half but missed several chances to take the lead before Tielemans’ moment of inspiration on the stroke of half-time.

Rodgers’ side continued to create better openings in the second half, with Patson Daka firing over the bar from a good position and the outstanding Maddison hitting the outside of the post with a curling long-range shot.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin went off injured after just over an hour to end a miserable afternoon for the Toffees and their supporters.

The win moves Leicester up to 13th – two places above the Toffees, thanks to their huge goal difference.

Maddison shines for senior Foxes

Maddison’s scintillating display will leave Gareth Southgate’s hopes of a place in England’s World Cup squad unscathed.

The 25-year-old was at the heart of the Foxes’ best attacking moves, but the visitors’ end proved his downfall early on, Pickford making a one-handed save to deny Dakar before Barnes fired over the bar from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s pass. .

The only thing missing from Maddison’s performance was a goal. James Tarkowski and Idrissa Gueye made blocks to deny the former Norwich man in the first half, before a clever effort hit the woodwork midway through the second half.

However, he set up both of Leicester’s goals – the first was Tielemans’ goal of the season contender. The Belgium international is out of contract next summer, but Rodgers has said he will “continue to work” with the 25-year-old despite his future being uncertain.

Just as Everton looked to be pushing for an equaliser, Barnes was sent off by Maddison before beating Pickford with a blistering effort.

After conceding 22 goals in their first eight league games of the campaign, Leicester have conceded just three in their previous seven.

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Everton

  1. Group number1Player namePickford

  2. Group number23Player nameColeman

  3. Group number30Player nameCoady

  4. Group number2Player nameTarkowski

  5. Group number19Player nameMykolenko

  6. Group number17Player nameIwobi

  7. Group number27Player nameHey

  8. Group number8Player namedrunk

  9. Group number11Player namethe gray

  10. Group number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  11. Group number7Player nameMcNeil

  1. Group number3Player namePatterson

  2. Group number10Player namegordon

  3. Group number16Player nameDoucoure

  4. Group number20Player nameMaupay

  5. Group number37Player namegarner

City of Leicester

  1. Group number1Player nameWard

  2. Group number27Player nameChestnuts

  3. Group number18Player nameAmartey

  4. Group number3Player nameZone

  5. Group number2Player nameJustin

  6. Group number42Player nameSoumare

  7. Group number10Player nameMaddison

  8. Group number8Player nameTielemans

  9. Group number22Player nameDewsbury Hall

  10. Group number7Player nameBarnes

  11. Group number20Player nameClick on

  1. Group number9Player nameVardy

  2. Group number11Player nameAlbrighton

  3. Group number24Player nameMendy

  4. Group number25Player namepatience

The eleven

Everton

training 4-3-3

  • 1Pickford
  • 23Colemanreplaced byPattersonin 71′minutes
  • 30Coady
  • 2Tarkowski
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 17Iwobi
  • 27Heyreplaced bygarnerin 45′minutes
  • 8drunkreplaced byDoucourein 61′minutes
  • 11the gray
  • 9Calvert-Lewinreplaced byMaupayin 61′minutes
  • 7McNeilreplaced bygordonin 71′minutes

replacements

  • 3Patterson
  • 4Holgate
  • 5Keane
  • 10gordon
  • 15Begovic
  • 16Doucoure
  • 20Maupay
  • 26Davies
  • 37garner

Leicester

training 4-1-4-1

  • 1Ward
  • 27Chestnuts
  • 18Amartey
  • 3Zone
  • 2Justin
  • 42Soumarereplaced bypatiencein 70′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 8Tielemansreplaced byMendyin 90+1′minutes
  • 22Dewsbury Hallreplaced byAlbrightonin 78′minutes
  • 7Barnes
  • 20Click onreplaced byVardyin 70′minutes

replacements

  • 9Vardy
  • 11Albrighton
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 17Pérez
  • 23Vestergaard
  • 24Mendy
  • 25patience
  • 31in Ivers
  • 33Thomas

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