Vardy strike gives Leicester win at Everton

Vardy strike gives Leicester win at Everton


Premier League - Everton v Leicester City
Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Leicester City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - January 1, 2019 Leicester City's Marc Albrighton in action with Everton's Lucas Digne Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine


Jamie Vardy's 58th-minute strike gave Leicester City a 1-0 win at Everton on Tuesday and condemned the Merseysiders to their fourth defeat in five Premier League games.

Leicester boss Claude Puel made four changes from the team that lost to Cardiff City on Saturday, including leaving midfielder James Maddison on the bench, while Marco Silva recalled Brazilian Richarlison to his starting line-up.

After a poor first half, the decisive goal came when Everton defender Michael Keane mis-controlled the ball to Ricardo Pereira, who sent Vardy through. The striker made no mistake with a low drive past Jordan Pickford before celebrating with a cartwheel in front of the travelling Foxes fans.

Gylfi Sigurdsson blasted over from a promising position for Everton but Leicester should have doubled their lead when Harry Maguire somehow missed the target from point-blank range.

Everton, with just one win from their last eight games have now failed to win in their last four home matches while the win moves Leicester up into seventh place, on 31 points, four behind Manchester United.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Source: Reuters