Everton 0-2 Leicester: Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes strikes sees Foxes to Premier League victory
Report and free match highlights as Youri Tielemans scored a stunning strike at the end of the first half; Harvey Barnes wrapped up the points with his own thunderous effort late on; James Maddison assisted both goals but Dominic Calvert-Lewin was taken off injured
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The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leicester’s win against Everton in the Premier League
Superb strikes from Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes in either half gave Leicester a 2-0 victory against Everton on Saturday Night Football.
On the stroke of half-time, James Maddison – who once again impressed for the Foxes – found Tielemans on the edge of the area. He controlled with his thigh before thundering the ball into the top left corner.
Everton were sloppy throughout and were punished late on as a Leicester counter ended with a second. Maddison drove down the left flank, flashing a cross into the 18-yard box that Barnes smashed past Jordan Pickford. The 24-year-old has now scored in all four of Leicester’s Premier League wins this season.
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The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location Tielemans sets it up for a volley by controlling with his right thigh and then sends a perfect volley into the far corner which clips the crossbar as it goes in.
With England’s World Cup squad announcement later this month, Maddison is being heavily tipped for a spot in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.
When asked if the thought was on his mind, the Leicester forward told Sky Sports: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t in my mind because the World Cup’s nearly here and that’s the pinnacle, that’s the dream.
“I always say the same answer and it becomes a bit cliché but if I focus on what I do for Leicester and my performances here hopefully that catches the eye of the England manager and hopefully I can force my way into his plans.
“It’s out of my control and I can just do what I did then for 90 minutes.”
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The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location Maddison and Barnes combine with the latter swivelling in the box and slamming a left-footed shot past Pickford
Alex Iwobi and Dominic Calvert-Lewin – taken off injured in the second half in another worry for Southgate – both went close for Everton, but they were unable to find a way past a Leicester defence who have conceded just three goals in six Premier League games.
Leicester move above Everton into 13th place, now winning three of their last four league matches as Brendan Rodgers registered his first win at Goodison Park. Everton drop into 15th, with both sides level on 14 points.
Source Sky News.