Leicester 1, Everton 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

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The supposed battle between Richarlison and Daniel Amartey was easily stopped by Marco Silva’s team selection, giving another Brazilian a chance to outplay the Leicester chosen right back. Bernard is a great dribbler and after just a few minutes he set up his fellow countryman Richarlison who was moved into centre attack.

A terrible defensive error by Leicester gave Bernard the chance to deliver a perfect pass to his teammate who converted easily from inside the box. As so many times before Leicester were behind almost before people had got to their seats. The rot was on again at home.

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The game was more and more changed as Leicester came forward a number of chances were missed as Jamie Vardy again never managed to convert after being close with a header and a shot alone with Jordan Pickford.

City kept momentum and especially Mendy and Ndidi made more and more impact taking over the center of midfield and heavily influenced the performance. But it was not until the 40th minute that Leicester were equal with a fantastic solo raid by Ricardo Pereira scoring a great goal dribbling himself into the penalty box and perfectly place his shot behind Pickford in the Everton goal.

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We all had great hope for a possible win as the team started to perform as they did in the last 30 minutes of the first half, and a also started 2nd half brightly. But to see Wes Morgan foolishly getting a 2nd yellow card, everyone had a great worry about how Leicester could win and also be able to keep a draw.

Everton pushed hard for that 2nd goal and with one more player it was obvious that players such as Sigurdsson, Walcott and Davies all would go for goals and try to pick up all three. The Iceland international scored a beauty from long distance as the game was settled, despite a number of attempts from Leicester.

A close header from Daniel Amartey could have given City a draw, but his attempt was not a good one as the ball never reached the goal but instead was headed outside. The highlight of the game was Ricardo Pereiras goal and as long as a captain does this type of mistakes, experienced Vardy is not able to convert missed chances and Amartey so easily gave space to Bernard it’s not easy to get points. Disappointing day at King Powers, again points that should have been in the bank is gone away up north.

  • Positives:
    • Pereira and his brilliant goal, what a finish
    • Getting to enough clear chances to kill this game off and win it
    • Mendy and Ndidi are on the path of being a blistering partnership
  • Negatives:
    • Starting badly in almost every game, concentration level looks low
    • Puel not able to get his moves from the bench correctly
    • Exposing Morgan in defense, probably could have been replaced
    • Three defenders booked in a home game, sadly that is not good enough
    • Vardy not able to convert chances that should have been goals
    • Maddison, an England international midfielder, is played on the flank
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6. Amartey 5, Chilwell 6, Morgan 3, Maguire 6, Mendy 7, Ndidi 7, Vardy 5, Iheanacho 4, Maddison 5, Pereira 8, Subs: Albrighton, Oakazaki, Ghezzal

Match Stats: H/A

  • Possession: 49 / 51
  • Corners: 2 / 10
  • Shots on target: 1 / 6
  • Shots wide: 5 / 2
  • Fouls: 10 / 11
  • Offsides: 5 / 0

 

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