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

Brendan Rodgers fielded the same team as in the last game v. Brighton, but it wasn’t a winning formula from start. Leicester had their chances and should probably have been given at least one penalty in the start of the game.

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But the referee never really bothered about those two incidents and just let the game roll on, Not that Leicester really struggled, but they couldn’t find the key to scoring, and when Richarlison headed in a great cross after 23 minutes, Leicester were 1-0 down, and of course disappointment among foxes fans.

Leicester were 1-0 down going into 2nd half, but with the domination in the field confidence were still there and it was Leicester that “played” and Everton “counterattacking”, so in a way waited for that goal to appear.

When Jamie Vardy turned up and scored on a great Kelechi Iheanacho assist, Leicester were level after 63 minutes. Kelechi had just come on and he really took his opportunity when given it, and his performance was a “man of the match” type.

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Leicester City just toured on as they chased that next goal and when everyone thought the game had “gone”, Kelechi Iheanacho again turned up far into to stoppage time and fired a ball in the net, but the linesman had his flag high.

This all became a VAR decision as the replay clearly showed that Kelechi was onside and that had to be overruled, if not it would have been a scandal, and after just a minute or so the offside was turned into and onside and Leicester had won the game 2-1.

It was surreal and of course great to see such an incident appear so late in the game and the last decision to be made was this VAR decision resulting in Leicester winning the game, what a fantastic happening, something you probably will never forget.

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Leicester are now flying high in the Premier League, just Liverpool in front and three points down to Manchester City, and to see our team out of the top four this season looks unlikely as they go from strength to strength.

To win such a game as this one makes anything possible and belief must be really high as Leicester on Tuesday will take on bottom team Watford and hopefully collect another three points.

To sum it all up,

  • Positives:
    • Kelechi Iheanacho, what a performance
    • Jamie Vardy, always scoring goals
    • Never giving up, getting back and fight until the end
    • VAR, this time it worked for Leicester
  • Negatives:
    • Letting in a goal, sloppy defending
    • A few of the players wasn’t really on the pedal
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7. Pereira 7, Chilwell 6, Evans 6, Soyuncu 7, Ndidi 7,  Perez 6, Tielemans 6, Barnes 5, Vardy 8, Maddison 6, Subs: Iheanacho 9, Albrighton

Match Stats: (Home / Away)

  • Possession: 63 / 37
  • Corners:  4 / 4
  • Shots on target: 4 / 3
  • Fouls: 7 / 9
  • Offsides: 1 / 3

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