Everton move to safety with spirited win at Leicester

Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Leicester for Everton in the Premier League gave the club renewed hope of escaping relegation.

The victory propels Everton to 16th place in the table with 35 points, one more than Burnley and Leeds and with a game in hand over its relegation opponents. Leeds fell into the relegation zone after a 2-1 loss at Arsenal.

Everton took the lead with a shot from the edge of the penalty box by Vitalii Mykolenko, but Leicester equalised in the 11th minute due to poor defence. Yerry Mina and Seamus Coleman collided while going for a header, allowing Patson Daka to go through and beat Jordan Pickford.

Mason Holgate reclaimed the lead for Everton after Richarlison’s header was stopped by Kasper Schmeichel on the half-hour mark.

Leicester dominated the whole of the second half, but Pickford was able to preserve the lead by blocking many scoring attempts.