Everton 1-1 Leicester City: Richarlison scores late to give hosts precious point

Everton 1-1 Leicester City: Richarlison scores late to give hosts precious point

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Richarlison has scored eight goals in total this season, with seven in the Premier League

Richarlison scored an injury-time goal against Leicester to give Everton a precious point in their bid to avoid relegation.

Frank Lampard’s side were facing defeat and the prospect of dropping to the bottom three of the Premier League if Burnley beat Southampton on Thursday.

But after a nightmarish start to the game when James Maddison’s cross was deflected by Harvey Barnes, they turned the game in their favor in the second half, with substitutes Dele Alli and Salomon Rondon playing a pivotal role.

After Richarlison squandered several good chances, it looked like Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers would earn his first win at Goodison Park.

But the Brazilian hit a shot in the 92nd minute to make home fans crazy for a point that was deserved by the team’s improvement, if not the quality.

His eighth goal of the season didn’t look like it was coming, but when it did, it was one that could prove vital as Everton face Liverpool and Chelsea in their next two games.

The point lifted the hosts four points ahead of Burnley with seven season games remaining.

For Leicester, who were content to take a one-goal lead instead of chasing intensely for a second, it was a wasted opportunity with Maddison also squandering three good chances when Everton bet on a draw.

The Foxes have already reached the Europa Conference League semi-finals this season, but are now 11 points behind seventh-placed West Ham, who have played two more games.

A draw that felt like a victory

Everton haven’t been able to turn successive home wins into a third, but after a bad first half this will be as good as a win.

Without Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who suffered a training camp injury that could have kept him out for two weeks, Richarlison’s front three, Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon struggled to come together.

Gordon’s pass and set piece were particularly unfortunate, but when Rondon came in to provide a focal point for the attack, and Alli offered some assistance to the impressive Alex Iwobi, the game began to turn Everton’s path.

The early goal and Leicester’s dominance led to a subdued atmosphere in the first half, where, despite Richarlison’s missed shot, the home fans weren’t lifted from their seats until just before half-time when Gray shot inches from a corner. intelligent.

Leicester had already come close when Seamus Coleman took down Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before the Foxes took the lead.

With Rodgers making seven changes to the team that lost in Newcastle on Sunday, the visitors were able to cut through Everton’s defense easily. Dewsbury-Hall and Maddison caused problems for Everton’s defence, which had Yerry Mina back for the first time since February after a hamstring injury.

On the other hand, Fabian Delph and Allan were heavy in midfield, with only Iwobi providing the momentum Everton and their fans craved. But that soon changed in the second half, when Alli came on to replace Allan.

Unfortunately for the hosts, Gordon’s pass was still wrong, and Richarlison, who had scored just three goals since the turn of the year, squandered another good chance after good work from Rondon and a free-kick header from a corner.

As Everton pressed for the tie, gaps opened up for Leicester to exploit and Maddison came close three times.

This ended up costing dearly as Richarlison and his team’s persistence gained a crucial point in keeping Lampard’s side on the right side of the relegation zone.

match player

barnesHarvey Barnes

Everton

  1. squad number36Player’s nameAlli

  2. squad number33Player’s nameRondon

  3. squad number24Player’s nameGordon

  4. squad number7Player’s namericharlison

  5. squad number19Player’s nameMykolenko

  6. squad number23Player’s nameColeman

  7. squad number11Player’s nameGrey

  8. squad number17Player’s nameIwobi

  9. squad number22Player’s nameGodfrey

  10. squad number13Player’s nameMine

  11. squad number8Player’s nameDelphi

  12. squad number6Player’s nameAlan

  13. squad number1Player’s namepickford

city ​​of Leicester

  1. squad number7Player’s namebarnes

  2. squad number22Player’s nameDewsbury-Hall

  3. squad number10Player’s namemaddison

  4. squad number3Player’s namecute

  5. squad number1Player’s nameSchmeichel

  6. squad number6Player’s nameEvans

  7. squad number27Player’s nameBrunette

  8. squad number24Player’s namemendy

  9. squad number8Player’s nametielemans

  10. squad number14Player’s nameIheanacho

  11. squad number21Player’s nameRicardo Pereira

  12. squad number37Player’s namelookman

  13. squad number29Player’s nameDaka

  14. squad number18Player’s nameAmartey

alignments

Everton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1pickford
  • 23Coleman
  • 13MineBooked in 80 minutes
  • 22Godfrey
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 6AlanReplaced forAlliat the 58′minutesBooked in 86 minutes
  • 8Delphi
  • 17Iwobi
  • 24Gordon
  • 7richarlisonBooked in 75 minutes
  • 11GreyReplaced forRondonat the 66′minutes

alternates

  • twoKenny
  • 4Holgate
  • 5Keane
  • 15Begovic
  • 16doucouré
  • 21André Gomes
  • 30van de Beek
  • 33Rondon
  • 36Alli

Leicester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 3cute
  • 6Evans
  • 27Brunette
  • 24mendyReplaced forAmarteyat the 84′minutes
  • 8tielemans
  • 10maddison
  • 22Dewsbury-Hall
  • 7barnesReplaced forlookmanat the 67′minutes
  • 14IheanachoReplaced forDakaat the 77′minutesBooked in 90 minutes

alternates

  • twoJustin
  • 4Soyüncü
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Allah
  • 17Perez
  • 18Amartey
  • 20choudhury
  • 29Daka
  • 37lookman

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