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C. Fuchs
Yellow Card
M. Holgate
0 - 2
André Gomes
Yellow Card
B. Godfrey
Yellow Card
A. Iwobi
0 - 1

Match Stats

61% 39%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 547 344
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That is all from this Premier League fixture, until next time!
Everton climb up to fifth and a point behind their opponents here. Next they will host Arsenal at Goodison Park before a cup fixture against Manchester United. For Rodgers' team, they remain in fourth and next will face a tough trip down south to Tottenham.
Everton produce the perfect away performance, as they defend resolutely to run out 2-0 winners at the King Power Stadium. The hosts saw lots of the ball but could not capitalise on their possession, as goals from Richarlison and Holgate either side of half-time sealed the three points for Ancelotti's men. Vardy may rue his missed chance on 23 minutes, which would have brought Leicester back into the game but it was not to be for the Foxes here.
90' + 4' Vardy attempts to cross towards Perez at the front post but Keane is there, as he has been all game, to intercept and then clear long.
90' + 3' Holgate is happy to let the ball trickle out of play and, if the game was not already over it seems like it is now, as Olsen stalls over taking a goal-kick in the final minute.
J. Kenny
A. Iwobi
90' + 2' Kenny comes on for Iwobi, who has caused chaos all game for the Leicester defence.
90' + 1' The fourth official announces there will be four minutes of added time, as Everton look set to make another change.
A. Gordon
D. Calvert-Lewin
90' Calvert-Lewin is brought off for youngster Gordon as Ancelotti looks to maintain the visitors' 2-0 lead.
89' Perez has the ball in the back of the net from a Leicester corner, however, from Vardy's initial flick-on he was adjudged to have been offside so the goal will not stand.
C. Fuchs
Yellow Card
87' Fuchs is booked for his tackle on Richarlison, both for stopping the counter-attack and the high foot.
86' Richarlison beats Fuchs to a loose ball and looks set to race away until he is caught by the Austrian's flying boot and earns a foul inside Leicester' half.
85' PENALTY OVERTURNED! Referee Mason is called over to the monitor on the touchline and overturns his decision, as he deems Gomes, in fact, won the ball and did not foul Perez inside the area.
83' PENALTY AWARDED! A chance for Leicester to get back into the game comes as Perez gets tripped from behind in the area by Gomes and wins a penalty for the hosts. VAR then gets involved to confirm whether the foul was in the area or whether it was a foul in the first place, so both sets of players stand and wait.
81' Iheanacho cuts in on his left and shoots from range, but Perez gets in the way and the ball loops up to Olsen, who is then needlessly fouled by Perez in the air.
79' Richarlison is released by Calvert-Lewin with Leicester attempting to play a high line, fortunately for the hosts, Ndidi does well to recover and concede a corner on the right-hand side.
78' OVER THE BAR! Iwobi races past Justin with ease before cutting back to Sigurdsson, who from the penalty spot, volleys over the bar with his left foot. The Everton captain should be doing better from there and at least testing Schmeichel.
77' Justin wastes a great opportunity to cross from the right after a swift turn from Iheanacho had created the space. Iwobi then is clattered into by Perez, to earn Everton a free-kick and the chance to waste some vital seconds in this game.
75' This is the visitors’ 100th Premier League game played on a Wednesday – they’ve won just 29.3% of their games on this day (W29 D29 L41), only having a lower win rate on Thursdays in the competition (12.5% - 1/8). However, if scores remain the same, the Toffees will finally have some joy on a Wednesday here.
K. Iheanacho
N. Mendy
73' Rodgers has no option but to roll the dice and throws on Iheanacho in place of midfielder Mendy.
M. Holgate
72' GOALLL!! 2-0 EVERTON! Everton's captain, Sigurdsson, takes the corner and a scramble ensues inside the area. Keane’s initial header gets saved, Calvert-Lewin then hits the bar before Holgate volleys home with his left foot inside the six-yard area.
72' After that stoppage in play, Sigurdsson crosses towards the back post and Fofana again leads the Foxes' line to head behind for a corner to the visitors.
70' Fuchs is far too enthusiastic as he slides through the back of Richarlison, offering the visitors a free-kick 30 yards from goal. The Brazilian remains down, holding his wrist and Everton's medical team come on to treat him, before play then resumes and he returns to the pitch.
68' Doucoure, who has had more action inside his own area than the Foxes so far, dispossesses Barnes just as it looked like the Leicester forward had broken past Everton's defence towards Olsen's goal. A crucial tackle from the Frenchman, who has been excellent in this game.
67' Ancelotti’s men have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League games against the Foxes, doing so in a 2-0 away win in December 2016. They have just over 25 minutes to see out here to improve that poor record.
65' Barnes goes one way then the other, beating both Richarlison and Holgate before passing to Tielemans, who tees up Perez on the edge of the area. Unfortunately for the hosts, the substitute then shoots way over Olsen's goal with his left foot.
André Gomes
Yellow Card
64' For the second time this half, Barnes is chopped down to stop a counter-attack. This time, it is substitute Gomes who goes into Mason's book for his tactical foul.
63' Ancelotti's men are persisting in sitting deep and playing directly towards Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin. As of yet, the plan is still working with Vardy largely not being involved in this half so far.
Ayoze Pérez
C. Ünder
61' Under, who had been relatively ineffective in this game, is the first Leicester substitute of the game as he is replaced by Perez.
61' Iwobi dances around Fuchs but Ndidi does well to swing a leg and clear the Everton man's low cross. The visitors then appear content to, once again, play long towards Calvert-Lewin but to no success as Mendy intercepts.
59' Mina goes long in search of Calvert-Lewin but Ndidi and Mendy combine to intercept. The hosts then go long themselves but Holgate is there to deal with Barnes before he can get it down and attack the full-back.
57' Perez and Iheanacho are both down the touchline warming up, how long will it be before Rodgers introduces them? The latter of the pair has scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances against Everton, both as a substitute. The only two players to score as a sub in three consecutive appearances against an opponent are Julian Joachim versus Derby (1996-97) and Olivier Giroud versus Southampton (2017-18).
55' Fuchs releases a fairly optimistic left-footed volley from the left of the area, which is easily blocked by Mina. The Foxes then regain possession and manipulate it from side to side in search of an equaliser, with Everton struggling to get out of their half as of yet after the break.
54' The first corner of the second half comes courtesy of Justin's hard work down the right-hand side. Maddison then whips in an outswinging cross, which is headed clear before Tielemans drags a right-footed effort wide of the target from the edge of the D.
52' Ndidi shows his strength to deal with Sigurdsson and a bouncing ball before Rodgers' men break down the right-hand side. Justin's cross is then slightly behind Vardy, which allows the Toffees' defence to clear.
50' The Foxes take the resulting free-kick short and then Justin, rather theatrically, throws himself to the floor under the pressure of Iwobi but the assistant is having none of it and suggests the referee gives a goal-kick.
B. Godfrey
Yellow Card
49' Everton's other full-back, Godfrey, quickly follows Holgate into the book for another cynical foul, this time on Maddison in a similar area of the pitch.
M. Holgate
Yellow Card
48' Holgate receives Everton's first booking of the game as he tactically fouls Barnes to stop the Leicester man from attacking through the middle.
48' The Foxes knock possession about with some urgency to start this half, however, none of that will matter as Vardy strays into an offside position to gift a free-kick to Ancelotti's men.
47' The Toffees are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games when leading at half-time, since a defeat away to Leicester last December.
46' Both sets of players are back out and referee Mason gets the second half of this Premier League fixture underway!
Looking ahead to the second half, Rodgers will feel he has to chase the game and could look towards the likes of Perez or Iheanacho off the bench. For the visitors, they will be content with their away performance up to now and may feel that more chances will come on the counter-attack as the game opens up in the next 45.
After a fairly uneventful opening 45 minutes, the visitors go in 1-0 up, courtesy of Richarlison's right-footed effort, which Schmeichel may feel he should have saved. Barring the opener, Ancelotti's men have rarely created a chance and down the other end, the Foxes have also lacked creativity. However, that being said, Vardy did spurn a glorious headed opportunity on 23 minutes to equalise.
45' There will be two minutes of added time as Maddison attempts to roll in Vardy but Doucoure does excellently to poke towards Olsen before the striker can pounce inside the area.
44' The Foxes look like they need half-time to regroup and get a grip of this game. This time it is Mendy who makes a mistake but, fortunately for the hosts, Richarlison cannot capitalise as he is tackled by Fofana before reaching the area.
42' Leicester have lost each of their last four Premier League games when conceding the first goal. If they are to continue putting pressure on the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham, Rodgers' men are going to have to change that record in this game.
André Gomes
41' Allan leaves the pitch in visible pain and is replaced by Portuguese midfielder Gomes.
39' In the build-up to Justin's cross and Under's chance, it looks like Allan has done himself some damage to his hamstring when tracking back. The visitors' medical team come rushing on but it looks like it could be the end of the Brazilian's game here.
38' SAVE! Everton clear Justin's first cross but the ball trickles out to Under, who unleashes a right-footed effort from the edge of the area towards Olsen's right. The goalkeeper saves with relative ease, getting down well and managing not to parry it out to the incoming Vardy.
37' Mendy and Ndidi carelessly attempt to play out from the back, giving possession away, before Fuchs is adjudged to have fouled Holgate near the right-hand touchline. Sigurdsson takes the free-kick but Calvert-Lewin can only head straight into the chest of Schmeichel.
36' Maddison, Mendy and Tielemans all swarm the referee as they feel he has been far too soft when awarding Allan a free-kick in the middle of the park. Replays show that there was nothing in either tackle and the Foxes may have a right to feel slightly aggrieved.
35' Iwobi looks to recycle another corner which Fofana clears, however, the move then breaks down as both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are deemed to be offside by the assistant on the far side.
34' Fofana, as has been the case all game so far, climbs the highest to head away Sigurdsson's corner before Allan's long-range effort is deflected out for another set-piece.
33' The hosts' full-back continue to offer Ancelotti's wide men far too much space. On this occasion, Iwobi gets the chance to run at Fuchs before his right-footed cross gets turned behind for an Everton corner.
32' Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both end up on the floor inside Leicester's area as they look to turn Iwobi's cross towards goal. However, neither forward can manage it and Schmeichel gratefully dives on the loose ball.
31' Vardy goes flying into a sliding tackle on Keane, perhaps more out of frustration than spite, and is lucky he gets a little bit of the ball otherwise he would have gone straight into Mason's book.
30' It is noticeable how deep Ancelotti's side are sat so far in this opening half an hour, which is obviously a plan to negate the pace that Vardy and Barnes offer Rodgers' team. Barring Vardy's headed chance, the plan seems to be working for the visitors up to this point.
28' This time it is Mina's turn to voice his annoyance towards Mason as the centre-back feels the referee was too hasty in awarding Vardy a free-kick near the halfway line. Nevertheless, the Foxes look to play the set-piece quickly before Justin needlessly fouls Godfrey wide on the right.
26' That opening goal was Richarlison's fourth against Leicester, only scoring as many against Wolves (also four). Each of the Brazilian's last three top-flight goals have also come away from home.
25' As the Foxes look to bounce straight back, Under's free-kick finds Fofana, who has a header deflected over to earn the hosts their first corner of the game. Maddison takes but the Toffees clear the danger before Under's left-footed effort gets deflected behind for another corner.
23' CHANCE! Leicester nearly instantly respond through the head of Vardy but the striker can only head straight at Olsen from inside the area. Initially, Justin had done well to square up Godfrey before standing up a cross towards Vardy near the penalty spot.
A. Iwobi
21' Iwobi opts to play a diagonal pass towards Richarlison instead of taking on Fuchs and Everton's number seven does the rest to open the scoring.
21' GOALLL! 1-0 EVERTON! Iwobi steers a pass out to Richarlison, who cuts in on his right foot under relatively little pressure from Justin. The Brazilian, from the edge of the area, then unleashes a low right-footed effort into the far corner of Schmeichel’s goal. Despite the Danish goalkeeper getting a strong hand onto the effort, he cannot keep it out and immediately appears frustrated with himself.
20' In what has been a fairly quiet opening 20 minutes, neither side has got going as of yet, barring Tielemans' early left-footed effort after two minutes.
19' Tielemans goes in search of Justin on the right but Godfrey comfortably heads away. Richarlison then looks set to launch a counter-attack before, rather sensibly, opting to play backwards and retain possession.
17' The resulting free-kick gets flicked behind for another Everton corner by Fofana and once the ball has been recycled, the Foxes earn a free-kick, courtesy of Holgate's needless attempts at an acrobatic finish, which he made no connection with.
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
15' Mendy receives the first booking of the game for cynically dragging down Allan in the middle of the park, after the Brazilian had escaped the Leicester man's initial pressure.
15' Referee Mason is quick to give a foul against Mendy for dragging down Allan in the middle of the pitch, which offers the visitors and Sigurdsson a chance to cross in from a decent position, wide on the right.
14' Allan plays Iwobi out on the right-hand side and the Everton winger earns the first corner of the game, via a deflection off of left-back Fuchs.
13' Maddison looks to set both Under and Vardy free over the top but his pass is well overhit and travels through to Olsen before a Leicester man can get anywhere near it.
11' Richarlison is furious as he throws his arms in the air towards Mason after Justin's tackle near the left-hand touchline. The Brazilian clearly thought he had won a free-kick for the visitors, but the referee had other ideas as he insisted for play to go on.
10' Leicester’s last Premier League game played on a Wednesday was also against Everton, and ended in a 1-2 defeat in July. They had been unbeaten in their seven previous such matches beforehand (W5 D2).
9' Maddison's first shot of the game comes as the English midfielder looks to shoot from just inside the right-hand side, 25 yards from goal. His effort looks set to challenge Olsen but Keane stands firm to block the shot before it can trouble Everton's goalkeeper.
8' Under leaves Godfrey in his tracks but, unfortunately for the Turk and the Foxes, he is then not quick enough to chase after his own first touch, as it rolls out for an Everton throw-in wide on the left.
6' Sigurdsson nearly has a chance inside the hosts' area, after Richarlison's cross gets deflected towards him, however, the Everton captain cannot quite manage to poke it towards Schmeichel's goal.
5' Despite being billed as a 4-1-4-1 in the build-up to this game, it is evident in the early stages that it is much more like a 4-2-3-1 formation for the Foxes, with Tielemans and Mendy holding behind the attacking trio of Barnes, Maddison and Under.
4' Under drifts out to the right-hand side but is then far too obvious when he shapes to shoot inside and Doucoure intervenes with relative ease to diffuse the attacking opportunity.
3' WIDE! Tielemans whistles the first chance of the game just wide of the left-hand post from outside the area, after Vardy's simple pass to tee the Belgian's low left-footed effort up.
2' Doucoure and Keane both play poor passes towards their own goal, which forces Olsen to clear long down the pitch under the pressure of Vardy.
1' Referee Lee Mason blows his whistle to get this Premier League fixture underway!
The players are making their way onto the King Power Stadium pitch and shortly kick-off will be upon us.
Everton’s manager has won all three of his meetings with Rodgers in all competitions, winning twice with Real Madrid in 2014/15 versus Liverpool in the Champions League and with the Toffees versus Leicester in the Premier League in July.
Carlo Ancelotti’s only alteration from their win against Chelsea sees Pickford drop to the bench, despite some impressive performances recently. Ancelotti’s goalkeeper rotation means Olsen starts for the first time since his debut, away at Newcastle, in November.
Brendan Rodgers opts for three changes to the starting eleven that dominated Brighton and Hove Albion. Barnes and Under replace Albrighton and Perez on the wings, while Mendy comes in for the suspended Jonny Evans. The introduction of Mendy allows Ndidi to move back and slot in alongside Fofana at centre-back.
SUBS: Jonjoe Kenny, Jordan Pickford, Cenk Tosun, Bernard, Anthony Gordon, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Robin Olsen; Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey; Abdoulaye Douceur, Allan, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Alex Iwobi.
SUBS: Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Luke Thomas.
LEICESTER CITY (4-1-4-1): Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Wilfred Ndidi, Wesley Fofana, Christian Fuchs; Nampalys Mendy; Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans, Cengiz Under, James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.
After strong starts to this campaign, just four points separate these two sides, who were both successful at the weekend. The hosts cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Seagulls, while Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park.
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