Leicester City continued to improve in the Premier League, having beaten their hosts, Everton, by 2-0 in a match in match week 15 of the competition.
The visitors finished the first half leading 1-0 thanks to an impressive strike from the Belgian midfielder, Youri Tielemans.
Leicester continued their lead in the second half and were able to extend their advantage with a second goal through the English winger, Harvey Barnes, with just 4 minutes left.
Leicester moved up to 13th position with 14 points, having kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League matches; they had only kept four clean sheets in their first 27 in 2022 before this.
Everton moved down to 15th position, with 14 points after 14 games, with goal difference (-3).
England playmaker James Maddison produced a big performance in the match, earning the Man of the Match award.
Maddison had more shots than any player (8), more touches inside the opposition penalty area (12) and was directly involved in his team’ both goals by assisting them.
Among the English midfielders and wingers in the Premier League, and since August 2021, no player had goal involvement in the league more than Leicester’ play maker (30: 18 goals and 12 assists), surpassing players like Bukayo Saka (Arsenal: 27), Mason Mount (Chelsea: 25) Phil Foden (Manchester City: 23) and Raheem Sterling (Chelsea: 22).
Maddison is aiming to be with England squad in 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and after today victory, the player was asked about going to the World Cup: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t in my mind because the World Cup’s nearly here and that’s the pinnacle, that’s the dream.
“I always say the same answer and it becomes a bit cliché but if I focus on what I do for Leicester and my performances here hopefully that catches the eye of the England manager and hopefully I can force my way into his plans.
“It’s out of my control and I can just do what I did then for 90 minutes.”