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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Richarlison (21')
  • Mason Holgate (72')

Richarlison sets Everton on way to 2-0 win at Leicester

Brazilian forward Richarlison and defender Mason Holgate scored as Everton earned an impressive 2-0 win at Leicester City in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Richarlison fired Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead in the 21st minute, cutting in from the left before unleashing a low drive which Kasper Schmeichel saw late and failed to stop squeezing in the bottom corner.

Everton made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute when Schmeichel parried out a Michael Keane header from Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner and did superbly to push Dominic Calvert-Lewin's follow-up against the bar before Holgate pounced to poke home.

Leicester were awarded a penalty when substitute Ayoze Perez went down under challenge from Andre Gomes but the decision was overturned after the VAR review showed there was no contact from the Everton midfielder.

The victory was Everton's fourth in seven away games this season and following their home win over Chelsea at the weekend, the Merseysiders moved up to fifth in the table on 23 points.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 25 +35 59
2 Manchester United 25 +21 49
3 Leicester City 25 +17 49
4 West Ham United 25 +10 45
5 Chelsea 25 +16 43
6 Liverpool 25 +11 40
7 Everton 24 +4 40
8 Aston Villa 23 +11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur 24 +10 36
10 Leeds United 25 0 35
11 Arsenal 25 +5 34
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 -6 33
13 Crystal Palace 25 -14 32
14 Southampton 25 -12 30
15 Burnley 25 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 -6 26
17 Newcastle United 25 -17 25
18 Fulham 25 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 -36 14
20 Sheffield United 25 -26 11