Vardy pushes Leicester City past Everton
- First PL match of 2019
- Everton out shoots Foxes 17-8
- Keane error lets Vardy score
- One win in eight for Everton
Jamie Vardy’s second half goal was all Leicester City needed to move past Everton and into seventh place with a 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Tuesday.
Marco Silva’s seat will be feeling hotter with Everton a possibility to finish the match day in the bottom half of the table. The Toffees have 27 points.
Leicester has 31 points, four back of sixth place Manchester United.
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After a sleepy 45 minutes highlighted by Jonjoe Kenny striking the bar for Everton, the second half at least provided a goal.
A Michael Keane mistake gave the ball away to Ricardo Pereira deep in Everton territory, and Pereira quickly found Jamie Vardy.
Vardy did what he tends to do when given a terrific chance, beating Sergio Rico and celebrating the first Premier League goal of 2019 with an acrobatic celebration.
Keane’s rough day could’ve gotten worse if referee Martin Atkinson had a quick whistle, but was rightly let off the hook when a Leicester header struck his arm later in the frame.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
22 - Jamie Vardy has scored 22 Premier League goals for Leicester City under Claude Puel - double the number of any other Foxes player in that time. Somersaults.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 1, 2019
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