Fans of all the teams embroiled in the relegation fight, perhaps with the exception of Southampton, will no doubt be wrapped up in a whirlwind of emotions, with a cocktail of doubt, anxiety, trepidation, pessimism and optimism. This is especially true for those inside the King Power Stadium last night, as Leicester City and Everton battled out a pulsating stalemate, that but for a missed penalty, some incredible saves and some spurned, gilt-edged chances, could’ve gone either way.
Sean Dyche’s men came to the Midlands and blew the Foxes away for 15 minutes with wave after wave of attack, taking the lead through a Dominic Calvert-Lewin spot-kick on the quarter-hour, before Caglar Soyuncu’s effort squirmed underneath Jordan Pickford to equalise. Twelve minutes before the break Jamie Vardy’s stunning first touch set him up to round the Everton stopper to make it 2-1.
After Seamus Coleman was stretchered off with what looked like a leg break soon after, James Maddison spurned the chance to double the Foxes’ lead on the stroke of half time, having his tame penalty saved by Pickford who stood upright, after a blatant Michael Keane handball. Alex Iwobi notched the equaliser on 54 minutes with a crisp back post volley, and despite Leicester being in the ascendancy thereafter, it was Everton rued not taking their chances after looking more likely to score in the last fifteen minutes.
City are now outside of the relegation zone ahead of Nottingham Forest and Leeds on goal difference only, and here at Foxes of Leicester we’re outlining three things we learned from LCFC 2-2 Everton.