Everton 2-1 Leicester City

Match summary

31 Jan 2018
Everton 2-1 Leicester City

Theo Walcott scored twice as Everton returned to winning ways with victory over Leicester City.

Leicester almost took the lead when Wilfred Ndidi's header hit the crossbar.

But Everton were in front on 25 minutes, Gylfi Sigurdsson setting up Walcott for his first Everton goal.

Walcott added Everton's second on 39 minutes with a close-range finish from Michael Keane's knock-down.

Leicester replied on 71 minutes when Jamie Vardy converted a penalty after Ndidi had been fouled by Wayne Rooney.

Kelechi Iheanacho hit the post late on and Walcott's shot was cleared off the line as Everton ended their six-match winless run.

Everton are ninth, three points behind Leicester, whose first defeat of 2018 drops them to eighth.

See: Everton report | Leicester City report

Next fixtures

Everton: 3 Feb v Arsenal (A)
Leicester: 3 Feb v Swansea (H)

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