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Johnson helps Leicester close gap on Everton

8 Jan 2019
Darnell Johnson, Leicester

Defender's goal earns 1-0 win over leaders to send Foxes within one point

Darnell Johnson scored the only goal as Leicester City overcame leaders Everton to move to within a point of their opponents at the top of Division 1.

The defender struck in the 32nd minute at Holmes Park when he met Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s corner.

Everton laid siege to Leicester’s goal in the final 10 minutes but Viktor Johansson saved from Bassala Sambou and Josh Bowler and then thwarted Fraser Hornby with his feet with a minute remaining to ensure Leicester sealed their third PL2 victory in a row.

Leicester go second with 24 points, one David Unsworth’s side.

See: Leicester report | Everton report

Monday's PL2 D1 results 

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