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Vardy Gets 8.5, Ndidi And Iheanacho With 8 | Leicester City Players Rated In Last-Gasp Win Vs Everton

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Leicester City faced off against Everton earlier this evening hoping to pick up maximum points at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes made a slow start to the game and conceded in the 23rd minute when Richarlison scored with his powerful header from close range. The East Midlands outfit responded positively but couldn’t find the equaliser in the first half.

Brendan Rodgers’ men kept the pressure on in the second half and finally levelled the scoreline in the 68th minute via Jamie Vardy’s goal. Kelechi Iheanacho won the game for the Foxes in injury-time when he found the back of the net after a powerful run into the Toffees penalty box. The contest finished with a 2-1 scoreline in favour of the home team.

Let’s take a look at how each Leicester player performed during the match against the Toffees.

GK: Kasper Schmeichel – 6/10

The Leicester keeper was largely untroubled during the match, but he did make a couple of decent stops to help his side pull off the win. However, he couldn’t do much about Richarlison’s headed goal in the first half.

RB: Ricardo Pereira – 7.5/10

Pereira’s driving runs caused all sorts of problems for the Toffees as they just couldn’t find a way to neutralise his threat. He was also the one who picked out Iheanacho with a terrific pass and the attacker expertly scored in injury-time to secure the victory.

CB: Jonny Evans – 6/10

The former Manchester United defender looked a bit average today as he struggled to track the late runs from Everton’s Richarlison. However, his performance was good enough to restrict the Toffees to just one goal.

CB: Caglar Söyüncü – 6/10

The Turkish centre-back failed to be a dominant presence inside his own box and had a few nervy moments at the back. Overall, he did enough to secure the win.

LB: Benjamin Chilwell – 6/10

He tried to con the referee into giving away a penalty with a blatant dive, but VAR caught him in the act. Chilwell found it difficult to create chances but did enough work defensively to pass the test.

CDM: Wilfred Ndidi – 8/10

He was brilliant while operating as the anchorman in midfield and made some crucial interceptions for his side. Ndidi was a commanding presence at the centre of the park and broke down quite a few of the Everton attacks.

RM: Ayoze Pérez – 5/10

The ex-Newcastle United playmaker struggled to influence the game and was substituted in the second-half following a lacklustre display down the right-wing.

CM: Youri Tielemans – 7/10

The Belgian midfield ace worked his socks off and was not afraid to have a few pops at goal. On another day, he could have got his name on the scoresheet.

CM: James Maddison – 7/10

The English prospect was always trying to create some opportunities for his side and looked like a player who would be able to open up the Everton defence. He went close to scoring with his shot in the second half, but the ball went straight at Jordan Pickford.

LM: Harvey Barnes – 6/10

He made a few energetic runs but couldn’t manage to deliver a killer pass in the final third.

ST: Jamie Vardy – 8.5/10

The English striker was Leicester’s hero yet again when he equalised in the 68th minute which gave his teammates the ideal platform to go on and snatch all three points.

Substitutes:

ST: Kelechi Iheanacho – 8/10

He was a real game-changer after coming off the bench as his pace caused a lot of problems for the Everton defenders. He made a great run and scored the winning goal in the dying embers of the encounter to bag maximum points for his team.

LM: Marc Albrighton – 6/10

The former Aston Villa winger linked up play well with others around him.

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