The last time that Brendan Rodgers and Ancelotti met, the former was still the manager of Liverpool, and the latter was in charge of Real Madrid. It was in the Champions League group stage where Los Blancos came out on top of the Merseyside club. The scenario may have changed with Rodgers in charge of the better team at the moment, but the result has remained the same.
Everton had the last laugh tonight after defeating Leicester 2-1. Richarlison scored the first goal of the match in the tenth minute, while Sigurðsson converted from a spot-kick just six minutes later. Leicester played some of the best football in the league in the second half but were unable to score more than once. With this win, whereas Everton’s European dreams remain intact, Leicester are slowly looking far off from form required to secure the Champions League spot.
Everton Players Rated In Their Win Against Leicester City
Jordan Pickford- 7
The goalkeeper made an important save in the second half, although his miscommunication could have cost his team two points tonight.
Séamus Coleman- 7.5
Was rock solid at the defence for his side. Leicester could have had the equaliser if not for his valiant efforts at the back.
Michael Keane- 7.5
His contribution to the team’s win is immense. Had a shaky moment which could have resulted in an own goal, but overall solid defensively.
Mason Holgate- 8
The defender stood like a wall in front of the Leicester attack and denied the visitors of some clear chances.
Lucas Digne- 7
Had a vital role to play in the first goal for the side after he combined well with Gordon down the left flank. Was tidy in the defence.
Alex Iwobi- 6.5
His industrious nature meant that he ran the length of the pitch to trouble the visitors; however, his end product was missing tonight.
André Gomes- 5
Sort of crumbled under the Leicester pressure in the second period by giving away possession cheaply a few times.
The penalty was one of the coolest spot-kicks we could see. Brought his years of experience into the field to grind out a win against a superior team.
Anthony Gordon- 7
The youngster did remarkably after providing a low cross, which resulted in the first goal for his side. Always kept the Leicester defenders at bay with his energetic runs across the channels.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin- 7.5
The forward timed his runs to perfection on several occasions and on a more fortunate night could have had his name on the scoresheet.
Scored the all-important first goal for the side. Was full of enthusiasm to break the Leicester defence and his effort was there for all to see.
Yerry Mina- 7
Did decently to neutralise the Leicester pressure and the manager would be happy with his display tonight.
Stayed on the field for too short a period to make an assessment.
Tom Davies- 6
Did well to retain possession for his side at the closing stages of the match.