Brazilian forward Richarlison and defender Mason Holgate propelled Everton to an impressive 2-0 win against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday.
AllNews understands that the victory was Everton's fourth in seven away games this season and following their home win over Chelsea at the weekend, the Merseysiders moved up to fifth in the table on 23 points.
Leicester City also squandered an opportunity to keep the pressure on in the title race as the win gave Liverpool who won 2-1 against Tottenham an edge.
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Richarlison fired Carlo Ancelotti's side ahead in the 21st minute, cutting in from the left before unleashing a low drive which Kasper Schmeichel saw late and failed to stop the ball from squeezing in the bottom corner.
Everton made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute when Schmeichel parried out a Michael Keane header from Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner and did superbly to push Dominic Calvert-Lewin's follow-up against the bar before Holgate pounced to poke home.
Textbook knee slide. ?#LEIEVE pic.twitter.com/X7tfxDA3t4— Everton (@Everton) December 16, 2020
Leicester was awarded a penalty when substitute Ayoze Perez went down under a challenge from Andre Gomes but the decision was overturned after the VAR review showed there was no contact from the Everton midfielder.
Both teams now turn attention to the weekend fixture as they tough opponents - Everton vs Arsenal and Tottenham vs Leicester City