Leicester City v Everton, 29 October 2017

Score2-0 to Leicester City
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance31,891
Kick-off: 4.00pm 41 goals had now been scored in the last 11 league and cup meetings.

Goals:

Jamie Vardy 18 G
Demarai Gray 29 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender/Right back Danny Simpson
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Midfielder Vicente Iborra
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Ashley Williams
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Midfielder Jonjoe Kenny
Defender/Left back Leighton Baines
Midfielder Tom Davies
Midfielder Idrissa Guèye
Midfielder Aaron Lennon
Midfielder/Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Midfielder/Forward Kevin Mirallas
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

Shinji Okazaki for Riyad Mahrez 75
Marc Albrighton for Ben Chilwell 83
Kelechi Iheanacho for Jamie Vardy 90

Substitutions:

Beni Baningime for Aaron Lennon 46
Oumar Niasse for Kevin Mirallas 46
Gylfi Sigurdsson for Wayne Rooney 74

Cards:

Cards:

Tom Davies 20 Y
Idrissa Guèye 65 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer
Defender/Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Andy King
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Islam Slimani

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joel Robles
Defender/Midfielder Mason Holgate
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Beni Baningime
Midfielder/Forward Gylfi Sigurdsson
Forward Ademola Lookman
Forward Oumar Niasse

Comments:

League position: 11th This was new manager Claude Puel's first game in charge. Jamie Vardy also scored the first goal in the Premier League during the reign of the two previous City managers, Claudio Ranieri and Craig Shakespeare. The Foxes had now scored in each of their last 17 home games in league and cup. They had now kept three clean sheets in their last 13 games in the Premier League. Leicester City manager Claude Puel said: “I was impressed with my players. It was a very good first-half and there were good combinations between the players for the first goal. It was more difficult in the second-half because Everton are good. But I saw a team with a good attitude and good structure and solidarity. I want to say thanks to our fantastic fans for their warm welcome. It was a day that was perfect but it’s just the beginning I hope of something.”

Comments:

League position: 18th Everton had now completed a run of 13 consecutive away games in the Premier League without a win for the first time since March 2002. The Toffees had now conceded 20 goals in their first ten games of a Premier League season for the first time since 1994-95 (22). They had now lost all 25 games in the Premier League when they have trailed 0-2 at half-time since a 2-2 draw on 13 April 2002 against Leicester City. That Everton team included their current caretaker manager David Unsworth. Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth said: "The positivity and the way we wanted to play was there for all to see in the second-half. But we gave them a two goal start and in the first-half we didn't perform. Formations and tactics can go out the window if you don't play on the front foot and I want us to play on the front foot. For some reason we didn't. We changed it around and got two strikers on and played with a diamond and our performance was much better in the second-half. For whatever reason it didn't work so you've got to be reactive and show the players that you’re on the front foot."