Everton vs Leicester final score: Richarlison grabs late point for Toffees

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Richarlison scored an equalizer deep into stoppage time against Leicester to keep Everton four points above the relegation zone.

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Frank Lampard’s side went behind early on to Harvey Barnes but Richarlison finally broke through late on to send Goodison Park wild.

The draw was a fair result overall, as Everton move on to 29 points, while Leicester have 41.

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Everton vs Leicester final score, stats

Everton 1-1 Leicester

Goals scored: Barnes 5′, Richarlison 93′

Shots: Everton 13, Leicester 11

Shots on target: Everton 3, Leicester 3

Possession: Everton 36, Leicester 64


Three things we learned from Everton vs Leicester

1. Foxes fail to take chances and can’t defend crosses: They missed the injured Jamie Vardy badly once again in attack as Leicester didn’t make the most of several great opportunities to wrap up the win. Their Achilles heel has been letting in goals from set piece situations and Everton were given several chances from similar situations but coughed them up. They scored the equalizer from a cross into the box and that is something Leicester just can’t seem to handle. Yes, they’ve had so many injuries to deal with at the back but Leicester have to improve defensively if they want to challenge the top six next season.

2. Richarlison finally broke through: He missed a huge chance in each half before he scored the late equalizer and the Brazilian never gave up. With Calvert-Lewin out injured, again, it was up to Richarlison to lead the line and at times it was like he was trying too hard to do it all. In the end his persistence paid off and Everton need him to be confident and calm in front of goal in the final weeks of the season.

3. Relegation battle remains tight: The Toffees kept the gap to Burnley (who occupy the final relegation spot) to four points and they need Southampton to do them a favor at Turf Moor on Thursday. Everton aren’t out of this battle yet but their last two displays have shown they’re up for the relegation scrap. That’s not something we could see a few weeks ago.

Man of the Match: Anthony Gordon – Never stopped running and at the heart of everything good for Everton. Maddison and Tielemans were very good for Leicester too.


Foxes fly out of the traps

Leicester took an early lead as Ricardo Pereira surged down the right and found James Maddison who crossed for Barnes to flick home.

Maddison then went close as Everton were pinned back early on.

Richarlison did get a sight of goal but got it all wrong from close range, while Demarai Gray’s shot was blocked.

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Leicester were happy enough to left Everton have the ball for large spells, as Brendan Rodgers’ men were dangerous on the break but Gray almost curled home an equalizer right on half time.

Toffees finally break through

In the second half Alex Iwobi couldn’t get an effort on target under pressure.

At the other end Pickford pushed away a drive by Maddison as Leicester looked comfortable enough.

Ademola Lookman somehow couldn’t convert at the back post as Leicester finished strongly.

Late on Richarlison flicked a header wide from a corner as he was completely unmarked, six yards out. Maddison then saw his deflected shot fly inches wide as Leicester thought they had held on for the win.

Then Richarlison popped up to scramble home an equalizer in the 93rd minute to send the home fans wild.