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Everton end one worrying streak at exactly the right time with win vs Leicester City

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 17:24, 8 May 2022

Everton strengthened their bid to stave off demotion from English football’s top division after picking up a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Frank Lampard’s relegation-threatened men went ahead through Vitalii Mykolenko before Patson Daka equalised for the hosts. However, they would retake the lead, Mason Holgate ultimately netted the winner on the half-hour mark, which proved to be his second Premier League goal in five matches, one more than he managed across his other 109 top-flight appearances.

It couldn’t have come at a better time with their relegation rivals all losing this weekend. In fact, of the bottom seven teams Everton were the only side to register a win, this also happened to be the club’s second on the bounce. A feat they’ve not been able to produce since August-September 2021, to put that in some perspective their previous two wins before the victory over Chelsea came across a spell of 10 matches which included seven losses.


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Even more noteworthy was the location of this success; before today Everton had failed to win in 15 consecutive away games since leaving Brighton with all three points back in August which just so happened to be the club’s third game of the season. By returning home with all the spoils Everton also ended a seven-game losing streak on the road.

Momentum is on the Toffees side. Everton now sit one point above the drop zone but have Burnley sandwiched between them and Leeds who occupy that final relegation spot. Lampard, though, knows their work is far from done.

“They all are [emotional games] at the moment; there’s so much on the games. We’re fighting together,” he told Sky Sports.

“It was a tough game and a tough opponent but we deserved it. We created chances, rode our luck at times. It’s important to enjoy these moments but there’s a lot of work to do.”

Next up for Everton are meetings against Watford (away), Brentford (home), Crystal Palace (home) and Arsenal (away) – two wins from these matches could be enough for them to maintain their coveted Premier League status.

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