Everton were saved by a late Richarlison goal against Leicester City as they continued their fight for the survival. However, Everton still sit just a place above the relegations spots. Though they have four point advantage over 18th placed Burnley, Lampard’s men need maximum points in the final run to keep up. Meanwhile, the draw left Leicester stagnant in the table as they occupy the 9th spot. The player ratings for Everton are here.
Leicester City would have opened the scoring right in the first minute, had it not been for Seamus Coleman. A crucial tackle from the captain denied Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from getting away his shot. But the Harvey Barnes was unstoppable four minutes later, who put Leicester in front. James Maddison’s cut-back was hassled in by Barnes after Kelechi Iheanacho miscued his shot.
Leicester were the only side who seemed would score in the second half as well. Jordan Pickford was forced into a save by Maddison, while Kasper Schmeichel denied Richarlison. But the Brazilian finally got his name on the score-sheet, equalizing for Everton in the injury time of the second half. Substitute Delle Ali scraped through a cross, which was somehow turned in by Richarlison. Here are the Everton player ratings.
Everton player ratings: Backline
Jordan Pickford- 6/10
Couldn’t have done much about the goal, but did stand firm making a couple of good saves.
Seamus Coleman- 8/10
A captain’s performance. Coleman tops our Everton player ratings after a solid display. On his toes throughout the 90, and a superb last-ditch tackle right in the first minute.
Yerry Mina- 6/10
Marked his come-back after a long lay-off with a decent performance. Aerial dominance as expected, and a shot on target as well.
Ben Godfrey- 6/10
A well disciplined performance from Godrey who kept Iheanacho at bay. A massive 9 clearances from the young center-back.
Vitaliy Mykolenko- 5/10
Was caught off-position helping Pereira with acres of space which led to Leicester’s goal. However, made amends later on.
Not a display according to the expectations. Allan was often caught between the lines as he failed to read the passes from Leicester midfielders.
Fabian Delph- 7/10
A big game from the veteran. Some real good passes, 6 long-balls, and won 100% of his duels contested. Crucial as his partner Allan was missing his touch.
Alex Iwobi- 6/10
Constantly looked to make things happen. Confident on the ball, but lacked precision in the final third.
Anthony Gordon- 8/10
Gordon deserves his highest ratings among any other Everton player. Seemed to enjoy his time on the ball, providing a huge 4 key-passes. One for the future.
Though the Brazilian scored the equalizer, his wastefulness may have just cost Everton three points. Missed two sitters which could have turned the game around for the Toffees.
Demarai Gray- 6/10
Good attacking intent. Everton used his flank to bombard Leicester with attacks. Moreover, his energy was commendable as well.
Delle Ali- 3/10
Came on for Allan in the 58th minute. Lampard brought Delle Ali on for infusing some pace in the Everton attack, but he had all the opposite effect on the game. Credit to him for the assist though which was adjudged to be Rondon’s since he touched the ball before Richarlison scored. Sad but he marks the lowest ratings among the Everton players.
Salomon Rondon- 5/10
Came on for Gray in the 66th minute. Rondon quickly imposed himself on the game, shifting Everton’s gears. Although he won almost all his duels and three ball recoveries as well.
Follow us on Twitter for regular football updates.