Leicester City rose out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Everton, due to a fantastic goal by midfielder Youri Tielemans.
While James Maddison enhanced his chances of joining Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad at Goodison Park, Dominic Calvert-season Lewin’s might be cut short due to injury.
Maddison, one of two number tens with the similarly brilliant Kieran Dewsbury-Hall, was crucial throughout. Despite being awarded credit for an assist, Tielemans’ ingenuity was solely responsible for the goal.
The Belgian international, who will be out of contract in the summer, is assured of traveling to Qatar barring any unforeseen circumstances.
He set up the third victory in four games, which was secured by Harvey Barnes’ late goal after another James Maddison assist, by flicking the ball up with his first touch and shooting a dipping 20-yard volley narrowly under the crossbar with his second. This was his second goal in three games.
With four losses in their last six games, Everton is still struggling to maintain consistency and has fallen behind the Foxes on goal differential, moving them up to within two points of the relegation zone.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester, abandoned the back five against Manchester City last weekend, giving Maddison and Dewsbury-Hall greater freedom, which was fruitful.
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