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Everton exited the relegation zone with a tough win over Leicester


Leicester v England: Everton exited the English Premier League relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Leicester City thanks to goals from defenders Vitaly Mikolenko and Mason Holgate at King Power Stadium on Sunday. Frank Lampard’s side took two strides to become 16th with 35 points, one point behind the relegation zone, while Leeds fell to 18th after losing 2-1 to Arsenal again today. Watford and Norwich City were confirmed relegated in second division in precedence. This is only Everton’s second away win in championship in this season, after also beating Brighton & Hove Albion in August. “It’s all about team performance,” said Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The 2-1 in away gives me a good feeling because we weren’t winning in away from a long time. “It all depends on the commitment, the behavior of the players and the team spirit. This is what makes us overcome the difficulties.” Holgate continued to bounce, scoring the winning goal for the visiting team in the first time after Leicester striker Patson Dhaka nullified Everton’s lead with Mikolenko’s goal. Holgate scored the deciding goal from close range after Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel parried Richarlison’s header on football Earlier, Everton advanced with Mikolenko’s massive shot from the edge of thearea after six minutes, then Dhaka equalized after five minutes, having left the goal alone after a fatal defensive mistake. Everton struggled in the second half to maintain their lead and goalkeeper Pickford saved three dangerous chances, including a Nambales Mendy shot, as well as two attempts by substitute Harvey Barnes. Everton have four games left in this season, one in more than its rivals in the struggle to escape relegation. Everton will play at Watford next Wednesday. (Reuters)


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