Match report as Everton and Leicester play out a 1-1 draw; James Rodriguez’s stunning strike gave hosts the lead; Jordan Pickford’s error gifted Youri Tielemans a second-half equaliser; point means Everton are two points off fourth; Leicester stay third, two points behind leaders Man City
Wednesday 27 January 2021 22:16, UK
Jordan Pickford’s error gifted Leicester a 1-1 draw at Everton as both missed out on opportunities to climb the Premier League table.
James Rodriguez’s superb strike (30) gave the hosts the lead after Leicester, who were without the injured Jamie Vardy, had dominated the majority of the first half.
Everton sat back on their lead in the second half, but Leicester eventually got reward for their dominance as Pickford allowed Youri Tielemans’ shot to slip through his grasp for the equaliser.
Both sides had opportunities to win the game late on as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Maddison missed chances to seal all three points in front of the watching England boss Gareth Southgate, but in the end the two sides had to settle for a point.
The draw leaves Everton, who missed the chance to go above rivals Liverpool ahead of their game with Tottenham on Thursday, two points off the top four with two games in hand. Meanwhile, Leicester missed out on going second and level on points with leaders Man City after the draw at Goodison Park.
- How the teams lined up | Match stats
- Premier League table | Premier League top scorers
- Premier League fixtures | Premier League results
Everton face Newcastle at Goodison Park on Saturday in the Premier League; kick-off 12.30pm.
Meanwhile, Leicester host Leeds United on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 1pm; kick-off 2pm.
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