Everton maintained his post-restart quest for a place in the Europa League next season with an impressive victory over Leicester at Goodison Park.
After the Premier League started again two weeks ago, the Blues are undefeated, with a second consecutive victory coming in the first quarter of the season, courtesy of two goals in quick succession.
Richarlison struck from close up before a debatable penalty was scored by Gylfi Sigurdsson, awarded to Wilfred Ndidi after a lengthy handball analysis by VAR.
At the start of the second half, Leicester rallied and pulled back a rather fortuitous goal when Mason Holgate ‘s attempted clearance flew off the substitute Kelechi Iheanacho ‘s face into the net.
But they have not been able to make the most of the greater share of possession and chances of achieving parity.
It’s another blow to the Foxes, who lost the FA Cup at the hands of Chelsea at the weekend and now faces a difficult struggle to hang on to their top-four place in the table.
The door to Manchester United and Wolves has been opened by two points from their last three games, all just three points behind Leicester and in much better form.
Everton looks up at the table, however, leaving them one point behind eighth-place Tottenham with this victory — a position that may be good enough to guarantee next season a European slot.
Not all was well for Everton who suffered a potentially debilitating injury blow in the second half after Ndidi ‘s challenge as Richarlison limped out of the field.