COMMENT By Matt Bullin
Everton got back to winning ways on Sunday as they beat Leicester 4-2 in an entertaining game at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
Tom Davies scored early for the Toffees, before Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton netted to give Leicester to lead.
Romelu Lukaku and Phil Jagielka then struck back for Everton as they both headed home to hand their side a 3-2 lead at half time.
Lukaku then added a fourth in the second period as Everton wrapped up the win and all three points.
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The Toffees 26-yer-old Spaniard could not do much about Slimani’s goal, but he was woeful for Leicester’s second. Albrighton’s goal came from a direct free-kick, but it was not a shot, it was an over hit cross which Robles should have claimed comfortably – but he misjudged it and allowed it to loop in.
He made a decent stop towards the end of the match as the Foxes pressured, but overall he looked nervous claiming crosses and his distribution was average at best.
Everton’s 32-year-old left-back is normally among their best performers, but against Leicester he struggled. He was caught well out of position for Slimani’s goal, as the Algerian was left in acres of space to slot home after a quick break.
Baines found it tough against Albrighton too, and the pair had an ongoing battle throughout the match, which the left-back ultimately won – but for a player of his class it will be a worry that he did not deal with Albrighton’s threat more easily.
He also looked poor going forward, usually his strength, but Baines’ crossing radar looked off. The 30 time England International has only scored once since the turn of the year, and has not provided an assist since December.
The 23-year-old did provide an assist for Lukaku’s first goal, and he showed flashes of brilliance in the first half. But he failed to live up to his hype once again.
He let a huge chance go missing towards the end of the first half as he failed to round Kasper Schmeichel, after being put through with just the keeper to beat.
In the second half he was anonymous as the game closed up and space became difficult to find. He has only scored once in 2017.
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