Everton win 2-1 at Leicester thanks to Sigurdsson stunner

October 6, 2018
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Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his side's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton, at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson produced a contender for English Premier League goal of the season to help Everton beat 10-man Leiceser 2-1 on Saturday.

Sigurdsson collected Idrissa Gueye’s pass before a quick turn away from Leicester’s James Maddison allowed him to take a touch and unleash a bullet from 25 yards into the top corner of the net.

Everton also scored the first goal at King Power Stadium. Brazil forward Richarlison got it after Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel failed to deal with a cross in the eighth minute.

The home team leveled five minutes before the break when Kelechi Iheanacho led a lightning counterattack and Ricardo Pereira burst down the right before cutting inside to beat goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Everton took control after Wes Morgan’s second-half dismissal. The Leicester captain, who was booked for a foul on Richarlison in the opening period, received a red card following a challenge from behind on the same player in the 63rd.

It was Morgan’s second sending-off this season.


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