Manchester United failed to beat Aston Villa at home, while Arsenal were fortunate to draw at Norwich and Sheffield United maintained their unbeaten away record at Wolves. Southampton came from behind to leave Watford bottom of the Premier League and without a manager for the second time this season – but the second part of our weekend review kicks off in Leicester.
Leicester 2 Everton 1
Leicester City continued their fine run of form, as they came from behind to heap further misery on Everton and Marco Silva. The hosts looked most threatening once Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced midway through the second period, with the Foxes still trailing to Richarlison’s first-half header.
Ayoze Pérez, the man Iheanacho replaced just past the hour, had previously taken up positions just inside Everton left wing-back Lucas Digne, creating more central space for a burst forward from either Youri Tielemans or an underlapping Ricardo Pereira. But Pérez also moved further infield to become a second central forward around Jamie Vardy. Despite him taking up some very effective positions, Leicester lacked the quality and incisive movements to really threaten the Everton goal.