Leicester 1-2 Everton: Holgate pulls Toffees out of relegation zone

Leicester 1-2 Everton: Mason Holgate turns home a vital winner at the King Power to pull Frank Lampard’s side out of the Premier League drop zone above relegation rivals Burnley and Leeds

  • Everton claimed a precious 2-1 victory away at Leicester on Sunday afternoon
  • Patson Daka initially cancelled out Vitaliy Mykolenko’s opener for the Toffees 
  • But Mason Holgate then netted what proved the winner on the half-hour mark 
  • Frank Lampard’s men have moved above Burnley and Leeds out of the drop zone

Everton picked up a crucial 2-1 win away at Leicester on Sunday afternoon to lift themselves out of the dreaded Premier League relegation zone.

Vitaliy Mykolenko blasted Frank Lampard’s men in front at the King Power with a superb volley after six minutes, only for Patson Daka to draw the Foxes level five minutes later.

But on the half-hour mark Mason Holgate bundled home what proved the winner for Everton, lifting them out of the drop zone after relegation rivals Burnley and Leeds both suffered defeat over the weekend.

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Everton claimed a precious 2-1 victory away at Leicester to move out of the relegation zone

Vitaliy Mykolenko fired the Toffees in front with a superb long-range strike after six minutes

The Ukrainian ensured Frank Lampard’s men got off to the perfect start at the King Power

But it only took Patson Daka five minutes to convert past Jordan Pickford and equalise

Daka’s strike cancelled out the opener from Mykolenko inside the opening 12 minutes

That was before Mason Holgate turned home the eventual winner on the half-hour mark

It was a massive moment for Lampard, whose side have now moved out of the relegation zone

Holgate’s winner handed them a vital set of three points in their bid to avoid the dreaded drop

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