No Leicester fans, you’re not dreaming! The team finally managed to get an away win! It’s a miracle, or maybe poor away form doesn’t translate into the FA Cup, either way the Foxes came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park courtesy of an Ahmed Musa brace.
The team started the game in a 4-3-3 formation, with Demari Gray and Marc Albrighton supporting Leo Ulloa up top. This change looked to be a positive one as Leicester nearly took the lead in the 4th minute, as the ball was played to Gray, only for Chilwell to set a decoy run on the overlap, giving the winger the time and space needed to put in an excellent cross. The ball found Ulloa, but the strikers head flashed just past the post.
Gray continued to impress in the 24th minute, taking it wide past the last defender, before having a low angled shot pushed out for a corner.
Unfortunately, Everton also had their chances, with Leicester lucking out just before halftime after Valencia stood the ball up for Lukaku, only for his header to sail wide from close range. He followed that up with a 25 yard first time strike moments later, the effort flying just over the bar.
Both sides went into the break looking like they could win it, but it was Leicester who came out the stronger side in the opening exchanges of the second half, the best chance coming through Morgan, who managed to get his head on the end of a Gray corner, only for Robles to get down and save well.
Despite having the lion’s share of the chances, Leicester soon found themselves behind after Deulofeu put a ball across the box for Lukaku to slot home from a yard out to make it 1-0 to the home side in the 63rd minute.
But unlike earlier away games this season, the Foxes heads didn’t drop as they looked for an instant response. The response came moments later, courtesy of Musa, who turned a Gray cutback onto the post, but reacted quickly enough to slot it over the line and level the scoring.
Musa grabbed his second after playing a brilliant one-two with Danny Drinkwater on the edge of the area before slotting the ball into the corner of the net to make it 2-1 to the visitors in the 70th minute.
Everton didn’t offer much after that, despite plenty of late pressure and an abundance of corners. While that was going on we watched Bartosz Kapustka make his competitive debut for the club and nearly grab a goal in stoppage time. It was definitely nice to see that the youngster still exists and showing plenty of promise.
All in all, it’s an away win for the Foxes, and a definite confidence booster. And confidence is definitely something we’re going to need if we’re to get anything from next weekend’s tie at home to Chelsea.