Everton boss Ancelotti calls on his players to 'keep fighting'
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti calls on his players to ‘keep fighting’ in pursuit of top four place in the Premier League after clinical victory over Leicester
- Everton are fifth in the Premier League, just a point behind the Foxes after win
- Richarlison gave Everton the lead after cutting in from the left and rifling home
- Everton then doubled their advantage in 72nd minute through Mason Holgate
- Leicester 0-2 Everton: Toffees jump to a point behind Foxes in fourth after win
Carlo Ancelotti warned Everton that they cannot afford to slip up in the race for the Champions League after a clinical 2-0 win at Leicester.
Goals from Richarlison and Mason Holgate clinched victory at the King Power Stadium as the Toffees closed the gap to the top four.
They are fifth in the Premier League, just a point and a place behind the Foxes, after building on Saturday’s victory over Chelsea.
Richarlison gave Everton the perfect start against Leicester at the King Power Stadium
Leicester had a late penalty overturned but organised Everton were always in control and boss Ancelotti knows they need to maintain their standards.
‘We are where we want to be. If the season finishes today we will be satisfied,’ said the Italian, who lost Allan to a hamstring injury in the first half.
‘Unfortunately the season is so long and we have to keep fighting to stay in this position.
Richarlison fired home into the bottom corner through a host of Leicester players
‘We were able to repeat the same performance we did against Chelsea. We were solid defensively and when we had the opportunity we scored.
‘We were well organised and it is an important result. We were comfortable defensively, they had more of the ball but they didn’t have opportunities to score.
‘The back four are working well together, compact, solid and we don’t push a lot with the full-backs so it’s difficult for them to find us out of balance.
‘It was not a penalty, Andre (Gomes) touched the ball, clearly.’
Defender Mason Holgate slotted home the second goal from close range against Leicester
Carlo Ancelotti has warned they cannot afford to slip up in the race for the Champions League
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