Everton: Theo Walcott Scores First Goals For Toffees In 2-1 Win Over Leicester At Goodison (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

31st, January 2018

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Theo Walcott scored a brace as Everton held on to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Claude Puel’s visiting side were without Riyad Mahrez, despite his much-discussed move to Manchester City falling through, and the Foxes struggled in the first-half in particular.

Part of an attacking clear-out at Arsenal, the £20m Walcott looks to be settling rather nicely on Merseyside.

After providing an assist in his first appearance for the Toffees against West Brom at the weekend, the 28-year-old opened the scoring against Leicester on 25 minutes, via a close-range finish from a Gylfi Sigurdsson pass.

Walcott then put the hosts 2-0 up before the break, this time via a volleyed effort.

In the second period, the Foxes got a goal back, with Jamie Vardy converting a spot-kick after Wayne Rooney fouled Wilfred Ndidi in the box.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser but the game would in a precious win for the Toffees.

That win was Sam Allardyce’s 389th as a managed in English club football, coming in his 1000th game, and the Everton boss is sure to be pleased with the start made by Walcott.

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The Toffees also welcomed back full-back Seamus Coleman, with the Irishman making his first appearance in 10 months since suffering a double leg-break against Wales.

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Indeed, it was an evening of good news for the Merseysiders while for Leicester, it was first defeat of 2018.

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Scoring goals are his forte. Theo is doing justice to his potential.

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