Everton won 2-1 against Leeds United in their Premier League meeting at Elland Road last night. Goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were enough to secure the three points for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, as the Toffees claimed another victory on the road to make it four away wins on the bounce.
Leeds were sliced open in the early minutes as Lucas Digne’s cross into their penalty area was met by Gylfi Sigurdsson, who sent Everton into the lead as early as in the 9th minute. Esgjan Alioski hit the post for Leeds from long distance, before Everton’s lead was doubled by their top goal scorer in the league.
Ben Godfrey met Sigurdsson’s inswinging corner at the near post and flicked it onto the back post, where Calvert-Lewin coolly converted for his 12th league goal of the season. The sides went down the tunnel at half time with Everton leading 2-0.
Raphinha helped Leeds right back into the game soon after the half time interval when he latched onto a Patrick Bamford pass in the box and showed clinical finishing ability to slot the ball into the far bottom corner.
Leeds United dominated possession and had the better chances throughout the game but were thwarted by Robin Olsen’s heroics for Everton, as the Swedish goalkeeper made a total of six crucial saves to earn the three points for Everton on the night.
The win proved to be a big one for Everton, who went sixth on the points table as West Ham also defeated Aston Villa. Marcelo Bielsa’s newly-promoted Leeds United stayed in 11th position, as they were unable to make it three wins in a row.
Everton will face Manchester United at Old Trafford for their next league outing, while Leeds United will welcome Crystal Palace at Elland Road.
Check out the highlights below –
Fantastic triple save from Robin Olsen
What a triple save from Robin Olsen! 🧤— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
Everton scraped three points at Elland Road and this sequence of stops was to thank! 👏 pic.twitter.com/8ywyH2Mi1f
Post-match interview: Carlo Ancelotti pleased with Everton’s reaction
"It doesn't matter who scored!"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was happy with his team's collective performance against Leeds and complimented the efforts of Robin Olsen and Dominic Calvert-Lewin 👏
🎙 @Becky_Ives_ pic.twitter.com/RSGPhHSA24
Post-match interview: Dominic Calvert-Lewin reacts after scoring the match-winner
"The ball hadn't quite been dropping for me these past few games, but I never stopped believing!"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was all smiles after ending his Premier League goal drought vs. Leeds and hopes to continue pushing for the top four 📈
🎙 @Becky_Ives_ pic.twitter.com/wgc070Z8Mb
Post-match interview: Marcelo Bielsa disappointed with the result
💬 Marcelo reflects on tonight's clash with Everton at Elland Road pic.twitter.com/ptLuGlbCFH— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 3, 2021
Post-match interview: Liam Cooper proud of the performance despite the loss
💬 "If we're gonna lose that's the way to do it, throwing everything at it and the boys did that tonight" pic.twitter.com/0WSCyolRUI— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 3, 2021