October 6, 2018 / 4:31 PM / 12 days ago

Sigurdsson's dazzling 50th goal sinks 10-man Leicester

(Reuters) - Gylfi Sigurdsson struck a glorious 77th- minute winner to earn Everton a 2-1 win at 10-man Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Everton - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - October 6, 2018 Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson in action with Leicester City's Wes Morgan and Nampalys Mendy Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

The Icelander skilfully turned James Maddison before curling a long-distance effort past Kasper Schmeichel — his 50th Premier League goal — to end Leicester’s fading resistance after they had lost captain Wes Morgan to two yellow cards.

Everton took the lead deservedly after seven minutes with a brilliant goal made in Brazil as Bernard produced dazzling skill on the counter-attack to set up Richarlison.

Ricardo Pereira, on his 25th birthday, opened his account for Leicester in the 40th minute with a superb individual equaliser but Morgan’s 63rd-minute dismissal — both yellows were for fouls on Richarlison — ended their ambitions.

Reporting by Ian Chadband, editing by Ed Osmond

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