Everton ultimately had no one to blame but themselves. They missed multiple opportunities to score, turned over the ball too easily to an aggressive Leicester City side and in the end came close but lost 3-2.
While there may be some murmurs of discontent at the refereeing decisions that handed the Foxes two penalties and a third goal off a handball, Leicester are top of the Premier League because they are an opportunistic side and they showed that today to full effect.
Roberto Martinez will be hopeful that captain Phil Jagielka can return to the side for the busy festive period as today Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori was badly exposed. While Tom Cleverley provides the team with an attackign thrust, James McCarthy is sorely missed with how well he closes the midfield down for opponents.
At the end of the day, Leicester probably did enough to win the game, playing like they have all season. Everton meanwhile are looking more like they will replicate their mid-table finish last season, and less like the team that qualified for the Europa League the year before.
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