Everton beat defending Premier League champions Leicester City 2-0 yesterday with Belgians Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku netting the goals.
The Blues were quite awful in the first half as they struggled to get the ball out of their own half. For all the possession that Leicester had though, they were unable to convert it into anything meaningful.
Early in the second half, Everton out-Leicestered their hosts, relying on a clearance from Joel Robles that got to Kevin Mirallas who then capitalized on confusion between the two centerbacks to slot home the opener.
Everton then sat back and absorbed all the pressure that the home side threw at them. Apart from one free header, there was little else the Foxes got right in Everton’s defensive third.
Some hard running from another clearance in the box by Ross Barkley got Lukaku free, and he turned the two hapless centerbacks again to finish off the game late.
By no means are Everton the finished article, but it does look like manager Ronald Koeman is slowly learning about his players and developing an identity for this side.