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Sigurdsson’s winner one of his best goals

Everton playmaker celebrated his 50th Premier League goal in style

Leicester City v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Gylfi Sigurdsson is hitting a purple patch with Marco Silva in charge at Everton, with now four goals in his last four games, after taking 31 games for his previous four for the Blues.

His 50th in the Premier League yesterday at Leicester City proved to be the winner as Everton came away with their first win on the road this season too. Sigurdsson’s strike late in the game was a delight to watch, right from the Cruyff-turn in the middle of the pitch to leave James Maddison for dead, followed by a sublime finish right into the far corner over the grasping fingertips of goalie Kasper Schmeichel.

“Our first away win this season, two victories on the bounce now and three very good points in what is a tough place to come to.

“They had 10 men and had a lot of players behind the ball. It was hard to break them down so as soon as I had the chance to score I thought, ‘Why not?’, and thankfully it hit the back of the net.

“It’s definitely up there [as one of my best goals]. It came at a very important time and was a really good goal that I’m very happy with.

“I’ve said it for the last few weeks that we didn’t feel like we were too far away from putting back-to-back results together. We felt like we were close to winning games and it’s nice to win two games on the bounce.”

In the first half Bernard had upstaged the Iceland international with his guile down the left, leaving Leicester defenders in his wake time and again. Sigurdsson complimented the Brazilian’s impact on the side.

“He’s a fantastic player. He’s got creativity and agility and two good feet, good vision and quality as we’ve seen so far.

“The team’s playing with more confidence and that helps me. We need to keep working hard and hopefully keep putting results together and climbing the table.”