New manager, new hope at Leicester
THE FUTURE suddenly looks much brighter for former Premier League champions Leicester City.
Jamie Vardy gave Claude Puel the perfect start to his Leicester City reign as Leicester returned to their counter-attacking best and brushed aside managerless Everton 2-0.
Despite a poor start to the season that cost Craig Shakespeare his job, Leicester's third win of the campaign lifts them to the relative safety of 11th in the table while Everton, who parted company with Ronald Koeman last week, are mired in the relegation zone.
The home side took the lead in the 18th minute when Riyad Mahrez crossed from the right for Vardy to shoot into the roof of the net.
The rampant hosts were 2-0 up 11 minutes later when Jonjoe Kenny sliced Gray's effort from the left into the far corner of his own net past the helpless Jordan Pickford.
The away team enjoyed the bulk of the possession as the game wore on and Unsworth brought on Gylfi Sigurdsson for Wayne Rooney with just over a quarter of an hour still to play, but it was Leicester who were again the more threatening side in the closing stages.
Earlier, Brighton and Hove Albion recovered from conceding an early goal to draw 11 with Southampton in a dull clash of southcoast rivals, a result that leaves both clubs in mid-table.
Southampton took the lead in the seventh minute when Steven Davis pounced after a brilliant free-kick from James Ward-Prowse came back off the woodwork.
Newly-promoted Brighton levelled shortly after the break when Glenn Murray headed in a Pascal Gross cross from the right at the back post.