Jamie Vardy Scores First Premier Goal of 2019 as Leicester beat Everton 1-0

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his sides first goal in January 1st. Photo by Terry Donnelly/REX/Shutterstock (10044524p)

Jamie Vardy scored the Premier League’s first goal of 2019 as Leicester beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on Tuesday.

In a low-quality match that displayed Everton’s poor form, Vardy took advantage of errors from Theo Walcott and teammate Ricardo Perreira to score the game’s first goal in the 58th minute.  Vardy celebrated in his usual somersault manner before resuming with the search for a second game.

The game ended 1-0, allowing Leicester to celebrate their third win in the last one month. The 2016 EPL champions beat Chelsea and Manchester City over the festive season, solidifying their position in the top half of the EPL table.

Everton have only won once in the last eight matches and were awful for the better part of Tuesday’s game. They only had one serious attempt at the goal, but made a little bit more effort in the first half compared to the second.

Coach Marco Silva described the game as “a stranger afternoon” and “disappointing.”

“It was a strange afternoon for us, the coach said. “It was a disappointing result and not a good performance. We wanted to give good feelings to our fans and we didn’t achieve that.”

Despite their poor performance, Everton are ranked 10th on the EPL table while Leicester moved up one position to rank seventh.