English Premiership

What they said: Leicester City v Everton

2014-08-18 11:58
Roberto Martinez (AFP)
Cape Town - English Premiership newcomers Leicester City twice came from behind to hold Everton to a draw in their opening day fixture,

Read: Leicester City v Everton match report

Roberto Martinez was delighted with the performances of South African Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines during his side's 2-2 draw at Leicester City.

Martinez told evertontv: “There were moments when the two combined extremely well."

"The two found each other in good spaces and when they do that they bring a completely different dimension to our attacking play.

"The goal came from a good move down the left-hand side. There were another couple of moments where we couldn’t take advantage of that good football that we played between Leighton and Steven." said the Spanish manager.

Nigel Pearson hailed the contributions of goal-scoring duo Leonardo Ulloa and Chris Wood as the English Premiership newcomers gained a vital point at home.

Speaking to LCFC.com, Foxes boss Pearson said: “I think for Leo coming with the talk about how much he’s cost, he’s valued very much among the group of players. I’m very pleased for him to get off the mark. 

“For Woody (Chris Wood) on the back of a week with the amount of speculation surrounding his own personal situation it speaks volumes for the lad that he can come on and having one chance took it very, very well. 

“All in all it’s been a good day for both of those two but you keep it in context, it’s about what we’ve done as a team and I think we thoroughly deserved to get something out the game today.” said Pearson.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.