Jonny Evans

Evans: We Performed Tremendously

Leicester City’s winning run of nine victories in all competitions has been forged by an incentive to recover from a defeat they suffered back in October, according to centre-back Jonny Evans.
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- Goalscorer Jonny Evans says Leicester City had to battle against Aston Villa on Sunday
- Brendan Rodgers’ side won 4-1 at Villa Park in the Premier League
- Evans was on target with a fine header in the second period

Since City’s late 2-1 defeat by leaders Liverpool on 5 October, they have won all nine of their fixtures, which has included a Club record-breaking run of eight Premier League wins on the spin.

Northern Ireland international Evans, who scored a brilliant header in Sunday’s 4-1 win at Aston Villa, believes his side’s determination to be successful has resulted in them becoming the most in-form side in England’s top tier.

Evans told LCFC TV: “I thought we played really well today. We had to ride it out, it was quite a difficult start to the game. The weather was coming down, [there was] wind [and] rain. 

“It was a bit of a battle, a scrappy game, it was probably difficult for the referee, but, I thought once we settled into it and we had some great opportunities on the break and even the first goal on the break, the second one was a great team goal, passing the ball through the lines and a good finish by Kel (Kelechi Iheanacho).

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“I think the last game we lost was Liverpool and we were really, really gutted that day [with] the way it ended at the end of the game.

“I think it gave us a real incentive to come back after that. I think it was just after the international break, so we came back, and we’ve performed tremendously since then.”

Evans nodded in James Maddison’s floated corner just four minutes into the second half to prevent Aston Villa from potentially levelling matters, and he revealed at the full-time whistle that it is a set-play that has been perfected up at Belvoir Drive.

There was pace on the ball and I knew I didn’t really have to put much into it, so just sort of guided it back across the goal and like I say, thankfully it went in the top corner.

Jonny Evans LCFC TV

“We’ve sort of worked on that in training, just me getting back, spinning to the back post Madders’ (James Maddison) going to drill one,” he added.

“To be fair he’s put it on a plate with a fantastic ball and I just had to try and get a good connection on it and thankfully it went in the top corner.

“I was just trying to think ‘get a good contact’. There was pace on the ball and I knew I didn’t really have to put much into it, so just sort of guided it back across the goal and like I say, thankfully it went in the top corner.”

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