Theo Walcott scored twice in his second appearance for Everton as they beat Leicester City 2-1 at home on Wednesday to move further clear of English Premier League relegation danger.
Walcott, who joined Everton from Arsenal for about 20 million pounds in the current transfer window, converted Gylfi Sigurdsson’s low cross from close range after 26 minutes.
He then volleyed home before half-time to double the lead.
Jamie Vardy reduced the arrears from the penalty kick spot deep into the second half.
This was after the referee spotted a Wayne Rooney foul on Wilfred Ndidi to set up a nervy finale for the hosts in which Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho twice hit the woodwork.
Everton, who flirted with relegation danger earlier in the season, are ninth in the table, while Leicester are three points above Sam Allardyce’s side in seventh.