Carlo Ancelotti has warned Alex Iwobi and his Everton colleagues that they cannot afford to slip up in the race for the Champions League after a 2-0 win at Leicester.
Goals from Richarlison and Mason Holgate clinched victory at the King Power Stadium as the Toffees closed the gap to the top four.
They are fifth in the Premier League, just a point and a place behind the Foxes, after building on Saturday’s victory over Chelsea.
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Leicester had a late penalty overturned but organised Everton were always in control and boss Ancelotti knows they need to maintain their standards.
“We are where we want to be. If the season finishes today we will be satisfied,” Ancelotti said after the game.
“Unfortunately the season is so long and we have to keep fighting to stay in this position.
“We were able to repeat the same performance we did against Chelsea. We were solid defensively and when we had the opportunity we scored.
“We were well organised and it is an important result. We were comfortable defensively, they had more of the ball but they didn’t have opportunities to score.
“The back four are working well together, compact, solid and we don’t push a lot with the full-backs so it’s difficult for them to find us out of balance.
“It was not a penalty, Andre (Gomes) touched the ball, clearly.”
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