Claude Puel has winning start as Leicester pile further misery on Everton

The Claude Puel era is up and running at Leicester City and any dissenting voices about the Frenchman’s appointment will soon be silenced if this proves to be a sign of things to come. Inspired by the outstanding Demarai Gray, Leicester attacked with pace and penetration, with the wonderful breakaway goal that Jamie Vardy converted to set them on their way to victory arguably the best possible riposte to any concerns about Puel’s playing style.

It was counterattacking football at its very best and featured a splendid darting run from Gray, who produced the sort of performance that will leave many wondering why the winger never featured more often under Craig Shakespeare and Claudio Ranieri. Gray was the best player on the pitch by a distance and was also credited with the second goal – rather dubiously – after Jonjoe Kenny sliced the England Under-21 international’s cross into his own net.

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