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Everton’s banter season continues but was Jonjoe Kenny’s mistake an own goal or not?

The 20-year-old defender inadvertently sliced an attempted clearance past Jordan Pickford away to Leicester

When it rains, it pours.

And right now there is a biblical downpour falling from the dark cloud over Everton.

The Toffees’ disappointing season continued at the King Power this afternoon as Leicester strolled to a relatively comfortable 2-0 win.

Vintage Vardy

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Vintage Vardy

Claude Puel’s reign got off to the perfect start when Jamie Vardy finished off a devastating counterattack in the 18th minute.

The Foxes then doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark when Jonjoe Kenny inadvertently sliced an attempted clearance past Jordan Pickford.

The 20-year-old defender misjudged his kick and the minimal contact he made was enough to guide the ball just inside the far post.

Demarai Gray delivered the cross

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Demarai Gray delivered the cross

Kenny seemed to have the situation under control at the near post

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Kenny seemed to have the situation under control at the near post

But the ball brushed the outside of his boot

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But the ball brushed the outside of his boot

Kenny and Pickford could only watch the ball cross the line

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Kenny and Pickford could only watch the ball cross the line

Nightmare

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Nightmare

Nobody likes to see a young player make such a high-profile mistake.

The Premier League took mercy Kenny by crediting the goal to Gray — evidently believing his cross would have nestled in the far corner without intervention.

Whatever the case, the overarching issue is that David Unsworth is experiencing the same difficulties as Ronald Koeman when it comes to motivating a flat Everton squad.

Tough times for the Toffees.

Contrasting emotions

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Contrasting emotions

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