Jamie Vardy was in no hurry to leave the pitch. He shuffled slowly to the sidelines after being substituted, shaking hands with his team-mates before turning to applaud Leicester's exultant fans.
2019 had started in the best possible manner for Vardy, with a goal and a somersault for good measure, so who could blame for wanting to savour the moment? All around Goodison Park, however, Evertonians were in a hurry, darting for the exits after another wretched day.
Vardy's seventh goal of the season had proved decisive and completed what has been a hugely successful Christmas period for Claude Puel, who has masterminded wins over Chelsea and Manchester City to go with this flattening of Everton.