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S. Coleman
D. Calvert-Lewin
Y. Tielemans
H. Barnes
1 - 1
J. Rodríguez
Yellow Card
J. Justin
Yellow Card
J. Rodríguez
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 298 573
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While a draw is not what Everton will have wanted at the start of the second half, they know they have two games in hand on Leicester and can close the gap later in the season. The good news for the Foxes is that they looked dangerous in the second half, even without Vardy. If they can use Barnes wisely, his pace will cause problems until Vardy is fit enough to return. The Foxes will also be buoyed by the news that Manchester United lost to Sheffield United, meaning they are still firmly in the title race.
The points are shared in a thrilling contest at Goodison Park as Leicester remain third in the Premier League table after grabbing a second-half goal. Everton took the lead through playmaker Rodriguez, with his right-footed effort crashing off the post before beating Pickford. Leicester turned the game in their favour in the second half, and after a barrage of attacks, Tielemans fired home under the body of Pickford. Calvert-Lewin, Justin, Richarlison and Gomes all had chances to grab the winner in the closing stages, but it ends 1-1.
90' + 3' CHANCE!!! The corner fell to Gomes at the far post, and all he had to do was bring it under control and shoot, and the game was Everton's, his touch is hefty, and Leicester clear the danger.
90' + 2' Everton win a corner and this could be the last chance of the game...
90' Three minutes of stoppage time...
S. Coleman
D. Calvert-Lewin
89' That miss is Calvert-Lewin's last involvement tonight as he is replaced by Coleman.
88' CHANCE!!!!! Calvert-Lewin may not get a better chance to score this season. The England forward charged onto a Digne cross and looked destined to head the ball into the net, but he has fired wide, and he seems baffled as to how that has happened. It remains 1-1!
87' RICHARLISON! The Brazilian falls to the floor in disgust after smashing his header from the corner over the crossbar. That was a big chance to test Schmeichel!
86' Richarlison wins a corner after a powerful run into the box, with Castagne poking the ball away from him at the last minute.
G. Sigurðsson
J. Rodríguez
85' Ancelotti freshens up his attack as he replaces Rodriguez with Sigurdsson.
82' Including stoppage time, there are around 10 minutes to go in this Premier League match. There is still time for a winning goal, and both teams have the attacking talent needed to go and win the contest. We could be in for a tense finish!
A. Iwobi
M. Holgate
80' Ancelotti makes an attacking change as Iwobi comes on to replace Holgate. That change should see Digne return to his usual left-back slot.
79' WIDE!!! Leicester continue to drive forward, and they win another corner as Under's shot takes a wicked deflection. That was unlucky as that could have gone anywhere.
Ç. Söyüncü
J. Evans
77' Evans looks to be carrying an injury and he is now replaced by Soyuncu for the final 10 minutes.
76' SAVE! Maddison stings the palms of Pickford after a powerful strike from inside the box and Leicester have a corner.
73' Perez clearly thinks Pickford's confidence is shot as he tries to beat him at his near post while attacking on the counter-attack, but he needed to put more power behind his strike to find a way past the England stopper.
70' All five of Tielemans' goals in the Premier League this season have been scored away from home.
C. Ünder
M. Albrighton
68' Rodgers appears to be going for the win as he takes off the hard-working Albrighton, and sends on Under.
Y. Tielemans
67' GOAAAALLLLL - EVERTON 1-1 LEICESTER - The pressure on the Everton goal is too much and Leicester grab a deserved equaliser. Pickford will be unhappy with his part in the goal after mistiming his punch which eventually led to the Leicester attack. Leicester recovered the ball and Barnes was on hand to tee up Tielemans. The Belgian's shot came through a crowd of bodies, but it was still down Pickford's throat, and all he could do was palm into the bottom corner. 
H. Barnes
67' Barnes has led by example tonight and he gets another assist for the season thanks to a simple lay-off.
66' JUSTIN! Leicester force Pickford into a save, but the England goalkeeper deals with the danger after diving at Justin's feet. Albrighton was the Leicester player who tried to pick him out, but Pickford keeps Leicester at bay.
65' Leicester fail to test Pickford from the resulting free-kick, but it cannot be long before we see a substitution from either manager.
J. Rodríguez
Yellow Card
63' After clattering into Maddison, Rodriguez earns himself a yellow card and leaves him in a heap outside the Everton box.
60' Everton have failed to get out of their own half in the last 10 minutes, but Leicester look a little lost without Vardy spearheading their attack. 
58' Maddison's drive smashes into Richarlison who goes down, but he looks fine to continue.
57' Perez is fouled on the edge of the box after being tripped by Davies.
55' Everton are struggling to retain possession, and Leicester look like their confidence is growing by the minute.
53' Leicester have certainly stepped it up a gear in the early stages of the second half. Their passing is crisper, and their movement looks much sharper. 
51' Now Mina is limping heavily as he tries to make his way back into Everton's defence, one to keep an eye on for now.
50' SAVE!! Pickford comes to Everton's rescue to block a dangerous cross before Fofana fires wide from the edge of the box.
47' Leicester's penalty appeals are ignored as Godfrey collides with Maddison in the box and the latter comes off worse after suffering a shoulder injury. The physios try to tend to him, but he waves them away, and the game can resume.
46' We are back underway at Goodison Park, with neither manager making a substitution at the interval.
Rodgers may need to introduce some more pace into the team and try to stretch the home side. Under and Iheanacho are the two likely candidates, but the likes of Maddison and Tielemans needs to create more for Barnes and Perez.
Everton claim a one-nil lead at the end of the first 45 minutes thanks to Rodriguez's stunning strike in the 30th minute. The former Monaco and Real Madrid ace crashed his shot in off the post after pouncing on a loose clearance, and it came after some sustained pressure from Everton. Leicester made the better start, but without the presence of Vardy, they look toothless in attack so far.
45' + 2' Pickford is called into action on the stroke of half-time as he denies Albrighton. The Foxes winger got plenty of power behind his strike, but Schmeichel's positioning was perfect, and he shuffled across his goal before making a comfortable save.
45' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half at Goodison Park.
J. Justin
Yellow Card
45' Justin is the first player to be booked after clipping Richarlison from behind on the halfway line.
44' Mendy will not get too much time to make an impact before half-time, and Leicester just need to stay switched on and keep the scoreline at 1-0.
N. Mendy
W. Ndidi
42' Ndidi is unable to continue, and Rodgers is forced into an early change as Mendy takes his place.
40' Rodríguez has scored 19 goals from outside the box while playing within the top five European leagues. However, tonight's strike was the first he has scored from outside the area with his right foot.
38' Now Rodgers has an injury to worry about, Ndidi has gone down and has asked for treatment.
35' Rodgers needs to get his team fired up at the interval. The Foxes made a flying start this evening, but they have not troubled Pickford in the last 20 minutes.
33' That is exactly why Everton paid the big bucks to get Rodriguez to Goodison Park. A moment of brilliance from nowhere and the Toffees take the lead and punish Leicester's lack of composure in the final third.
J. Rodríguez
30' GOAAAALLLLL - EVERTON 1-0 LEICESTER - Rodriguez fires Everton into the lead with a stunning strike from the edge of the box. The Colombian had initially tried to cross to Calvert-Lewin, only to see his pass blocked by Fofana. However, the clearance fell straight back to Rodriguez, and after turning onto his right foot, he has drilled the ball into the far corner past a stranded Schmeichel in the Leicester goal. 
28' While the quality of the game has dropped, the heavy rainfall has not helped matters. Both teams will be trying to use the conditions to their advantage to beat the respective keepers.
25' Both sides have been guilty of giving away cheap free-kicks of late, and this contest has become rather scrappy, to say the least.
22' Keane is OK to play on and proves so by winning a header from a throw-in. However, the officials suggest he won the ball illegally, and Leicester win a free-kick.
21' We have a break in play as Keane goes down with a head injury. It looks like Ndidi caught him with his arm and Keane's nose looks to be cut as a result.
20' Castagne appears to be struggling with an eye injury, whether or not he has tried to adjust a contact lens remains to be seen. He keeps rubbing his eye; maybe he will use that as an excuse for his lousy backpass a few moments ago.
19' We are nearly at the halfway point in the first half, and Everton are starting to find their feet. This match is warming up nicely, and Leicester may feel they should have taken their chances earlier!
18' Castagne gets his bearings all wrong and concedes a corner when trying to find Schmeichel with a back pass.
17' Everton register their first meaningful strike towards goal, but it is not one to write home about. Davies' left-footed drive sails into the stands, with Schmeichel unfazed by that shot.
15' CLOSE! Maddison hits the roof of the net, and Everton's goal continues to live a charmed life. The England international was given far too much time and space before he tried to curl a shot into the top corner. Pickford looked beaten at full-stretch, but thankfully for him, Maddison's effort was off target.
13' BLOCK! Leicester work their way into the Everton box before Barnes finds space for a shot. The Everton defence looked worried for a second, but Davies had it under control and made an affective block before clearing the ball away.
8' Free-kick! Barnes is fouled by Mina on the edge of the box and Leicester have a great chance to test Pickford.
7' WIDE! For the third time already, Barnes caused carnage down the left for Leicester. Instead of going for goal, he played in Maddison, who followed suit by trying to tee up Perez. However, the former Newcastle man miss-timed his run, and the ball was played behind him before he volleyed wide for the corner.
5' Barnes has made a strong start to this game, after his shot, he was then fouled by Richarlison, but Leicester's free-kick came to nothing in the end.
4' Referee Mike Dean actually signalled for a free-kick after Pickford's save, claiming Barnes pushed a defender before shooting.
3' CHANCE!!! Leicester register the first chance of the night and Pickford is on hand to deny Barnes from inside the box. The Leicester winger managed to spin and turn before aiming for the bottom corner, but Pickford got down to his near post to deny him.
1' We are underway at Goodison Park!
The two teams are making their way onto the Goodison Park pitch, and kick-off is moments away.
Everton have won their previous two Premier League games against Leicester, with the Toffees looking to win three league matches in a row against the Foxes for the first time since a run of four between 1977 and 1980.
Ancelotti makes four changes to the team that beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday, with Pickford, Keane, Digne and Davies all coming into the starting XI. Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers recalls the likes of Schmeichel, Evans, Albrighton and Perez as part of seven changes after their FA Cup success over Brentford, with Jamie Vardy unavailable due to a hernia operation.
SUBS: Cengiz Under, Luke Thomas, Danny Ward, Daniel Amartey, Hamza Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Kelechi Iheanacho, Caglar Soyuncu, Nampalys Mendy.
LEICESTER (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans; Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Ayoze Perez.
SUBS: Tyler Onyango, Robin Olsen, Bernard, Alex Iwobi, Seamus Coleman, Anthony Gordon, Jonjoe Kenny, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jonas Lossl.
EVERTON (4-4-2): Jordan Pickford; Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey; James Rodriguez, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Lucas Digne; Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Leicester are currently third in the league table, six points clear of the Toffees. Even though Everton cannot leapfrog their visitors, they do have two games in hand on their rivals so there is every chance they could swap places come the end of the season.
The Foxes are looking to make it seven unbeaten in the Premier League, with their latest defeat coming against tonight's hosts in December. Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have only lost one of their previous seven in the top flight, but Leicester will fancy their chances of winning on the road. They are unbeaten in four away from the King Power Stadium, while Everton have lost three of their last five on Merseyside.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League meeting between Everton and Leicester City from Goodison Park. A cracking game is in prospect, with both teams currently inside the top seven and looking to qualify for Europe come May.