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R. Lukaku
P. Jagielka
4 - 2
P. Jagielka
K. Mirallas
3 - 2
R. Lukaku
R. Barkley
2 - 2
M. Albrighton
1 - 2
I. Slimani
D. Gray
1 - 1

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60% 39%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 4
Total Passes 594 382
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The win lifts Everton up onto 54 points - level with Arsenal. Leicester’s attentions, meanwhile, will switch to their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.
A terrific Premier League clash comes to a close then and, despite some scares, Everton have held firm to claim a hard-fought 4-2 win over the champions, whose remarkable run under Craig Shakespeare has finally come to an end.
FULL-TIME: Everton 4 Leicester 2.
90' + 1' There will be a minimum of three minutes added on at Goodison...
90' This is already Everton's joint highest scoring season at Goodison in the Premier League (38, equal with 2013/14). They have three more home games left to play.
89' GREAT SAVE! That’s a great stop from Robles, who prevents what was a certain goal for the visitors before Jagielka clears the loose ball. Everton counter, with Mirallas finding Lukaku, but the striker slips just as he is about to unleash his shot.
87' A slight mistake from Jagielka, who gets his clearance all wrong. Overall, though, the Everton skipper has put in a solid display today, though he will have to marshall the hosts’ defence to deal with another Leicester corner now...
84' Barkley is presented with an opportunity to shoot from 20 yards out, and does not need a second invitation to do so. However, his effort is comfortably taken in by Schmeichel.
82' Everton have been able to push out somewhat since that Ulloa chance, retaining some possession further up the field. They are on the verge of a win that could well all-but guarantee them European football next term, and would in the meantime move them back onto level-pegging with Arsenal in the league standings.
79' CLOSE! Almost an immediate impact from Ulloa, who gets on the end of the corner. His header is a good one, and destined for the net, but it is blocked by Jagielka.
L. Ulloa
M. Albrighton
78' A third and final change for Leicester. Off goes Marc Albrighton, and on comes Leonardo Ulloa. 
78' Everton are just sitting off now, waiting for the opportunity to pounce on the counter. Leicester are probing, though, and the home side must be careful not to drop too deep and invite more pressure than they can cope with. As I type, Jagielka concedes a corner after blocking Musa’s cross.
75' Top work from Baines, who holds up Mahrez expertly before drawing the winger into a rather clumsy foul, relieving some of the pressure that had been building on Everton’s line.
G. Barry
M. Schneiderlin
73' A first change of the game now for Everton, as Mirallas concedes a free-kick for a tackle on Amartey. Morgan Schneiderlin is the player to make way, with Gareth Barry coming on to make his 623rd Premier League appearance.
72' Solid defending from young Chilwell, who gets around on the cover to make a timely challenge on Lukaku, following neat combination play between the Everton forward and Barkley.
71' A somewhat concerning moment for Robles, as he has to back-pedal in order to prevent a deflected clearance looping into Everton’s net.
69' STAT - Everton have now scored 26 home Premier League goals in 2017, six more than any other side.
67' Around 25 minutes, plus added time, remaining of what has been a thrilling encounter. Everton have just taken their foot off the accelerator in recent minutes, allowing Leicester time and space on the ball, but the visitors have not crafted an opening as of yet...
A. King
Yellow Card
64' Gueye’s fine intervention leads to a swift Everton counter, but it comes to nothing after Lukaku and Mirallas fail to find space in the area. Mahrez is then fouled as Leicester break, though it is King who goes into the referee’s notebook for an earlier foul.
63' STAT - Lukaku has scored more goals at home in the Premier League this season (15) than both Middlesbrough (12) and Sunderland (14).
R. Mahrez
D. Gray
61' Leicester’s second switch sees Riyad Mahrez replace Demarai Gray.
A. Musa
J. Vardy
61' A double change now for the visitors. Jamie Vardy is the first to make way, as he is replaced by Ahmed Musa - who netted twice in Leicester’s FA Cup victory at Goodison back in January.
P. Jagielka
57' It was another brilliant delivery from the outstanding Mirallas, but it was Jagielka - not long after getting on the scoresheet himself - who was on hand to nod the ball onto Lukaku, who made no mistake.
R. Lukaku
57' GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! LUKAKU THUMPS HOME! A second goal of the match for the league’s top-scorer, who takes advantage of poor Leicester defending to get on the end of Jagielka’s flick-on and power home a fourth for Everton.
56' Baines slips, almost conceding possession, but just manages to recover and poke a throughball into the path of Mirallas, who gets the better of Amartey in order to win a corner.
55' Everton have settled the quicker of the two sides so far since the restart, though Leicester are looking to press high and break swiftly when they are in possession.
53' STAT - Leicester City’s record in the months of April and May (combined) in the last three Premier League seasons is played 18, won 13, drawn 4, lost 1 – winning 43 points from a possible 54 (80%).
51' CLOSE! Leicester counter, and after Slimani had isolated Schneiderlin one-on-one, almost get lucky as the striker’s effort deflects wickedly off the Everton man. Robles is off balance, but the ball nestles safely into the side-netting.
50' Barkley does well to retain possession deep in Leicester’s territory, managing to then prod a pass into the feet of Mirallas. The Belgian takes the strike on first-time, but Schmeichel is equal to it.
48' Everton have failed to win just once in the Premier League after scoring three first half goals, a 4-4 draw with Leeds in October Leicester, meanwhile, have avoided defeat just once when they've conceded three first half goals in a Premier League game, a 4-4 draw with Spurs in February 2004.
46' Welcome back! Everton get the second-half started at Goodison Park. Let’s hope it lives up to the first!
STAT - This is the first time there's been five different first half scorers in a Premier League match since January 2014 (Villa v West Brom).
Everton came back strong, though, and after Romelu Lukaku’s 22nd Premier League goal restored parity, captain Phil Jagielka was on hand to head in the hosts’ third just prior to the interval.
A marvellous first-half at Goodison comes to an end, with Everton just edging it so far. In a remarkable opening 10 minutes, it was the hosts who took the lead through Tom Davies, before goals from Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton put Leicester ahead.
HALF-TIME: Everton 3 Leicester 2.
45' + 3' Gueye - who appeared to have been fouled - concedes possession on the half-way line. Robles is off his line, and Albrighton wastes no time in looking to catch the Spaniard out, but his strike whistles wide.
45' + 1' Great defending from Jagielka, who just manages to head clear Albrighton’s cross under pressure from Slimani. 
L. Baines
Yellow Card
45' Baines goes into the book now, having dived in on King, and it gives Leicester a great opportunity to get the ball into the box…
44' Jagielka now has Premier League goals in back to back games after a run of 43 matches without one.
K. Mirallas
41' Mirallas has been fantastic so far, and now has his second assist with what was a sublime cross.
P. Jagielka
41' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! EVERTON LEAD! An incredible half of football at Goodison Park continues, as Jagielka heads Everton back in front. Mirallas whipped in a superb corner, and the centre-back was on hand to nudge in his second goal in as many games.
40' MISS! HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN! Remarkable goalkeeping from Schmeichel, who somehow denies Everton a third goal. Barkley latches onto a loose ball, but just as he looks to slide home a finish, the Leicester goalkeeper recovers to make an outstanding stop.
40' Wonderful, slick play from Everton, as they create an opening for Gueye on the edge of the area with some well-worked passing. The Senegal midfielder tries his luck, but the ball deflects just wide of the upright.
39' STAT - Leicester have scored two goals in the first half of three of Craig Shakespeare's six Premier League games in charge.
37' Well wide! Lukaku finds space down the right, proceeding to ease his way past Chilwell before unleashing a powerful strike. Unfortunately for Everton, the 23-year-old gets it all wrong, and Schmeichel is able to watch on as the ball soars over.
35' Lukaku has now scored in seven consecutive home league games for Everton, breaking the record previously held by Francis Jeffers (1999) and Duncan Ferguson (1994/95) on six.
33' Slimani is caught ball-watching, allowing Lukaku to free Holgate down the right. The Algerian recovers, but can only concede a free-kick at the edge of the area.
32' There has been no let up in the pace of this game since kick-off, and the frantic tempo is making for an enthralling encounter. Everton look dangerous, but Leicester’s threat on the counter cannot be underestimated.
R. Huth
Yellow Card
30' Referee Robert Madley quickly follows that up with a caution for Huth.
K. Mirallas
Yellow Card
29' And indeed, Mirallas picks up the first booking of the game.
29' A pause in play now, as the referee is forced to intervene after a spat breaks out between Mirallas and Huth. Both players are likely to receive a caution for that...
27' STAT -13 of the previous 21 Premier League contests between these two sides have ended level, the greatest draw ratio for a Premier League fixture played over 20 times (62%).
25' A word of warning now for Baines, who dived in rather late on Albrighton. The former Aston Villa man escape unscathed, though.
R. Barkley
23' Barkley was an unused substitute in both of England’s recent internationals, but the midfielder could not have done more to prove his quality to Gareth Southgate and co with that piece of skill. His cross was inch-perfect, enabling Lukaku to head home his 11th goal in his last seven league appearances at Goodison.
R. Lukaku
23' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!! LUKAKU HEADS EVERTON LEVEL! Sensational play from Barkley who, at the culmination of a patient move, whips in an outstanding cross from the right, with Lukaku on hand to nod in from six yards out.
21' Everton thread a neat move together which results in Lukaku dropping off to receive a pass from Holgate. The Belgian looks to play in the former Barnsley defender with a quick one-two, but only manages to overhit his pass.
19' Everton have to settle down on the ball now, and look to get Schneiderlin and Bakrley more involved in their build-up play. Leicester’s game-plan is clear - to sit back and play on the counter. But with the pace and power of Vardy and Slimani up top, they have already proved that could be enough to win this game.
17' Again, Everton look to build some pressure, but Leicester’s defence seem to have rallied somewhat, and are leaving little space for the hosts to operate in.
14' Again, Leicester find space on the counter, with Gray eventually unleashing a strike from the edge of the area. This time, though, Robles makes the save.
12' What a turnaround, but Ronald Koeman will be seating. His side had made the ideal start, but have thrown it all away in the space of 10 minutes.
M. Albrighton
10' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! LEICESTER LEAD! This is remarkable! Awful goalkeeping from Robles, who is caught off his line by Albrighton’s wicked free-kick, and the ball nestles into the top corner. 
10' A free-kick now for Leicester, as Pennington is outsmarted by Vardy on the cusp of Everton’s area. Albrighton stands over it...
9' Everton beat Leicester 2-0 in December, but haven’t done the league double over the Foxes since 1986/87.
7' Well, a thrilling start at Goodison, with both sides showing plenty of attacking intent. It is Everton who are on the front foot, though, as they look to quickly re-take their lead which they so recklessly conceded.
D. Gray
4' While Mirallas’ run instigated Everton’s opener, similarly it was Gray who crafted Leicester’s leveller. The former Birmingham City winger powered forward at pace, picking out a smart pass to Slimani, who made no mistake with his finish.
I. Slimani
4' GOOOOAAALLLLLL! LEICESTER EQUALISE! Incredible play at Goodison Park! Gray leads a wonderful counter-attack, eventually picking out Slimani, who tucks in a neat finish under Robles, silencing the home faithful.
4' STAT - Both goals scored inside a minute in the Premier League in 2017 have been scored by Everton (also Lukaku v Bournemouth).
3' CLOSE! Very nearly a second for Everton, as Mirallas just fails to take in Lukaku’s perfectly-weighted pass.
T. Davies
1' GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! EVERTON TAKE THE LEAD! What a start! Brilliant play from Mirallas, who drives through Leicester’s defence before being brought down on the edge of the area. The ball falls to Davies, however, who takes the ball into his path and dIspatches a superb finish past Schmeichel.
K. Mirallas
1' It was a fantastic run by Kevin Mirallas, who drove through Leicester's defence bravely. The winger was brought down on the edge of the area, but still managed to slip the ball into the path of Davies.
1' A whirlwind start for the hosts, and Mirallas must take much of the credit for a fantastic run from deep. Davies kept pace with him, though, and kept his composure to cap-off the week in which he signed a new five-year contract with a well-taken goal.
1' KICK-OFF! Leicester - donning their white and blue away strip - get proceedings underway at Goodison!
While Everton still harbour hopes of securing a top-six finish, Leicester would move up into the top-half with a win. The Toffees - courtesy of goals from Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku - won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in December, though Leicester did seal a 2-1 victory in the FA Cup third round.
Most likely with the Atleti clash firmly in mind, Riyad Mahrez starts on the bench, while Christian Fuchs Wilfred Ndidi is rested all together. Danny Simpson is replaced by makeshift full-back Daniel Amartey, with Ben Chilwell coming in at left-back. Islam Slimani replaces Shinji Okazaki up top, partnering Jamie Vardy.
TEAM NEWS - Leicester substitutes: Musa, Kapustka, Simpson, Zieler, Ulloa, Mahrez, Wasilewski.
TEAM NEWS - Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Amartey, Benalouane, Huth, Chilwell; Gray, King, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy.
Just the two changes from Koeman, who replaces the suspended Ashley Williams with Matthew Pennington, while Morgan Schneiderlin - having passed a late fitness test - comes in for Gareth Barry. The Frenchman has missed Everton’s last two fixtures with a calf injury.
TEAM NEWS - Everton substitutes: Barry, Valencia, Stekelenburg, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Kenny, Williams.
TEAM NEWS - Everton (4-3-3): Robles; Holgate, Pennington, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Barkley, Lukaku, Mirallas.
Leicester, meanwhile, have yet to lose a game under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who has all-but guided the Foxes to safety. They have won their last five league fixtures, though with a Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid coming up, the champions could be forgiven for switching at least some of their attention to that encounter.
Everton have lost just two league games in 2017 - against Tottenham and Liverpool respectively - and were just a minute away from securing a victory at Old Trafford last time out. Ronald Koeman’s side sit in seventh, and would move 10 points clear of eight-placed West Brom with a win.
It promises to be an enthralling encounter at Goodison Park, with two of the league’s form sides going head-to-head on Merseyside today. 
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