Craig Shakespeare on brink of Premier League record as Leicester face Everton

Morgan has missed the last three matches and he will remain on the sidelines at Goodison Park on Sunday, as well as sitting out the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the Vicente Calderon next Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Everton beat Leicester City 4-2 in an enthralling Premier League clash to keep their faint hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

The goal for Everton: qualify for the Europa League.

Leicester were behind after just 31 seconds, yet were soon in front.

Everton looked the sharper in midfield with Mirallas particularly lively and it was no surprise when they got back on level terms in the 23rd minute, Ross Barkley whipping in a superb cross from the right which Lukaku met with a flawless glancing header -- the Belgian scoring for the eighth straight home game. Their current victory streak is an astonishing feat and had Leicester found this kind of form a little earlier in the season they might well be challenging for Europe.

"We're playing well at the minute", Vardy said.

The pace barely slowed and the hosts had levelled before the half's midway point. The Belgian striker has hit 10 goals in his last six league games at Goodison Park. Thankfully the disadvantages of our injury ridden side will be countered by their interests being placed in Madrid as opposed to Merseyside.

The Dane's efforts turned out to be in vain as, from Mirallas' subsequent corner down the left, Jagielka jumped the highest in the middle to head in from close range.

Unsurprisingly the pace slowed somewhat, although the visitors nearly levelled when Slimani's cross was deflected into the side-netting.

After a comparatively subdued opening to the second half, Everton extended its lead as Leicester once more failed to defend a corner.

It was another Mirallas corner directed towards Jagielka, and when his header rebounded off Andy King, it came to Lukaku to slam in.

Shakespeare continues to be powerful in turning the winners' fortunes around, with six consecutive wins in all competitions since he took over from Claudio Ranieri easing fears of relegation and taking Leicester into a European quarterfinal.

  • Julie Sanders