Lukaku grabs brace as Everton ends Leicester's winning run

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare said Sunday's 4-2 loss at Everton, his first defeat since taking over from Claudio Ranieri, would not affect his squad as they prepare for a Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.

However, there were numerous reports of Everton top-scorer Romelu Lukaku being involved in an on-pitch confrontation with team-mate Williams, having been caught on camera putting his finger to his lips disrespectfully when receiving instructions from the Wales defender.

"I've been surprised in many ways (by the reaction) but I've done my job with the players, prepared them and organised them", he said.

However, French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin could be fit after missing two matches with a calf problem.

Craig Shakespeare has refused to declare Leicester City's survival battle won despite leading his team into the top half of the Premier League table.

The second half proved far less entertaining than the first, Everton remaining resolute as Leicester chased the game. The Belgian striker now has a goal in all eight of Everton's games at Goodison Park this year.

Musa was introduced at the hour mark in place of Jamie Vardy.

The youngster is vastly becoming the player Ross Barkley should be.

Shakespeare's side responded positively and were level with just four minutes on the clock.

RoLukaku won himself some space inside the box after the corner kick and finished with a low shot into the middle of the goal for his second of the game and 23rd league goal of the season in the 57th minute.

And if the Belgium worldwide does have just six games left in the blue of Everton, he looks set to create a memorable impression. The central midfield trio of Schneiderlin, Davies and Idrissa Gana Gueye combined well to work the ball out to Barkley on the right.

Goal report that he could well be on his way out of Everton if he doesn't put pen-to-paper on a new contract.

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An error and foul by Pennington outside his own box handed Albrighton the opportunity to swing in a cross from the Leicester left in the 10th minute but he surprised Robles with an effort that sailed over the Spaniard and under the crossbar to make it 2-1.

Barkley nearly had a goal himself five minutes before the break, going through on goal and nearly rounding Schmeichel, who managed to get a touch to push the ball out for a corner.

  • Julie Sanders


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