Everton vs Leicester City live: Latest score as Phil Jagielka heads Toffees back in front in Goodison Park thriller

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Follow the updates as Everton look to make it seven consecutive home wins

Everton are looking to regain some form after last weekend’s derby defeat to Liverpool as they push to finish the season among the European places.

They face Leicester, who are continuing their resurgence under Craig Shakespeare and can even move into the top half of the Premier League table with a win.

Follow all the live action below...

Live Updates

Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park.
 
Can the Toffees halt Leicester's six-game winning streak? Join us for all the build-up before the game kicks off at 4pm.

Team news: 

 
The Toffees will be looking to do the league double over Leicester City for the first time since 1987 today on home turf. However, the visitors are currently in a rich vein of form and they are beginning to perform like Champions, again. Craig Shakespeare could equal the Premier League record of winning his first six games in charge if the visitors can secure three points today. It's all to play for.
 
Stay tuned for minute-by-minute coverage of all of the action. 
KICK OFF
 
Leicester kick off to the action under way. Game on!
1 MINS
 
GOAL
 
EVERTON 1 - 0 LEICESTER CITY
 
Davies has opened the scoring after just 30 seconds following some fantastic counter attacking football. Mirallas is fouled on the edge of the area, but the referee rightfully gives Davies the advantage and he slots it home. What a start for The Toffees.
4 MINS
 
GOAL
 
EVERTON 1 -1 LEICESTER CITY
 
Slimani has equalised at the other end, which is the first time he's scored in an away game since joining Leicester. Gray picks up the ball and charges into the Everton half, before laying the ball off for Slimani to slot it home from close range.
7 MINS
 
Holgate delivers a low ball across the face of goal, but he is unable to pick out an Everton shirt. The Foxes manage to knock the ball out to safety.
9 MINS
 
Pennington obstructs Vardy's run and Leicester are given a free kick in a dangerous area. 
10 MINS
 
GOAL
 
EVERTON 1 - 2 LEICESTER CITY
 
Albrighton has doubled the visitors tally with a sublime strike from a wide-angled free kick. The strike loops over a badly positioned Robles and into the far corner of the net. What a start to this fixture.
13 MINS
 
Vardy spreads the ball wide to Gray, who goes for goal, but his attempt is stopped by the trailing leg of Robles. 
16 MINS
 
Gray and Gana go head-to-head in an aerial collision, with the Leicester lad appearing to have picked up a knock. He is on the ground, but he should be set to play on. 
19 MINS
 
Holgate tries to send another delivery into the box towards Lukaku, but once again it is intercepted. 
21 MINS
 
Lukaku tries to thread the ball through to Holgate, but he overcooks it slightly and the ball goes out of play. 
23 MINS
 
GOAL
 
EVERTON 2 - 2 LEICESTER CITY
 
Lukaku equalises for The Toffees with a headed effort, following a sublime delivery from Barkley. That's the strikers eighth goal in as many games on home turf. Top quality.
26 MINS
 
Albrighton attempts to skip past Baines, but the Everton defender sticks out his leg and trips the 27-year-old. Free kick to the visitors.
29 MINS
 
Yellow cards: A tussle between Mirallas and Huth ends in a huge battle in the middle of the field and the two players are booked for their efforts. 
32 MINS
 
Baines attempts a return pass to Lukaku, but the Belgian striker fails to control it and Leicester quickly redeem possession. 
34 MINS
 
Slimani slides into the back of Holgate, just before the Everton could deliver the ball into the box. 
 
Free kick to the home side from a wide angle. 
34 MINS
 
Barkley sends the free kick low towards Mirallas, but it's intercepted by the Leicester defence. Wasteful. 

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When is it?

Kick-off is at 4pm on Sunday 9 April, at Goodison Park.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown on Sky Sports 1 with coverage starting from 3.30pm. Or you can follow all the action on The Independent’s live blog above.

It’s a big game for…

Jamie Vardy. The England striker has fit form again and it’s coincided with Leicester moving up the table. Vardy has scored in each of his last three Leicester City games and will need to continue that run if he is to outshine the league’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku.

Last three meetings…

Everton 1 Leicester 2, FA Cup, January 2017

Leicester 0 Everton 2, Premier League, December 2016

Leicester 3 Everton 1, Premier League, May 2016

Form guide…

Everton: WLWWLD

Leicester: WWWWWW

Odds…

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Everton: 13/18

Leicester: 19/5

Draw: 56/19

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