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Summary

  1. Upson heads into his own net late on
  2. Cambiasso slots in from Vardy cutback
  3. Nugent scores from close range
  4. Naismith bundles hosts in front

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

So it turned into a

thrilling game at Goodison Park, with both sides left frustrated that they didn't pick up the full three points.

We will leave that there, but not before I've pointed you in the direction of our live text commentary from the

Southampton v Liverpool match, where the visitors are currently leading 1-0 after Philippe Coutinho's early goal.

Thanks for joining us and for your comments. Bye for now.

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

And some more from Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, who says: "The fashion of the result is the hardest thing. What we have to do is look forward, we can't dwell on this. We have very capable players and we have to start turning the performances into results.

Nigel Pearson
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"I can't do too much about what is being speculated. I always do my job as conscientiously as I can and I will continue to do that until I am told otherwise. I'm committed to job and that's all you need to know.

"All managers work in situations where things can change quickly. I have always been very supportive of our owners, and they have of me, and they will make decisions that are right for this football club."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says: "It feels a bit like a defeat at moment because their equaliser came so late but we forced the issue right to the end.

"We frustrated Everton and their fans to a certain extent as we played with a lot of discipline and we looked dangerous.

"What's needed is more wins and we will get them if we perform to that standard. We have put in some good performances that have not yielded the points. It was important for us to have a positive response with the substitutions. It was about getting fresh legs on there."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

A few more quotes from Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

He says: "Drawing games is frustrating but as a team we gave everything today. It's been a demanding week and we need to learn about coming back from Europe, but that is not going to happen overnight.

"We need to defend well in the box because at two moments in the match we conceded soft goals. Everyone is in the scrap until you get 40 points, that's the way the league works. Our focus is to get as high up the league as we can.

"When you come back from Europe - you have seen with other teams around - it can be very difficult."

Player reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

David Nugent
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Leicester striker David Nugent, who scored after coming on as a second-half substitute, said: "It's a nice feeling to score. Being an Everton fan, you always want to score at Goodison. I thought we might've held on and won the game but we conceded a late goal so it feels like two points dropped.

"With five minutes to go you always expect a team with Premier League quality to hang on. It was hard to take but it's still a positive result.

"There's a four-point gap and it should've been a two-point gap."

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Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Johnny Magrinho: Tim Howard clearly isn't useless he's just had, what do you call it, a bad game! Such an overreaction from fickle fans again!

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Player reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Everton's Steven Naismith, who scored his side's first goal, said: "In the first half we didn't play anywhere near what we're capable of. We were very slow in our passing and didn't cause any problems to Leicester. In the second half the game opened up, but a lack of concentration cost us and it is not good enough from us.

"When you work so hard to get into Europe, the Europa League is the next level and we need to get used to that, but it is something we have not equipped ourselves well enough with."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

More from Everton boss Roberto Martinez. He says: "We wanted to win so much, but we didn't have that defensive solidity and that cost us the three points.

Roberto Martinez
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"Playing in Switzerland and then again here, it's a demanding schedule for us and we need to learn how to come back from playing in Europe.

"Once we got the first goal, it was unfortunate that we couldn't kick on and take the game away from Leicester."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says: "We looked a bit pedestrian and we knew it was going to be a difficult game. Scoring the first goal is always the hardest moment, but once we did that we didn't take control.

"We always expected Leicester to get into good positions but we didn't defend in the box well.

Everton v Leicester
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"It's fantastic to show the character to get back into the game, it shows we will never give up and keep fighting until the end."

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Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Peter Conlan: That is one of the worst goalkeeper performances I have seen in a long time! Tim Howard is useless.

Naa Oyoe Ofei: Lukaku could have won this match for Everton if he had taken all the chances he had.

Cliff B: Rubbish defending as per always. Stones classy but we have been a shambles defensively since Stubbs left.

Paul Blayney: Howard back in first XI too easily. Shows him he has no competition, even though Joel kept three clean sheets in previous games

Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

We have one more game for you today. And it is at St Mary's Stadium between Southampton and Liverpool.

Southampton
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Here is the team news

On-loan Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic makes his first Southampton start, one of three changes to the side who draw with West Ham last time out. Left-back Matty Targett returns to action after recovering from the head injury suffered at QPR two weeks ago, and so Maya Yoshida moves back to central defence. James Ward-Prowse replaces Harrison Reed in midfield.

Raheem Sterling returns to Liverpool's starting line-up - having fully recovered from a recent foot injury - with Daniel Sturridge dropping to the bench. Former Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren replaces Mamadou Sakho, who has a hip problem, while Lazar Markovic comes in at left-wing back for Alberto Moreno.

Southampton XI: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett; Wanyama, Davis, Ward-Prowse; Djuricic, Pelle, Elia.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Lovren; Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Markovic; Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling.

We have a

separate live text commentary from that game, but stay with us for reaction from Goodison Park.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

So this is how the Premier League table looks after a thrilling second half at Goodison Park.

Premier League
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Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live

"You feel Leicester just needed the win to keep them in touch with those around them in the table but it was a really good performance. There were chances for Romelu Lukaku as well so probably 2-2 is a fair result but they were so close to that elusive win that will be the springboard for them to stay up."

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Brown at Goodison Park

"Leicester were attacking right at the death and Tim Howard just got a knuckle to the ball to clear. He did not cover himself in glory today though. Romelu Lukaku missed a hatful but in a triumph of perseverance helped force the goal that levelled for his side. Leicester were so close to the victory, but they will stay bottom of the table.

"Not a good reaction from the Everton fans at the end. They haven't won here in the league this year. It's another draw for them."

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

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FULL-TIME

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Romelu Lukaku heads in the equaliser
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It is all over. Boos ring around Goodison Park, but it could have been a lot worse for the hosts. One win in 10 league games for Everton, Leicester's first point in five matches.

Leicester remain bottom, but are four points behind QPR, Burnley and Aston Villa.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Matty James to take it, Tim Howard again flaps at the ball, but Everton keep the ball out of the net.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Leicester corner. Last chance.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Leicester corner comes to nothing.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Romelu Lukaku's header is blocked. Everton pushing for a dramatic winner.

Everton 2-2 Leicester City

Four minutes of injury time.

GOAL

Everton 2-2 Leicester City - Matthew Upson own goal

Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal
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Well, hold that thought. The ball is in the net and it is 2-2. At first glance it looks like Romelu Lukaku has scored with a diving header, before replays show it is Leicester defender Matthew Upson who got the final touch. But Everton will not care about that. Leicester denied.

WHAT A MISS

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

Thursday was a great day for Romelu Lukaku - he scored a hat-trick.

Today is not a great day. He has now made a hat-trick of horrible misses. This latest chance sees him slide it wide after Baines's effort fell to him.

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

President Obama on phone to US football team
Reuters

As Ada mentions, goalkeeper Tim Howard was an American hero during the 2014 World Cup, making 16 saves against Belgium, a new record in the tournament.

Us President Barack Obama

praised the efforts of the US football team in the World Cup in a phone call to two of its star players.

Despite the US being eliminated from the tournament by Belgium, Mr Obama told Howard and team captain Clint Dempsey they had made the nation proud.

"To see the way you guys captured the hearts and the imaginations of the whole country is unbelievable."

The President may not be on the phone to Howard tonight.

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Ada: Hasn't been a year since Tim Howard became a household name in the United States because of his brilliant World Cup. What happened?

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Loving Liverpool

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

A great stat for you.

Leicester have scored more than once in only two of their last 13 Premier League games: away at Liverpool and away at Everton.

How it stands

Premier League table
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Leicester looked doomed before this game, five points adrift at the bottom, but the table is looking a bit healthier for Foxes fans. This scoreline will also drag Everton into a relegation battle if it remains the same.

WHAT A MISS

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

Yet again, Romelu Lukaku should get his name on the scoresheet after he runs on to an intelligent ball over a static Leicester defence from Steven Naismith.

Lukaku, at a tight angle, runs on to the pass, but makes a hash of it, failing to get a proper contact on the ball, which dribbles out harmlessly for a goal kick.

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live

"The two substitutions Nigel Pearson made after Leicester went behind have played a massive part in this. Jamie Vardy has had a hand in both goals. It's a good job they kept the manager eh?"

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Brown at Goodison Park

"Leicester come from behind to lead Everton and it's another mistake from goalkeeper Tim Howard. He can only palm away a high, hanging cross, and Esteban Cambiasso was on hand to finish into the centre of the net."

GOAL

Everton 1-2 Leicester City - Esteban Cambiasso

Esteban Cambiasso celebrates his goal
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Scott has just called him the worst goalkeeper in the Premier League, and it is another disaster for Tim Howard. He flaps at a cross and can only palm the ball to Jamie Vardy.

The substitute made Leicester's first goal and he now has two assists inside 10 minutes. His short pass is smashed home by an on-rushing Esteban Cambiasso and the Argentine puts the bottom club ahead.

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Everton 1-1 Leicester City

Max Wild: Shocking from Everton, no communication.

Scott Mayes: Tim Howard - hands down, the worst keeper in the Premier League this season.

Mike W: Re: Karen Lynch (see 51 mins), Burnley have done better and spent less than Leicester, who have broken their transfer record twice this season on strikers.

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CLOSE!

Everton 1-1 Leicester City

See, it is becoming a classic now. I'm sure none of you thought it would be anything else, especially at half-time.

But we should have just seen the third goal in 10 minutes as Romelu Lukaku wastes a glorious chance to put Everton back in front, shooting over the top when he should have hit the target.

Everton 1-1 Leicester City

BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Brown at Goodison Park

David Nugent celebrates
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"David Nugent was set up by Jamie Vardy - it was his cross parried out by Tim Howard - and they have both just come off the bench. A wonderful double substitution from Nigel Pearson. Leicester were only behind for minutes."

GOAL

Everton 1-1 Leicester City - David Nugent

David Nugent scores
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Absolute genius from Nigel Pearson. He has only just come on, but David Nugent has made it level. He is there to pounce after Tim Howard can only palm the ball into the one-time England striker's path, and Nugent nets from eight yards out.

The original shot had come from the other substitute Jamie Vardy, following his run down the right flank.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is forced into action and he brings on David Nugent, a boyhood Everton fan in place of Riyad Mahrez.

Jeffrey Schlupp will be left to reflect on his miss at the start of the second half when it was goalless as he has also come off, in place of Jamie Vardy.

GOAL

Everton 1-0 Leicester City - Steven Naismith

Steven Naismith scores
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It is not the best strike of Steven Naismith's life, but he will not care about that one bit. Romelu Lukaku, who has come in from a lot of stick from some of you today, passes to Naismith, who cuts inside to bring the ball on to his right foot.

His effort is a bit scuffed, but it still has enough power to go underneath the diving Wes Morgan and nestle in the bottom corner of Mark Schwarzer's net.

That's the sixth goal of the season for Everton from the Scotland international.

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Everton 0-0 Leicester City

Ross Barkley
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Bryan Cooper: What's happened to Ross Barkley this season? He doesn't look like a Premier League player at the moment, let alone an international.

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SUBSTITUTION

Everton 0-0 Leicester City

Roberto Martinez has had enough and makes a double change. Off go Ross Barkley and Muhamed Besic with Darron Gibson and Chelsea loanee Christian Atsu the men coming on for Everton.

Everton 0-0 Leicester City

There are some signs that we will see a good second half. Romelu Lukaku releases Ross Barkley, but his low cross is blocked by Robert Huth. Leicester then go down the other end and have a corner, which Huth heads over.