Everton 2-2 Leicester City: Upson own goal sees Toffees rescue a point

Leicester City defender Matthew Upson scored an own goal late in game, as Everton come from behind against the Foxes at Goodison Park, reports BBC Sport.

Leicester City set up to frustrate the home side at Goodison Park, with the Foxes sitting 10 men behind the ball to limit the space for Everton to play through the defence. The plan worked for Nigel Pearson’s side too, and City went into the break with the game tied at 0-0. Everton created few chances to go ahead in the game, but Leicester showed little intent either.

The second-half saw the game open up. Everton finally made a breakthrough minutes before the hour mark. Steven Naismith scored a tame low drive to give the Merseyside outfit the lead, but Leicester fought back not too long after.

City striker David Nugent made a telling impact from the bench to level the game, and the Foxes then turned the game on its head with midfielder Esteban Cambiasso putting the visitors ahead with 20 minutes to go.

But Romelu Lukaku, who had a frustrating afternoon, forced a leveller for Everton, with his header deflecting of Leicester’s Matthew Upson.

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