April 9, 2017 / 5:08 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer--Lukaku double as Leicester's winning run ends at Everton

* Tom Davies opened scoring after 31 seconds for Everton

* Leicester struck twice inside nine minutes to take 2-1 lead

* Lukaku and Jagielka headers gave home side 3-2 advantage at break

* Belgian Lukaku made it 4-2 with his 23rd goal of the season

* Everton host Burnley on April 15, Leicester travel to Crystal Palace EVERTON 4 LEICESTER CITY 2 April 9 (Reuters) - Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Everton defeated champions Leicester City 4-2 at Goodison Park in a game which saw four goals inside the opening 23 minutes.

Leicester, who face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, made five changes ahead of their trip to Spain and the defeat ended the run of five straight wins since Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri as manager.

Everton took the lead after 30 seconds through Tom Davies but the visitors struck back with two goals in nine minutes –- Islam Slimani finishing off a Demarai Gray counter-attack and Marc Albrighton beating a poorly positioned Joel Robles with a curling free kick.

The home side got back on level terms with a 23rd-minute Lukaku glancing header from a brilliant Ross Barkley cross from the right and skipper Phil Jagielka headed in a corner four minutes before the break.

Lukaku struck again, with his 23rd league goal of the season, in the 57th minute, firing home at the back post after Leicester failed to clear a corner. (Reporting by Simon Evans in Liverpool; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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