Leicester squeezed through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Everton after the Toffees fought back from 2-0 down in a thriller at Goodison Park.
Leicester struck twice in the space of four minutes to seemingly take the game away from Everton in the first half as James Maddison curled a fine effort with the outside of his foot (26), before Johnny Evans tucked home at close range from a corner (29).
Everton’s interim manager Duncan Ferguson introduced Moise Kean at half-time after being controversially subbed on and off within 19 minutes on Sunday, and the hosts halved the deficit with 20 minutes remaining through Tom Davies’ volley.
Leighton Baines then levelled with a superb long-range effort in stoppage time (90+1) to lift the roof off Goodison Park and send Ferguson down the touchline hugging the ballboy again, but Baines himself and sub Cenk Tosun missed penalties as Jamie Vardy wrapped up the shootout victory.
Leicester will now face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, while Everton’s wait for a first trophy since 1995 goes on.