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Ahmed Musa’s brace sends Leicester through against a hapless Everton

AHMED MUSA scored twice in five minutes as Leicester came from behind to beat Everton at Goodison Park.

Ronald Koeman had named a strong XI but were undone by two good Musa goals after Romelu Lukaku had opened the scoring.

The Everton star should have scored just before half-time but his header went just wide.

The Belgian striker did find the net from close range, turning in a cross after good play from substitute Gerard Deulofeu.

But that lead lasted just three minutes as Musa, who had come on for the injured Leonardo Ulloa in the first half, turned in Gray’s cutback on 66 minutes.

It was his first goal for Leicester since the end of October and five minutes later he had his second – the rapid winger played a brilliant one-two with Danny Drinkwater and bent a lovely strike into the corner to see Everton crash out.

DREAM TEAM RATINGS

Everton: Robles 6, Baines 6, Williams 5, Funes Mori 5, Holgate 6 (Deulofeu 45, 6), Coleman 6, Barry 6, Davies 6, Barkley 6 (Kone 75, 5), Valencia 6 (Mirallas 62, 6), Lukaku 6.

Subs not used: Hewelt, Jagielka, Cleverley, Oviedo.

Leicester City: Schmeichel 6, Simpson 6, Morgan 5, Huth 6, Chilwell 6, Mendy 6, Ndidi 6, Drinkwater 6, Albrighton 5 (Kapustka 84, 5), Gray 6 (Fuchs 77, 6), Ulloa 5 (Musa 35, 8).

Subs not used: Zieler, Hernandez, James, Okazaki.

WHAT THEY SAID

“It’s not bad luck, we did it to ourselves,” said Everton boss Ronald Koeman. “It’s unbelievable how we dropped back.”

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said: “Musa was excellent. I’ve watched him recently and think he is starting to understand English football better.”

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