Watch Everton 2-2 Leicester City match highlights [VIDEO]

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Leicester were denied a vital victory in their push for survival as Everton grabbed a last-gasp equalizer at Goodison Park.

Leicester looked set to register their fifth win of the season when David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso put them 2-1 up after Steven Naismith had broken the deadlock.

But with less than two minutes left Christian Atsu crossed for Romelu Lukaku, whose diving header flew past Mark Schwarzer after taking a huge deflection off Matthew Upson and the match ended 2-2.

Lukaku had looked a shadow of the man that bagged a hat-trick against Young Boys on Thursday.

The Belgian missed several chances against the Foxes, but he was in the right place at the right time to grab a point for Roberto Martinez's team although he will be grateful to Upson for deflecting the ball in.

Lukaku was not the only poor performer for the hosts on Sunday. Everton were poor all over the pitch and can count themselves lucky to claim a point.

Ross Barkley was hooked after 53 minutes following a poor display and Aaron Lennon quickly faded after a bright start.

Tim Howard was also poor. The American goalkeeper gave his critics further ammunition by flapping at two crosses, which allowed the Premier League's bottom club to score twice.

Nigel Pearson will be bitterly disappointed not to take all three points from his trip to Merseyside, but he can take heart from the fact that his team are now four points closer to safety, rather than five.

Everton took a while to get going in Switzerland on Thursday and it was much the same case at Goodison Park as Leicester started strongly.

Jeffrey Schlupp was their most dangerous player in the opening stages, firing a low drive at Howard.

Schlupp burst into the box moments later and it needed the combined efforts of three Everton players to stop the Ghanaian.

The home fans were unhappy as Everton lacked any pace or purpose going forward. They briefly woke from their slumber when Lukaku collected and went clean through following an incisive pass by Barkley, but the striker was offside.

Everton wasted the few chances they had in the first half. Barkley curled a 20-yard free-kick into the Park End and Lukaku did the same moments later.

Andrej Kramaric came close at the other end when he curled his shot a foot over Howard's goal.

John Stones then put in a last-ditch block to deny Schlupp in first half injury time.

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