Hello everyone and welcome to our live Everton blog for the Carabao Cup clash against Leicester City.

The Blues kick off at 7.45pm at Goodison Park tonight hoping to see off the Foxes and make it through to the semi-finals.

Phil Kirkbride and Sam Carroll will be providing team news, live match analysis, post-game reaction and plenty more from the press box this evening.

And Chris Beesley and Kathryn Batte will be back at ECHO HQ to keep you updated.

We'll also bring you any updates that tonight may hold on Everton's search for a new manager, after leading candidate Carlo Ancelotti held talks with Farhad Moshiri in London.

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Coleman's rallying cry

Everton’s players in a huddle. Coleman issuing one final rallying cry before the shoot-out


What a fightback by Everton. We go to penalties and Goodison is alive and kicking..

Davies’ volley reduced the deficit and then, in time added on, Baines, with a lovely stroke of his left foot, levelled the game.

Ferguson urges the crowd

Duncan Ferguson gesturing towards the Everton supporters to keep it going.

Loud. Very loud.


Goodison thought Jon Moss had pointed to the spot but he had awarded a goal kick

Five minutes to go...

Mason Holgate dispatches a long throw-in but it goes out for a Leicester City goal-kick. Less than five minutes remaining.

Fergson fuming

Duncan Ferguson absolutely livid as Leicester City make another substitution as Everton take a goal-kick.

The roof will fall off if the Blues can fashion an equaliser here.

Leicester running the clock down

Jeers around Goodison Park as Leicester hold up the game with another substitution.

This second-half has flown by. Surely there’s one more chance for Everton?

Tosun preferred to Niasse

Ferguson has two subs left to use. Does he chuck on Niasse for the last 10?

No he’s chucking on Tosun

Calvert-Lewin chance as Everton go forward

Given how tired Everton had looked at half-time, they have done ever so well to even give themselves a chance here.

Calvert-Lewin just heading over from a Kean cross.