Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored in his eighth consecutive game in all competitions to ensure that the Toffees went into halftime level at 1-1 with Leicester City.
The visitors arrived at Goodison Park top of the Premier League table after collecting 35 points from their 16 games so far this season, but Claudio Ranieri has maintained that their focus remains on survival, as noted by The Mirror.
It appeared as though they were set to take another step closer to the ‘magic mark’ of 40 points or more, as Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot to give his side the lead.
The 24-year-old has now scored 12 goals and produced six assists in 16 outings this season as he continues to play a pivotal role for the club alongside Jamie Vardy.
However, the lead didn’t last long as Lukaku struck just five minutes later to ensure that the home faithful found their voice as the hosts started to find their feet and take control of proceedings.
After some clever build-up play from both Tom Cleverley and Ross Barkley, it was their Belgian teammate who was on hand yet again to find the back of the net after Danny Simpson had initially cleared off the line.
Roberto Martinez will naturally be delighted with Lukaku’s current form, as he will also be aware that three points this weekend could possibly take his side up into the top six in the table.
Meanwhile, Ranieri will be wary of his losing their momentum and will hope that they can at least secure a point on their travels in order to continue to lead the way in the table.