Algeria's Mahrez helps Leicester beat Everton to ensure top slot in EPL

AP , Saturday 19 Dec 2015

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the second goal for Leicester from the penalty spot after Jamie Vardy (not pictured) drew a foul from Everton's Tim Howard (not pictured) (Reuters)

Leicester's fairytale run at the top of the English Premier League continued with a 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Riyad Mahrez converted the first of his two penalties a half-hour in after Ramiro Funes Mori brought down Shinji Okazaki in the area, only for Romelu Lukaku to equalize five minutes later by finding the net in his seventh consecutive match.

Mahrez's second successful penalty came after Tim Howard clipped Leicester striker Jamie Vardy as he tried to round the goalkeeper after an hour.

Vardy set up Okazaki for Leicester's third with a shot into the bottom corner.

Kevin Mirallas pulled another goal back for Everton near time.

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