Craig Shakespeare’s winning start came to a shuddering end as Leicester City were beaten by Everton in a six-goal thriller on Merseryside.
The Foxes manager had won five on the trot but was denied a Premier League record-equally sixth triumph by the Toffees at Goodison Park.
Shakespeare, perhaps with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Atletico Madrid, rang the changes for this one.
Daniel Amartey, Marc Albrighton, Islam Slimani, Yohan Benalouane, Andy King and Ben Chilwell all came into the Foxes starting XI.
Ronald Koeman made two changes to his Everton team as Morgan Schneiderlin and Matthew Pennington came in for Gareth Barry and Ashley Williams.
The Dutchman had barely taken his seat when he leapt to his feet to celebrate the opening goal as Tom Davies scored within seconds of the kick-off.
But it was a crazy opening 10 minutes as Leicester turned the tables with a quick-fire double response from returning pair Slimani and Albrighton.
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The Toffees battled back back with Romelu Lukaku heading in the equaliser – before Phil Jagielka putting them back in front just before half-time.
That gave the two managers a chance to catch their breath and try and get their teams organised for the second-half at Goodison.
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Lukaku has been the shining light for Everton this season up front, leading to speculation he could make a sensational return to Chelsea this summer.
He added a few more pounds to his price-tag with this performance as he gave his team a two-goal cushion by netting his second of the afternoon on the hour.
That was the big Belgian’s 23rd strike of the season, a total that exceeds Middlesbrough’s tally for the campaign, as he continues to impress.
Leicester remain short of the magical 40-point mark but already look sure of safety as their attention now turns to trying to conquer Europe.
They shocked the football world by lifting the Premier League trophy last year, however few would bet on them grabbing an even bigger pot in June.