Everton Under-23s had the chance to top Group F if they managed to beat Leicester City this evening but lost 2-1 amid late drama at Holmes Park.
Rising teenage starlet Anthony Gordon looked to have created the winner for Alex Denny but two goals at end, the second scored from the penalty spot, gave the Foxes victory.
David Unsworth's side had already qualified for the the knockout stages, sitting 2nd on 10 points after wins over Portsmouth and Barnsley, but lost to the Foxes for the second time in the competition.
Everton U23s: Hewelt, Markelo, Garbutt (62' Sambou), Baningime (62' Gordon), Ouzounidis, Gibson, Evans, Denny, Lavery (62' Bramall), Baxter, Grant.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Astley.