Everton booked their place in the last-16 of the Europa League with a very convincing home win against Swiss side Young Boys. Romelu Lukaku continued his fine run in the competition with a brace, as Roberto Martinez’s side came from behind to win, reports BBC
Young Boys took the lead 13 minutes into the game through Sekou Sanogo to threaten somewhat of a comeback. But their joy didn’t last too long as Everton found an equaliser.
Romelu Lukaku scored in the 25th minute from the spot, after the Merseyside outfit were awarded a penalty following a foul made by Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Wolfli on Everton forward Steven Naismith.
The Belgian international then put the hosts ahead just minutes later, before club and country teammates Kevin Mirallas made it 3-1 before the break. Everton maintained their lead in the second-half to record a very easy aggregate win over Young Boys.
The result sees Martinez’ side into the last-16 of the Europa League. Everton’s win caps what has been an impressive European campaign so far, and they’ll be hoping to replicate such performances in the Premier League.
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