Everton were humiliated by Dynamo Kiev in their Europa League last-16 clash, who made mincemeat of the Toffees’ aggregate lead ahead of Thursday night’s second leg, ultimately sending the Premier League strugglers out of the competition without a whimper, reports BBC
Outstanding performer Andriy Yarmolenko put the home side ahead in the 21st minute with a long range effort that flew into the top corner.
But Everton responded quickly. Striker Romelu Lukaku continued his fine run of form in the competition with a curled effort inside the half hour mark to restore Everton’s aggregate lead.
Kiev took little time to fight back, and it was Lukasz Teodorczyk’s close range effort that put the Ukrainians 2-1 up.
They doubled their lead on the night and went ahead on aggregate through Miguel Veloso, whose deflected effort gave Everton goalkeeper little chance.
After the break, and minutes before the hour mark, Kiev went 4-1 up through Oleg Gusev from close range.
Antunes scored Kiev’s fifth goal of the night midway through the second-half, hitting a fierce effort from 30 yards that Howard could do nothing about.
Everton pulled a goal back through Phil Jagielka late in the game, but it was mere scant consolation as the Toffees were knocked out of the competition in the last-16.
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