Everton cruise to win over lacklustre Lille to go clear at the top of Group H.
Everton took control of Group H in the Europa League with a 3-0 win over a listless Lille side at Goodison Park.
After a cagey opening to the game, it was Leon Osmanwho opened the scoring with an excellent half-volleyed finish after 27 minutes, which was the perfect way to celebrate his new one-year contract extension.
The goal prompted a spell of Everton domination which culminated in Phil Jagielka’s headed goal from Aiden McGeady’s corner four minutes before half-time.
Lille offered almost nothing in response, with Liverpool-bound Divock Origi unable to make an impression on the game.
It was left to Steven Naismith to kill the game off on the hour-mark, as he smashed Leighton Baines’ cross into the roof of the net to send the Toffees three-points clear at the top of Group H.