Tag: Phil Jagielka

Europa League: Dynamo Kiev 5-2 Everton

England’s last remaining team exited European competition as Everton were soundly beaten in their last-16 Europa League tie against Dynamo Kiev.

In a week where Manchester City and Arsenal exited the Champions League, poor defending cost Everton in Ukraine, as they lost 6-4 on aggregate.

Romelu Lukaku’s strike cancelled out Andriy Yarmolenko’s wonderful opener.

But Lukasz Teodorczyk, Miguel Veloso, Oleg Gusev and Antunes scored, before Phil Jagielka’s headed consolation.

Everton’s resounding defeat ends a dismal month for English sides in Europe, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham also knocked out.

The collective failings mean the country does not have a side in the last eight of the Europa League or Champions League for the first time since 1995.

It will pose further questions on the strength of the domestic game and Martinez will likely be quizzed about his team’s defensive generosity as they surrendered a 2-1 first-leg lead in their first European away loss of the season.

Though they can look at two Ross Barkley efforts which hit the post as unfortunate, indecision littered their work at the back as hopes of a first European trophy since 1985 were ended.

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Europa League: Everton 3-0 Lille

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.

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Euro 2016 Qualifying: Engalnd 5-0 San Marino

England completed a routine 5-0 win over San Marino in Euro 2016 qualifying at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson’s side led at half-time courtesy of goals from Phil Jagielka and Wayne Rooney, the latter from the penalty spot, before Danny Welbeck, substitute Andros Townsend and an Alex Della Valle own goal gave the scoreline a truer reflection.

England remain on top of Group E on goal difference ahead of Lithuania, who overcame Estonia 1-0 at home in Vilnius on Thursday evening.

The national side’s next match is a trip to face Estonia on Sunday night, but there appears little in this section for England to fear as they look to validate their qualification for the finals in France.

England should really have had six goals against the world’s lowest ranked country, but substitute Adam Lallana had a goal disallowed for offside when he was clearly onside.

After a 2-0 win over Switzerland in their opening match, England have six points from their first two games.

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