Europa League - Round of 32 - 1st Leg
BSC Young Boys1Everton4

BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku is the fourth Everton player to score a European hat-trick
  • Lukaku hat-trick gives Everton control of tie
  • Young Boys had gone ahead with first attack
  • Stones sent off, Hoarau misses penalty
  • Everton secure second win in 12 games

Romelu Lukaku responded to recent fan criticism with a first Everton hat-trick in a fine Europa League round of 32 first-leg win over Young Boys.

The striker angered supporters earlier this month by telling a newspaper that he hoped to leave for a "top club".

He struck with a header, a right-foot shot and a left-foot shot after Young Boys scored through Guillaume Hoarau.

Seamus Coleman scored Everton's second, while Hoarau missed a second-half penalty after John Stones was sent off.

Since making a permanent £28m move to Everton from Chelsea in July, Lukaku has struggled to reach the levels of form he showed during a loan spell at Goodison Park last season.

But he had a prolific time against a Young Boys side who struggled with their offside trap all evening, and could have had at least two more goals after completing his hat-trick.

Uli Forte's side could point to the fact that two of Everton's three first-half goals looked to be offside.

But Everton deserve immense credit for adapting so well to the synthetic surface at the Stade de Suisse, having spent time in the build-up to the match training on the artificial pitch of rugby league side Widnes Vikings.

They had to come back from a goal down as Young Boys, who had won their previous seven European home games, scored with their first shot on target amid poor defending.

Raphael Nuzzolo broke down the left and played a square pass to former Paris St-Germain striker Hoarau, who was not closed down by Phil Jagielka and curled a right-foot shot beyond keeper Tim Howard from 25 yards.

Lukaku at the treble
Romelu Lukaku is the fourth Everton player to score a hat-trick in Europe - after Alan Ball, Andy Gray and Yakubu

Home keeper Yvon Mvogo made a fine double save to stop Lukaku's shot on the turn and Ross Barkley's follow-up, but perhaps should have kept out Everton's equaliser.

Gareth Barry chipped a ball in from the left, and Lukaku got in front of centre-back Steve von Bergen to direct a downward header that bounced inside the post despite Mvogo getting a hand to it.

Everton were in front four minutes later thanks to a fine move, although Steven Naismith looked offside as he collected Barkley's return pass before playing the ball through the keeper's legs for Coleman to turn in at the far post.

The visitors were soon two goals clear as Bryan Oviedo's back heel set up Barry to deliver a deflected cross that Lukaku touched in from three yards, as Young Boys appealed in vain again for offside.

Either side of that goal, Everton could have conceded, with Howard making a double save from Hoarau and Nuzzolo before James McCarthy made a remarkable clearance with his knee to turn Sekou Sanogo's goalbound shot on to the post.

Lukaku broke away to complete his hat-trick shortly before the hour mark, coolly lofting the ball beyond Mvogo.

Everton's night was soured when Stones received the first red card of his career, dragging down Hoarau and conceding a penalty after being beaten for pace by the France striker.

But Hoarau lifted his penalty well over the crossbar and it was the visitors who should have scored further goals, with Lukaku turning substitute Luke Garbutt's cross wide from five yards, and then seeing a shot saved by Mvogo after being put through.

Guillaume Hoarau
Young Boys took the lead with their first shot on target
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku had scored in two of Everton's previous three away games before scoring in Switzerland
Seamus Coleman
Seamus Coleman's tap-in was his first goal since scoring against Aston Villa in October
Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku's only previous hat-trick in English football was for West Brom against Manchester United in May 2013
Romelu Lukaku
Everton's three first-half goals came in the space of 15 minutes - Lukaku getting the third

Line-ups

BSC Young Boys

  • 18Mvogo
  • 3HadergjonajBooked at 89mins
  • 4Vilotic
  • 5Von Bergen
  • 8Lecjaks
  • 35Sanogo JuniorBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBertoneat 90'minutes
  • 14GajicSubstituted forGerndtat 70'minutes
  • 11SteffenSubstituted forSulejmanovat 79'minutes
  • 31Kubo
  • 29Nuzzolo
  • 99Hoarau

Substitutes

  • 1Wölfli
  • 6Bertone
  • 9Gerndt
  • 16Sulejmanov
  • 21Rochat
  • 23Sutter
  • 93Bürki

Everton

  • 24Howard
  • 23Coleman
  • 26StonesBooked at 62mins
  • 6Jagielka
  • 8OviedoSubstituted forGarbuttat 58'minutes
  • 16McCarthySubstituted forAlcarazat 70'minutes
  • 18Barry
  • 11Mirallas
  • 20BarkleyBooked at 49mins
  • 14NaismithBooked at 36mins
  • 10R LukakuBooked at 79minsSubstituted forAtsuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 4Gibson
  • 17Besic
  • 19Atsu
  • 29Garbutt
  • 30Alcaraz
  • 48Duffus
Referee:
Manuel De Sousa

Match Stats

Home TeamBSC Young BoysAway TeamEverton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, BSC Young Boys 1, Everton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, BSC Young Boys 1, Everton 4.

Attempt missed. Christian Atsu (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Seamus Coleman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, BSC Young Boys. Leonardo Bertone replaces Sekou Sanogo Junior.

Booking

Florent Hadergjonaj (BSC Young Boys) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christian Atsu (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Florent Hadergjonaj (BSC Young Boys).

Attempt blocked. Raphaël Nuzzolo (BSC Young Boys) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Gerndt.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Christian Atsu replaces Romelu Lukaku.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gareth Barry with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Milan Vilotic (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Yuya Kubo.

Offside, BSC Young Boys. Tauljant Sulejmanov tries a through ball, but Guillaume Hoarau is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Steven Naismith (Everton) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tauljant Sulejmanov.

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sekou Sanogo Junior (BSC Young Boys).

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, BSC Young Boys. Tauljant Sulejmanov replaces Renato Steffen.

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Renato Steffen (BSC Young Boys).

Offside, Everton. Seamus Coleman tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jan Lecjaks with a cross.

Corner, BSC Young Boys. Conceded by Antolin Alcaraz.

Attempt blocked. Jan Lecjaks (BSC Young Boys) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Guillaume Hoarau.

Corner, BSC Young Boys. Conceded by Steven Naismith.

Attempt saved. Alexander Gerndt (BSC Young Boys) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Renato Steffen (BSC Young Boys).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Antolin Alcaraz replaces James McCarthy.

Substitution

Substitution, BSC Young Boys. Alexander Gerndt replaces Milan Gajic.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Attempt blocked. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

Attempt saved. Sekou Sanogo Junior (BSC Young Boys) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Guillaume Hoarau should be disappointed.

Dismissal

John Stones (Everton) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by John Stones (Everton) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty BSC Young Boys. Guillaume Hoarau draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Brugge6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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