Europa League - Round of 32 - 2nd Leg
Everton3BSC Young Boys1

Everton 3-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 7-2)

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku now has 15 goals for the season
  • Everton are only British side remaining in Europa League
  • Lukaku brace makes it five individual goals in tie
  • Mirallas scores Everton's third goal in 3-1 home win
  • Merseysiders will discover last-16 opponents on Friday

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals to reach a total of five in the tie as Everton cruised past Young Boys to progress to the Europa League last 16.

The Belgian striker followed up his hat-trick in the 4-1 win in Switzerland with two more after Sekou Sanogo had given the visitors the lead.

Kevin Mirallas then made it 3-1 before the break as Everton ensured a safe passage into Friday's last-16 draw.

They are now the only British side remaining in the Europa League.

The Merseysiders are flying the flag after Liverpool, Tottenham and Celtic all exited the competition on Thursday.

A similar fate was never likely to befall Roberto Martinez's side after their exploits in Bern last week but a slow start to this encounter gave Young Boys a glimmer of hope and left the Goodison Park crowd frustrated.

Everton in the goals
After scoring just five times in their opening eight games of 2015, Everton have now scored nine in the last three.

It was the visitors who took the early lead after Tim Howard saved Milan Vilotic's header from Raphael Nuzzolo's shot and Sanogo reacted quickest to put in the rebound.

It could have been worse for Everton moments later with Scott Sutter heading against the bar from Gonzalo Zarate's corner.

However, the Toffees were soon level after Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Wolfli fouled Steven Naismith in the area, following Lukaku's delightful back heel.

Lukaku confidently slotted home the penalty and Everton soon had the lead on the night as the striker netted his 15th of the campaign. The Belgian volleyed home after he had been picked out by full back Luke Garbutt.

The hosts missed good chances through Gareth Barry, Antolin Alcaraz and Mirallas, with Wolfli saving in style to deny the latter.

But Darron Gibson, who was making his first start since November, set up number three before the break with a slide-rule pass that found Mirallas, who coolly sidefooted home.

Lukaku was unable to get a hat-trick and was substituted just moments after the break. He appeared to be clutching his hamstring but manager Martinez later suggested that the substitution was merely down to tiredness.

This was a first home win of 2015 for Everton, who went in search of further goals, and Mirallas was unfortunate to be denied by the wrong-footed Wolfli's trailing leg.

Lukaku's replacement Arouna Kone might have added to the scoreline but was also thwarted by Wolfli and then saw a shot deflect off the post.

Young Boys supporters
The away support at Goodison Park added plenty of colour to the evening.
Arouna Kone
Arouna Kone was unfortunate not to add to add to his one goal this season when his second-half shot hit the post.
Tim Howard
Tim Howard has made four appearances since injury but has yet to keep a clean sheet since November.
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku was withdrawn just three minutes into the second half.

Line-ups

Everton

  • 24Howard
  • 23Coleman
  • 30Alcaraz
  • 6Jagielka
  • 29Garbutt
  • 16McCarthySubstituted forBesicat 61'minutes
  • 4Gibson
  • 18Barry
  • 11Mirallas
  • 10R LukakuSubstituted forKonéat 49'minutes
  • 14NaismithSubstituted forOsmanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 3Baines
  • 9Koné
  • 17Besic
  • 20Barkley
  • 21Osman
  • 27Browning

BSC Young Boys

  • 1Wölfli
  • 23Sutter
  • 4Vilotic
  • 21Rochat
  • 8LecjaksSubstituted forBürkiat 57'minutes
  • 35Sanogo Junior
  • 6Bertone
  • 19Zarate
  • 31KuboSubstituted forAfumat 76'minutes
  • 29NuzzoloSubstituted forGerndtat 68'minutes
  • 99Hoarau

Substitutes

  • 3Hadergjonaj
  • 7Afum
  • 9Gerndt
  • 11Steffen
  • 16Sulejmanov
  • 18Mvogo
  • 93Bürki
Referee:
Stefan Johannesson

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamBSC Young Boys
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away19
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 3, BSC Young Boys 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 3, BSC Young Boys 1.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bertone (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Sutter.

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).

Milan Vilotic (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Leonardo Bertone (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Darron Gibson (Everton).

Attempt missed. Arouna Koné (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Leon Osman with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Barry (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

Offside, Everton. Arouna Koné tries a through ball, but Seamus Coleman is caught offside.

Foul by Sekou Sanogo Junior (BSC Young Boys).

Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz (Everton).

Attempt missed. Scott Sutter (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Alexander Gerndt (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Leon Osman replaces Steven Naismith.

Offside, Everton. Kevin Mirallas tries a through ball, but Arouna Koné is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, BSC Young Boys. Samuel Afum replaces Yuya Kubo.

Arouna Koné (Everton) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Alexander Gerndt (BSC Young Boys).

Arouna Koné (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Leonardo Bertone (BSC Young Boys) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Zarate.

Attempt saved. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darron Gibson.

Milan Vilotic (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arouna Koné (Everton).

Substitution

Substitution, BSC Young Boys. Alexander Gerndt replaces Raphaël Nuzzolo.

Attempt blocked. Yuya Kubo (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Leonardo Bertone (BSC Young Boys) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Zarate.

Leonardo Bertone (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).

Attempt saved. Arouna Koné (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz (Everton).

Foul by Sekou Sanogo Junior (BSC Young Boys).

Arouna Koné (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Muhamed Besic replaces James McCarthy.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Marco Bürki.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 26th February 2015

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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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