Europa League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
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Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Romelu Lukaku scores
Romelu Lukaku became Everton's record scorer in European competition with his penalty
  • Everton come from behind to win
  • Lukaku becomes club's record European scorer
  • Second leg in Ukraine on 19 March

Romelu Lukaku's late penalty gave Everton a vital lead to take to Dynamo Kiev after the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

A bad week for English clubs in Europe seemed to be getting worse when Oleg Gusev swept the Ukrainian side ahead.

The home side had started slowly but Lukaku's brilliant run teed Steven Naismith up to level before the break.

And the striker converted from the spot after Danilo Silva handled in the area to give the Blues a slender lead.

If they can hold it in Ukraine on 19 March, Everton will set up a first European quarter-final in 30 years, an achievement set against the backdrop of a woeful league campaign.

Manager Roberto Martinez has conceded his side - six points above the relegation zone - face the harsh reality of a scrap for league survival but European commitments continue to offer respite.

Lukaku - much maligned for his league form in recent weeks - became the club's record European goalscorer with seven goals when his penalty squirmed under 40-year-old goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy with eight minutes remaining.

The Belgian impressed throughout, completing 86% of his passes and the visitors - who have never won in England - were often stretched by his runs into channels.

Romelu Lukaku

Martinez will hope this hard-earned win can provide a platform for just a second league victory of 2015 against Newcastle at Goodison on Sunday, while more optimistic fans may have one eye on a Europa League final appearance in Warsaw on 27 May.

Everton have made light work of sides well positioned in their own domestic leagues in the competition, including German side Wolfsburg and Swiss team Young Boys, but it was not until Lukaku became heavily involved after half an hour that they started to trouble Ukraine's league leaders.

Gusev's near-post volley after he lost marker Ross Barkley saw Kiev notch a crucial away goal and only when the sides meet again will it become clear if Everton's slow start proves decisive over two legs.

It was not until Lukaku shot wide from 40 yards with Shovkovskiy out of his goal did Everton find any momentum and his presence quickly grew in significance.

The 21-year-old saw a powerful volley graze the crossbar and showed strength beyond his years to fend off several challenges before passing for Naismith to curl home from 12 yards.

Everton did not look back and missed chances in the second half as they attacked the Gwladys Street End through Gareth Barry's miscue from 12 yards and Lukaku's own blunder from a Naismith flick in the six-yard box.

And their pressure was rewarded late on when substitute Leon Osman crossed against the hand of Silva, to allow Lukaku to net the goal his performance deserved from the spot.

Oleg Gusev
Oleg Gusev's near-post run allowed him to volley a third Europa League goal of the campaign
Steven Naismith scores
Steven Naismith's leveller arrived as Everton gained momentum late in the opening half

Line-ups

Everton

  • 24Howard
  • 23Coleman
  • 30Alcaraz
  • 6Jagielka
  • 29Garbutt
  • 16McCarthy
  • 18Barry
  • 14Naismith
  • 20BarkleySubstituted forOsmanat 74'minutes
  • 11MirallasBooked at 16minsSubstituted forKonéat 64'minutes
  • 10R Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 4Gibson
  • 9Koné
  • 17Besic
  • 19Atsu
  • 21Osman
  • 27Browning

Dynamo Kiev

  • 1Shovkovskiy
  • 24Vida
  • 2da Silva
  • 6Dragovic
  • 5Antunes
  • 4Miguel VelosoSubstituted forChumakat 84'minutes
  • 16Sydorchuk
  • 10Yarmolenko
  • 29BuyalskySubstituted forGarmashat 67'minutes
  • 20GusevSubstituted forKravetsat 76'minutes
  • 85MbokaniBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 19Garmash
  • 22Kravets
  • 23Rybka
  • 28Chumak
  • 34Khacheridi
  • 45Kalitvintsev
  • 91Teodorczyk
Referee:
Carlos Velasco Carballo

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamDynamo Kiev
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 2, Dynamo Kyiv 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 2, Dynamo Kyiv 1.

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

Foul by Yevhen Chumak (Dynamo Kyiv).

Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

Denis Garmash (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dieumerci Mbokani (Dynamo Kyiv) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James McCarthy (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dieumerci Mbokani (Dynamo Kyiv).

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).

Yevhen Chumak (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Dynamo Kyiv. Yevhen Chumak replaces Miguel Veloso.

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Artem Kravets (Dynamo Kyiv).

Goal!

Goal! Everton 2, Dynamo Kyiv 1. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Danilo Silva (Dynamo Kyiv) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Artem Kravets (Dynamo Kyiv) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergiy Sydorchuk.

Substitution

Substitution, Dynamo Kyiv. Artem Kravets replaces Oleg Gusev.

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

Foul by Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Leon Osman replaces Ross Barkley.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McCarthy.

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

Foul by Danilo Silva (Dynamo Kyiv).

Offside, Everton. Phil Jagielka tries a through ball, but Ross Barkley is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Denis Garmash.

Substitution

Substitution, Dynamo Kyiv. Denis Garmash replaces Vitaliy Buyalsky.

Attempt missed. Gareth Barry (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

Attempt saved. Arouna Koné (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McCarthy with a cross.

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

Sergiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Arouna Koné replaces Kevin Mirallas.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danilo Silva (Dynamo Kyiv).

Antolin Alcaraz (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dieumerci Mbokani (Dynamo Kyiv).

Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vitaliy Buyalsky (Dynamo Kyiv).

Attempt missed. Dieumerci Mbokani (Dynamo Kyiv) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 12th March 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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