Europa League - Group H
EvertonEverton0FK KrasnodarFK Krasnodar1

Everton 0-1 FK Krasnodar

By Mike WhalleyBBC Sport
Ricardo Laborde
Ricardo Laborde scored the only goal
  • Laborde scores first-half goal for Krasnodar
  • Kone returns from 14-month injury absence
  • Ledson and Dowell among four Everton debutants
  • Everton through as Group H winners

Everton's much-changed side fell to a Europa League defeat as Krasnodar's Ricardo Laborde took advantage of a Joel Robles error to score the winner.

England Under-18 captain Ryan Ledson was one of four debutants as Roberto Martinez - whose side had already won Group H - gave his youngsters a chance.

Laborde ran on to a through ball and checked to score at the near post, with keeper Joel badly positioned.

Striker Arouna Kone played 90 minutes as he ended a 14-month injury absence.

Kone's inclusion in the Everton line-up was one of 10 changes Martinez made to the side beaten 1-0 at Manchester City in the Premier League last Saturday, with only Gareth Barry retaining his place, as 17-year-old midfielder Ledson made a solid impression.

Forward Kieran Dowell - capped by England at Under-18 level along with Ledson - also made his first senior appearance as an early substitute for hamstring injury victim Christian Atsu, while striker Chris Long and midfielder Gethin Jones came on late in the game.

But the most impressive of the young players given a chance by Martinez was left-back Luke Garbutt, making only his third Everton start as Leighton Baines was rested.

Who could Everton face next?
Europa League runners-up: Villarreal, Torino, Celtic, PSV Eindhoven, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Sevilla, Young Boys, Aalborg, Guingamp, Trabzonspor
Unseeded Champions League teams: Anderlecht, Roma, Ajax

Garbutt, 21, made a number of surging forward runs, the best of which came after a quarter-of-an-hour, when Conor McAleny just failed to connect with his low cross before the ball ran loose for Steven Pienaar's 25-yard shot to be pushed aside by keeper Andrei Sinitsin.

The former Leeds United youngster also tested Sinitsin with a second-half drive from out on the left.

Joel, making his first Everton appearance since March, suffered a bloody nose in keeping out Wanderson's drive towards the near post shortly after Pienaar's effort at the other end.

But the Spanish keeper was at fault as Krasnodar - who were already eliminated - took the lead in the 30th minute. Laborde escaped Pienaar's attentions to run clear, and although he was forced to check as Joel narrowed the angle, the keeper left his near post open for the Colombian forward to fire in from a tight angle.

Kone, harshly booked for an accidental first-half elbow on Vitali Kaleshin, completed his first senior match since suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in October 2013.

He had a smart shot on the turn beaten out by Sinitsin after Tyias Browning's cross was deflected into his path, but Everton could not find an equaliser despite a brighter second half.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "I thought we saw young players with a lot of talent, but they were very nervous in the first half. I don't think we saw their real quality in the first half, but in the second half they got rid of that fear and expressed themselves a lot better.

"The experience will be really helpful. They are different players after the game than they were before, and that is part of the development of a youngster.

"I know the talent the young players have and I think they have learned a massive lesson about how to enjoy yourself on a football pitch. I think these young players will be much more ready to compete on a football pitch after this."

Everton
Everton's line-up showed 10 changes to the one beaten at Manchester City
Ryan Ledson
Ryan Ledson captained England's Under-17 side to the European Championship title in May
Joel Robles
Everton keeper Joel Robles was culpable for Krasnodar's winner
Kieran Dowell
Kieran Dowell came on as an early substitute for Christian Atsu

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Robles
  • 27BrowningSubstituted forJonesat 90'minutes
  • 30Alcaraz
  • 18Barry
  • 29Garbutt
  • 19AtsuSubstituted forDowellat 11'minutes
  • 42Ledson
  • 8Oviedo
  • 22PienaarBooked at 60mins
  • 35McAlenySubstituted forLongat 80'minutes
  • 9KonéBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 39Grant
  • 41Long
  • 43Kenny
  • 45Griffiths
  • 46Williams
  • 50Jones
  • 51Dowell

FK Krasnodar

  • 88Sinitsyn
  • 98Petrov
  • 27R SigurdssonBooked at 81mins
  • 6GranqvistBooked at 2mins
  • 17Kaleshin
  • 21LabordeSubstituted forBurmistrovat 73'minutes
  • 11Izmailov
  • 8Gazinskiy
  • 33Pereyra
  • 22Ramos dos SantosSubstituted forAgeevat 90+1'minutes
  • 14do Carmo Carneiro

Substitutes

  • 19Burmistrov
  • 42Novak
  • 51Kavlinov
  • 71Kuzmichev
  • 76Ageev
  • 81Nesterenko
  • 83Starkov
Referee:
Istvan Kovacs

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamFK Krasnodar
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton 0, FK Krasnodar 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton 0, FK Krasnodar 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (FK Krasnodar).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Mauricio Pereyra (FK Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Oviedo (Everton).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FK Krasnodar. Aleksandr Ageev replaces Joãozinho.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Gethin Jones replaces Tyias Browning.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Joãozinho (FK Krasnodar) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arouna Koné (Everton) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a set piece situation.

  12. Booking

    Ragnar Sigurdsson (FK Krasnodar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (FK Krasnodar).

  14. Post update

    Chris Long (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Chris Long replaces Conor McAleny.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Ledson (Everton).

  17. Post update

    Mauricio Pereyra (FK Krasnodar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, FK Krasnodar. Nikita Burmistrov replaces Ricardo Laborde.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marat Izmailov (FK Krasnodar) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joãozinho.

  20. Post update

    Corner, FK Krasnodar. Conceded by Gareth Barry.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 11th December 2014

As It Stood

A

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

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Bruges6330102812
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 Kyiv6501124815
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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