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Summary

  1. Gusev hooks home volley from a corner
  2. Precise Naismith finish from Lukaku pass
  3. Lukaku pen after Silva handball
  4. Return leg in Ukraine on 19 March

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

At least one English club is willing to show some spirit in Europe. By the time the Toffees kick-off the second leg in Kiev next Thursday they could be the last club flying the flag for British football in Europe. Thanks for your company.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Roberto Martinez is now addressing the national media and his thoughts have already turned to Sunday's home game with Newcastle. "On Sunday, we need that level of performance we saw in the second half tonight," says the Spaniard.

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Morgan Davies: Much better from Everton tonight, really pleasing performance. Excellent refereeing display was also great to see.

Si's Insights: Good performance from, and deserved win for, Everton. I just hope they don't live to regret the away goal.

Steven McNamara: The Europa league is underrated. Champions League hugely overrated, far too hyped. Celtic fan hoping Everton win the competition.

Phil Woodward: Why don't teams in Europa League play their league game on a Monday night? Maybe Premier League clubs will take it seriously? Well done Toffees.

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Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

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"Good win for the Toffees - hopefully that will give the lads confidence now for the run in."

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Paul, Wigan fan: Everton fans beware, we loved the FA Cup run with Roberto Martinez but relegation and the Championship have taken the taste away.

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Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Everton have won just two of their previous eight games after playing in Europe this season. Can this performance be a turning point?

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Two-time Everton league title winner

Kevin Sheedy: A good win after going behind. The game highlighted how big a player Romelu Lukaku is for us. Now for Newcastle.

Manager reaction

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Everton manager Roberto Martinez
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez on ITV: "We learned that when we have got that tempo in our play and when we use the character we have we are a very strong team. We started with the team edgy and with a bit of anxiety in our game.

"We scored a very good goal and had one cleared off the line. You could see the momentum carrying us through. We then kept Dynamo Kiev very, very quiet and in those situations you can be exposed.

"Overall it was a very good performance and the reaction shows we are a very good team. We are not favourites as the home team always has a little advantage. Now we are looking forward to the second leg as we travel well in Europe. It is a challenge we are looking forward to."

Player reaction

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku
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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku on ITV: "I'm very happy with the team performance. The team reacted well after first half. We should have maybe scored three goals to be safe but they have top class players.

"It's up there with my best performances. Now we have to focus on the league as we are not doing too well.

"Everyone up front was scared to have the ball and we put the defenders and the midfielders in danger, but after 20 minutes we improved. Now we are into the last third of season and if we want to save the season we have to keep playing like this.

"We are favourites, but it will be difficult over there."

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Roberto Martinez disagrees with Romelu Lukaku's assessment that Everton are favourites to progress. The Toffees boss tells TV his team produced a 'mature' performance and his players produced a 'terrific' reaction to falling behind.

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Vitolo
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Sevilla midfielder Vitolo scored the fastest ever goal in the Europa League as defending champions Sevilla beat Villarreal 3-1 at the Estadio El Madrigal in an all-Spanish tie. The forward scored virtually straight from the kick-off - finishing from Kevin Gameiro's lofted pass after 13.21 seconds.

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Italian side Napoli fought back from going a goal down inside two minutes to beat Dinamo Moscow, who had Roman Zobnin sent off shortly after the break, 3-1 at the Stadio San Paolo.

Seydou Keita headed in from Alessandro Florenzi's corner to give Roma what could prove to be vital away goal and earned a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Viola goalkeeper Neto had saved a penalty from Roma's Adem Ljajic moments earlier.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

It's Newcastle United at home on Sunday for Roberto Martinez's side before the second leg in Kiev. And boy, Everton need the points.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Two-time Everton league title winner

Neville Southall: Good result, good performance, good attitude, good tempo. Please do the same Sunday.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Romelu Lukaku has just told TV his penalty is one of the biggest goals of his Everton career. He says the Toffees are favourites to reach the quarter-finals. Agree Blues fans?

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

My question for Roberto Martinez is simple: Why on earth can't Everton play like that in the Premier League?

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Will Oleg Gusev's away goal prove vital for Kiev? Not too long to wait to find out. The deciding leg is next Thursday.

FULL-TIME

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Romelu Lukaku
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Rousing applause around Goodison Park. Everton come from behind to take a narrow lead to Ukraine.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Another Everton attack. Dynamo Kiev's defenders are throwing their bodies in front of everything.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Two minutes added time remaining. Everton attacking to the end. Can they get a third?

YELLOW CARD

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Dieumerci Mbokani is rightly given a yellow card after a crunching challenge with James McCarthy.

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Robbie in New Malden: Wish English teams took the Europa League more seriously, been some fascinating match ups tonight, with top sides providing top games.

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Dynamo Kiev have erupted a white wall in front of their keeper. They'll be happy to escape with a narrow defeat.

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Ben Goodwin: Romelu Lukaku scores a vital goal every four or five matches, does nothing in the others, and is forever considered "regaining form".

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Another near miss as Leon Osman connects with Romelu Lukaku's cross but the ball fizzes just wide of the Kiev goal. This is incredible pressure from Everton.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Everton aren't sitting back on this lead. Romelu Lukaku is again looking to power his way through Kiev's defence. Here comes another chance.

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev

Romelu Lukaku celebrates
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Goodison is bouncing. Romelu Lukaku has become Everton's leading scorer in Europe. The Toffees deservedly have a lead. Can Kiev respond in the final few minutes?

GOAL

Everton 2-1 Dynamo Kiev - Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku scores from the penalty spot
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It's in! Just. Romelu Lukaku scores his seventh goal of this Europa League campaign but the Kiev keeper almost gets a foot. It's not a great pen, struck right down the middle and not all that powerfully. Everton don't care. They have the lead.

PENALTY TO EVERTON

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Handball from Danilo Silva - clearly handling Leon Osman's cross. Needless.

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Fiorentina
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Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto has saved a penalty from Roma's Adem Ljajic to preserve his side's 1-0 lead at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Meanwhile, a Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick has given Napoli a 3-1 lead against ten-man Dinamo Moscow and defending champions Sevilla lead 3-1 at Villarreal.

TEN MINUTES REMAINING

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Still one way traffic. But for all their attacking intent Everton are still on level terms. They need to take one of these chances.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Boos ring out at Goodison. But they're not directed at Roberto Martinez. Instead it's Oleg Gusev who is on the receiving end of the fans' frustration as he eats up a few extra seconds by walking off ever so slowly. Artem Kravets is the new man on.

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Everything Sport: Steven Naismith highly underrated. Always drives Everton and almost as much of a talisman as Lukaku.

Karn: Everton fans disgraceful calling for Martinez's head. Worshipped him last year. He could win you this cup and be in Champions League.

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SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Olexandr Shovkovskiy has been anything but convincing but the Kiev keeper gets his angles right to keep out another fierce attempt by Romelu Lukaku.

Another change. Leon Osman, who knows how to score, comes on for Ross Barkley for the final 17 minutes or so. Everton are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this to establish the lead.

CLOSE!

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

So much talk about Andriy Yarmolenko before this game. We've not seen too much of Kiev's danger man until now as he creates space for himself just outside the area before teeing up a shot...and firing just over. Oh so close.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Kiev make a change - with the experienced Denys Garmash replacing Vitaliy Buyalskiy.

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

Everton
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James McCarthy whips in a pin-point cross for Arouna Kone. The Everton sub, seven yards out, leaps high above his marker but his header is just about kept out by the keeper.

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Cameron Laws: A lot of people forget Lukaku is still only 21 years old. His ability for that age is remarkable, he'll keep improving.

Jamie Yates: We don't want Martinez football, Moyes football or anyone else's brand of football at Goodison Park. We want EVERTON football.

DSM: This Dynamo Kiev keeper is truly appalling, he's about on par with the legendary Massimo Taibi.

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SUBSTITUTION

Positive change by Roberto Martinez as midfielder Kevin Mirallas is replaced by striker Arouna Kone.

Everton 1-1 Dynamo Kiev

This is a belter. Dynamo Kiev remind everyone they still carry a threat as Dieumerci Mbokani heads onto the roof of the net after Everton fail to clear a corner. There's movement on Everton's subs bench.

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Gonzalo Higuain
Reuters

Gonzalo Higuain has bagged a hat-trick to give Napoli a 3-1 lead against ten-man Dinamo Moscow, who had midfielder Roman Zobnin sent off shortly after the break at the Stadio San Paolo.

At the Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal's Luciano Vietto temporarily halved the deficit for the hosts before Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro netted two minutes later to make it 3-1 to defending champions in the all-Spanish tie.

Fiorentina are 1-0 up in their all-Italian tie with Roma.