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Everton's Euro dream comes crashing down after toothless display

Dynamo Kiev 5-2 Everton

By Ronnie Esplin

Everton crashed out of the Europa League after being punished for poor defending by a ruthless Dynamo Kiev side in Ukraine.

The Toffees led the last-16 tie 2-1 from the first leg at Goodison Park but suffered a crushing 5-2 defeat in the second encounter at the Olympic Stadium to go down 6-4 on aggregate, bringing British interest in European competition to an end for the season.

The crucial damage was done in the first half after a wonderful curling effort from Andriy Yarmolenko in the 21st minute had been equalised by Romelu Lukaku.

Six minutes later, Everton's slow reactions at the back allowed Lukasz Teodorczyk to prod home, and within another two minutes, Miguel Veloso met a failed attempted clearance by Toffees captain Phil Jagielka with a volley that deflected in.

Roberto Martinez's men then once again did not cover themselves in glory defensively 11 minutes into the second half when Dynamo added another goal, Oleg Gusev finishing from close range.

And the triumph for the Ukrainian league leaders was wrapped up in the 76th minute when Vitorino Antunes let fly superbly from distance, before Jagielka headed in an 82nd-minute consolation.

Martinez's players will now focus on trying to finish their disappointing Premier League season positively, with a trip to QPR next up on Sunday as they try to build on the morale-boosting 3-0 win over Newcastle.



DYNAMO KIEV: Shovkovskiy, da Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes, Rybalka, Veloso, Yarmolenko, Sydorchuk (Buyalsky 64), Gusev (Kalitvintsev 90), Teodorczyk (Kravets 75).

Goals: Yarmolenko 21, Teodorczyk 35, Veloso 37, Gusev 56, Antunes 76.

Subs not used: Garmash, Rybka, Burda, Mbokani Bezua.

EVERTON: Howard, Coleman, Alcaraz, Jagielka, Baines, McCarthy (Besic 78), Barry, Atsu (Osman 65), Barkley, Naismith (Koné 65), Lukaku.

Goals: Lukaku 29, Jagielka 82.

Subs not used: Robles, Gibson, Stones, Garbutt.

Man of the match: Yarmolenko (above)

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