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Toffees shine on Euro return

Mirallas' strike gave the Toffees a night to remember

By Staff Reporter

Everton's return to European football after five years away was marked with a fine 4-1 win over Wolfsburg.

Steven Naismith's deflected shot, Seamus Coleman's goal, Leighton Baines' penalty and Kevin Mirallas' strike gave the Toffees a night to remember at Goodison.

Ricardo Rodriquez's late free-kick got Wolfsburg a consolation but it was Everton's night in Europa League Group H.

"We're made up to score four against a team like that, we're very happy," said Baines.

On his partnership with Coleman – after both full-backs scored – he added: "We've got license to get forward and there are moments when we both go, and moments when one has to stay. We are getting the balance right and working on it all the time."

Everton lead the embryonic table after the other game between Lille and Krasnodar ended in a draw.

Naismith has scored three Premier League goals already but is likely to see tonight's effort taken off him after the ball struck Rodriquez on the way in.

"That's not the big issue, so long as we get the win, that's the main thing," he said.

"We broke their lines with some forward passes and created chances."

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