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Sporting   3 - 0   Everton (agg 4 - 2)

Everton show their disappointment aftre their defeat in Lisbon
It was a night of crushing disappointment for Everton and their supporters

By Paul Fletcher

Everton crashed out of the Europa League after being outclassed by Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of their last-32 tie in Portugal.

Miguel Veloso's close-range strike and Pedro Mendes's deflected 22-yard shot beat Tim Howard before Matias Fernandez struck in injury-time.

Howard had to deny Joao Moutinho, while a Yannick Djalo free-kick hit the bar.

Everton went close through a curling effort from Steven Pienaar, while Rui Patricio saved from Louis Saha.

But the late goal that Everton conceded in their 2-1 first-leg victory at Goodison Park has ultimately proved costly - ensuring as it did that Sporting approached the second leg with renewed optimism.

Even so, until Fernandez struck right at the death, a goal for the visiting team would have taken the tie to extra-time.

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However, in truth Sporting were the superior team and Everton, who lacked ambition until it was far too late, rarely looked like breaching the opposition defence.

It was far from the humiliation that the Toffees suffered on their previous visit to Lisbon - the 5-0 drubbing at Benfica earlier in the competition - but that will be of no consolation to David Moyes, who cut a frustrated figure as he harangued officials during the final minutes of the tie.

The defeat effectively ends any hopes of Everton winning any silverware this season, although there was at least some good news with the return of Phil Jagielka as a second-half substitute after a long-term injury.

Sporting, playing in front of a vocal if far from capacity crowd at the Jose Alvalade Stadium, took just a few minutes to threaten Howard's goal.

A sweeping move culminated with the impressive Marat Izmailov cutting inside Joseph Yobo before shooting low across goal, forcing a good save from Howard.

With Johnny Heitinga cup-tied and Sylvain Distin suspended, Everton had a new central defensive partnership in Yobo and Philippe Senderos - and the latter was very harshly penalised for a foul on Yannick Djalo.

It would have been tough on Everton if their Portuguese opponents had scored from the subsequent opportunity but Sporting skipper Moutinho saw his brilliant strike rebound off the woodwork, while Tonel missed the rebound.

Sporting's creative players were too often given too much time on the ball and continued to threaten, with Veloso striking another free-kick and Izmailov striking wide after Everton wasted several chances to clear the ball.

In contrast, Everton offered virtually nothing in the opening 45 minutes, with Landon Donovan an anonymous figure and Saha, on the day of his recall to the France squad, isolated in attack.

The visiting side did have the ball in the net just before the interval when Senderos slid in to convert a deep Leighton Baines free-kick but the defender was penalised for offside.

The low-key start to the second half would have suited Everton as they defended their first-leg advantage, while Pienaar, who like so many of his team-mates saw precious little of the ball, narrowly missed with a curling effort from 25 yards.

Sporting gradually increased the pressure and Howard made an instinctive save from Moutinho but could not prevent Veloso from stabbing the ball home from six yards.

Everton boss David Moyes
Moyes was infuriated by several refereeing decisions

Everton suddenly started to show an urgency that had been previously absent and the tie might have changed if Rui Patricio had not smothered a left-foot strike from Saha.

But Sporting continued to grow the greater threat in attack and former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Rangers midfielder Mendes scored with a low strike that took a helpful deflection.

Sporting secured their last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid when they pounced on the break in the 93rd-minute and Fernandez finished off the move by fortuitously taking the ball around the unlucky Howard.

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sporting 3-0 Everton FT
(HT 0-0)(agg 4-2)
  • Veloso 64
  • Mendes 77
  • Fernandez 90+4

    Sporting

    • 01 Rui Patricio
    • 03 Daniel Carrico
    • 13 Tonel
    • 18 Grimi (Carlos Saleiro 62)
    • 78 Abel yellow card
    • 02 Mendes
    • 07 Izmailov (Fernandez 90)
    • 24 Veloso
    • 28 Joao Moutinho
    • 20 Djalo
    • 31 Liedson (Anderson Polga 90+2)

    Substitutes

    • 16 Tiago,
    • 04 Anderson Polga,
    • 06 Adrien Silva,
    • 10 Vukcevic,
    • 14 Fernandez,
    • 25 Bruno Pereirinha,
    • 09 Carlos Saleiro

    Everton

    Substitutes

    Ref: YefetAtt: 17,609
    SPORTING
    EVERTON

    Possession

    • Sporting 50%
    • Everton 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Sporting 9
    • Everton 1

    Attempts off target

    • Sporting 6
    • Everton 1

    Corners

    • Sporting 7
    • Everton 2

    Fouls

    • Sporting 15
    • Everton 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:21 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:41 GOAL - Matias FernandezSporting 3 - 0 Everton Matias Fernandez finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sporting 3 (4)-(2) 0 Everton.
    • 90:00+2:18 The referee gives a free kick against Miguel Carlos Saleiro for handball. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:32 Substitution Correa Anderson Polga replaces Da Silva Liedson.
    • 89:25 Substitution Matias Fernandez is brought on as a substitute for Marat Izmailov.
    • 88:41 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines.
    • 87:31 Foul by Da Silva Liedson on Phil Jagielka, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 86:33 Yanick Djalo takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
    • 84:01 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Felipe Joao Moutinho.
    • 82:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Saha on Miguel Veloso. Free kick taken by Filipe Daniel Carrico.
    • 81:16 Da Silva Liedson challenges Phil Jagielka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
    • 80:41 Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 80:41 Booking Fernando Abel booked.
    • 80:35 Fernando Abel concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar.
    • 78:47 Marat Izmailov restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:47 Booking Steven Pienaar goes into the book.
    • 78:41 Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marat Izmailov.
    • 77:58 Felipe Joao Moutinho has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 77:53 The ball is delivered by Miguel Carlos Saleiro, clearance made by Joseph Yobo.
    • 76:09 Marat Izmailov provided the assist for the goal.
    • 76:09 GOAL - Pedro MendesSporting 2 - 0 Everton Pedro Mendes fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sporting 2 (3)-(2) 0 Everton.
    • 75:40 Yanick Djalo takes a shot from 12 yards. Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 74:45 Handball decision goes against Jack Rodwell. Pedro Rui Patricio takes the free kick.
    • 74:16 Louis Saha takes a shot. Save made by Pedro Rui Patricio.
    • 74:05 Phil Neville produces a cross, Antonio Leonel Tonel makes a clearance.
    • 73:12 Mikel Arteta fouled by Yanick Djalo, the ref awards a free kick. Joseph Yobo restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:21 Substitution Ayegbeni Yakubu replaces Landon Donovan.
    • 71:49 The ball is swung over by Miguel Veloso, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:59 Miguel Carlos Saleiro challenges Joseph Yobo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Yobo restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:50 Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Felipe Joao Moutinho. Centre by Felipe Joao Moutinho, Da Silva Liedson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Howard.
    • 68:25 Mikel Arteta is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Antonio Leonel Tonel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:31 Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Pedro Rui Patricio makes a save.
    • 66:16 Centre by Leighton Baines, clearance by Filipe Daniel Carrico.
    • 63:38 The assist for the goal came from Yanick Djalo.
    • 63:38 GOAL - Miguel VelosoSporting 1 - 0 Everton Miguel Veloso finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sporting 1 (2)-(2) 0 Everton.
    • 62:39 Steven Pienaar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
    • 61:38 Substitution Leandro Grimi leaves the field to be replaced by Miguel Carlos Saleiro.
    • 60:54 Substitution (Everton) makes a substitution, with Jack Rodwell coming on for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
    • 60:11 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Miguel Veloso.
    • 59:46 Fernando Abel produces a cross, volleyed right-footed shot by Felipe Joao Moutinho. Fantastic save by Tim Howard.
    • 58:25 Filipe Daniel Carrico challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:49 Louis Saha is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Pedro Rui Patricio.
    • 57:32 Leighton Baines delivers the ball.
    • 56:02 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Felipe Joao Moutinho from the left by-line, clearance by Joseph Yobo.
    • 55:22 Unfair challenge on Fernando Abel by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov results in a free kick. Fernando Abel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:43 Short corner taken by Miguel Veloso.
    • 51:03 Substitution Phil Jagielka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Philippe Senderos.
    • 50:45 Shot from just outside the box by Yanick Djalo goes over the bar.
    • 48:59 Leighton Baines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Da Silva Liedson. Free kick taken by Miguel Veloso.
    • 46:13 Leandro Grimi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:12 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:10 Antonio Leonel Tonel challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 44:05 The offside flag is raised against Philippe Senderos. Pedro Rui Patricio restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:59 Leandro Grimi concedes a free kick for a foul on Landon Donovan. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
    • 41:56 The referee gives a free kick against Landon Donovan for handball. Pedro Rui Patricio takes the indirect free kick.
    • 39:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on Miguel Veloso. Miguel Veloso takes the free kick.
    • 37:53 Landon Donovan is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Pedro Rui Patricio.
    • 37:29 The referee blows for offside against Da Silva Liedson. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 35:00 Da Silva Liedson challenges Joseph Yobo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joseph Yobo takes the indirect free kick.
    • 33:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Landon Donovan on Felipe Joao Moutinho. Miguel Veloso restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 31:21 Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Fernando Abel results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 31:21 Fernando Abel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 30:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Felipe Joao Moutinho on Mikel Arteta. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
    • 30:29 Da Silva Liedson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Yobo. Joseph Yobo takes the free kick.
    • 30:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pedro Mendes by Mikel Arteta. Miguel Veloso restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:21 Marat Izmailov has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 20:41 Felipe Joao Moutinho takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Joseph Yobo makes a clearance.
    • 19:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Da Silva Liedson. Strike comes in from Miguel Veloso from the free kick, Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
    • Correction - 15:16 Foul by Philippe Senderos on Yanick Djalo, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Felipe Joao Moutinho from the free kick, Close range shot by Da Silva Liedson goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 15:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Yanick Djalo. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Felipe Joao Moutinho, Da Silva Liedson has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
    • 14:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leandro Grimi by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Filipe Daniel Carrico takes the indirect free kick.
    • 13:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Felipe Joao Moutinho by Phil Neville. Miguel Veloso restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12:26 Da Silva Liedson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 11:39 Corner taken by Miguel Veloso.
    • 8:11 Antonio Leonel Tonel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 6:18 Corner taken by Felipe Joao Moutinho from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 4:01 Marat Izmailov takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
    • 2:53 Steven Pienaar is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Pedro Rui Patricio.
    • 0:23 Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Da Silva Liedson results in a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    see also
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    25 Feb 10 |  Everton
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