Europa League: Everton win while Tottenham draw 0-0

  • 19 September 2014
Everton Europa league win over Wolfsburg Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Everton have yet to lose in six European games against German opponents

Everton marked their Europa League return with a dominant 4-1 victory over Germans Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

The Toffees, back in the tournament for the first time since 2010, controlled much of the game as a Ricardo Rodriguez own goal and a Seamus Coleman header gave them a 2-0 half-time lead.

Leighton Baines put the game beyond Wolfsburg with a second-half penalty.

Kevin Mirallas drilled in a late fourth for Everton before Rodriguez grabbed a consolation with a curled free-kick.

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Image caption Tottenham failed to hit the target despite dominating possession against Partizan

Elsewhere, Tottenham began their Europa League campaign with a spirited goalless draw against Group C rivals and Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We knew it would be difficult. The result was fair.

"We competed and got a clean sheet. In the end it was a tough game and difficult to do well. We tried. One point was a fair result."