Europa League: Everton win while Tottenham draw 0-0

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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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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."