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Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg, Partizan 0-0 Spurs, Salzburg 2-2 Celtic - Europa League LIVE
Follow all the latest LIVE updates throughout the night as the group stage of the Europa League begins. Join the debate on Facebook and Twitter!

Hosted by Danny Hart

23:00 BST

18/09/2014

CHEERIO

And that, my Europa friends, is that for the first week of group-stage matches. Thank you very much for following. We’ll be back on Saturday at 10:00 BST to bring you all the action from the Premier League. Matches include QPR v Stoke, Aston Villa v Arsenal and West Ham v Liverpool. Cheerio and see you then!
 

22:56 BST

18/09/2014

EUROPA LEAGUE BAD

Michel Vorm, Michel Vorm and Michel Vorm. What has the Dutchman got to do to start a game for Tottenham? Second-choice to Hugo Lloris in the Premier League, Vorm was again on the bench for today’s 0-0 draw at Partizan. If he’s not going to play in Europa League matches, when will he???

22:52 BST

18/09/2014

EUROPA LEAGUE GOOD

Away from the big victories, Asteras Tripolis - fifth in the Greek league last season - held Besiktas to a 1-1 draw away from home, Celtic earned a 2-2 draw at Salzburg but can count themselves unfortunate not to have won, while Dinamo Moscow sealed an impressive 2-1 at Panathinaikos.
 

22:48 BST

18/09/2014

BIGGEST WINNERS AND LOSERS

Steaua Bucharest 6-0 Aalborg
PAOK Salonika 6-1 Dinamo Minsk
Young Boys 5-0 Slovan Bratislava
Dinamo Zagreb 5-1 Astra Giurgiu

22:44 BST

18/09/2014

MARTINEZ ON HOWARD

More from Everton manager Roberto Martinez: “I thought Howard was magnificent in his concentration and the way he controlled his box. We defended really well but it was a shame we conceded in the last minute. Everyone is fighting for a place in the side. The team that played at West Brom did very well and it was important to introduce continuity. The demands are huge and we have to be ready as a squad.”

22:38 BST

18/09/2014

IN PICTURES

From Steven Naismith wheeling away in celebration after a goal he didn’t even score to Gonzalo Higuain netting for Napoli, you can check out all the best pictures from the first batch of Europa League group-stage fixtures below.

Gallery: Europa League matchday one
 

22:34 BST

18/09/2014

EVERTON REACTION

Everton manager Roberto Martinez told ITV Sport: “Wolfsburg are full of energy and if you allow that pressure to be successful you stop being a real threat... We used the gaps really well, we were very dynamic but I think we used our pressure a little bit better than them... The work-rate of the team was phenomenal and it was a real open game.”

22:28 BST

18/09/2014

WOLFSBURG REACTION: PART II

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking: “It’s obviously not the start that we hoped for and the coach cannot be happy with that. We should have gone into half-time just one goal down and then we conceded the second. Straight after the restart we conceded again and the game was lost. We have problems at the moment but congratulations to Everton. I’m annoyed rather than disappointed. The display we put up I wonder whether everyone had listened to me.”
 

22:25 BST

18/09/2014

WOLFSBURG REACTION

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs told Sky Germany: “They were very strong in every duel. They do not shy away from the opponent and they never give up. These are their strengths and they showed them tonight. Plus they were brutally effective. After a match like today's you have lots of problems and lots of things that did not work. The referee's wrong call right ahead of the 3-0 finally decided the match.”

22:20 BST

18/09/2014

VIEW FROM GOODISON PARK

Tom Maston reports: “Leighton Baines was superb with two assists as well as a coolly converted penalty while James McCarthy's stock will have risen higher with an all-action display. It may just be one match, but the blue side of Merseyside certainly look a good bet to go a long way in this competition.”
 

22:16 BST

18/09/2014

PLAYER RATINGS

An excellent night for so many Everton players. Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman caused problems all evening, Samuel Eto'o was lively when he came on and Tim Howard was magnificent again in goal. Check out how all the players on show at Goodison Park fared in our player ratings...

Player Ratings: Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

22:12 BST

18/09/2014

ENGLISH CLUBS IN EUROPE

Serie A can be pleased with a job well done in European action this week. The Premier League? Not so much. The record of English clubs on the continent reads W2 D2 L2 and one of those wins was only guaranteed thanks to a last-minute penalty.

22:09 BST

18/09/2014

TWITTER TALK

22:06 BST

18/09/2014

FULL-TIME SCORES

GROUP G
Sevilla 2-0 Feyenoord, Standard Liege 2-0 HNK Rijeka

GROUP H
Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg, Lille 1-1 FK Krasnodar

GROUP I
Young Boys 5-0 Slovan Bratislava, Napoli 3-1 Sparta Prague

GROUP J
Rio Ave 0-3 Dinamo Kiev, Steaua Bucharest 6-0 Aalborg

GROUP K
Fiorentina 3-0 Guingamp, PAOK Salonika 6-1 Dinamo Minsk

GROUP L
Legia Warsaw 1-0 Lokeren, Metalist Kharkiv 1-2 Trabzonspor

22:03 BST

18/09/2014

VIEW FROM GOODISON PARK

Tom Maston reports: “Ricardo Rodriguez's late consolation may have denied Everton the clean sheet that Tim Howard deserved, but on the whole this was a superb return to European action for Roberto Martinez's side. The Toffees were never totally comfortable, especially in the first half as the German side dominated possession, but goals at crucial times proved to be the difference.”
 

22:00 BST

18/09/2014

EVERTON 4-1 WOLFSBURG - RODRIGUEZ GOAL

GOAL: Oh now that is extremely harsh on Tim Howard. The Everton goalkeeper has been brilliant all evening but loses his clean sheet through an excellent Ricardo Rodriguez free-kick just before the final whistle. There was nothing he could do about it, in fairness - credit to Rodriguez.

21:58 BST

18/09/2014

FULL-TIME: Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

21:57 BST

18/09/2014

GOAL! Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 (Rodriguez)

21:55 BST

18/09/2014

EVERTON 4-0 WOLFSBURG - MIRALLAS GOAL

GOAL: And that wraps up a resounding victory for Everton. Kevin Mirallas stays onside to latch on to a Samuel Eto’o pass and finishes superbly past Diego Benaglio. One final change for the hosts - Leon Osman replaces Seamus Coleman - and we’ll have four minutes added on.

21:53 BST

18/09/2014

GOAL! Everton 4 (Mirallas) Wolfsburg 0