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Apollon Limassol 0-2 Everton live score and goal updates from Toffees’ final Europa League group stage clash

Stand-in managers Craig Shakespeare and Duncan Ferguson look set to pick an Everton team made up of fringe players and youngsters when their Europa League campaign ends against Apollon Limassol.

Boss Sam Allardyce has not travelled to Cyprus due to a pre-arranged medical appointment and the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jordan Pickford have all remained at home too, with the Toffees, already eliminated from Europe, focusing on Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

Internationals Morgan Schneiderlin, Kevin Mirallas and Davy Klaassen are among the contingent in Nicosia, along with eight players yet to make their senior bows for the club, but James McCarthy and Sandro Ramirez have both stayed at home due to injury.

Follow all the action from Cyprus with us below.

Apollon: Kissas, Pedro, Pitian, Roberge, Jander, Allan, Sachetti, Martinez, Sardinero, Schembri, Papoulis

Subs: Vale, Zeleya, Stylianou, Yuste, Pittas, Vasiliou, Jakolis.

Everton: Joel, Baningime, Feeney, Besic, Charsley, Klaassen, Schneiderlin, Vlasic, Mirallas, Lookman, Hornby

Subs: Hewelt, Collins, Duke-McKenna, Denny, Broadhead, Lavery, Gordon.

28 minsminute by minute

28 minsminute by minute

24 minsminute by minute

That goal has settled Everton down and Lookman now looks like the main threat. Since scoring he has already got down the left wing on two occasions and Apollon are struggling with the movement.

21 minsminute by minute

LOOKMANNNN Apollon 0-1 Everton and it is that man who fires his side into the lead. Another good team move sees the ball on the right side of the pitch but Lookman waits patiently and stoops low to head into the net past Kissas.

21 minsminute by minute

Vlašic continues to grow into the game and he grabs the assist after a fine cross.

21 minsminute by minute

Nikola Vlasic, who has only scored one goal for Everton, is the latest to try from outside the box but his powerful drive is blocked on the edge of the area.

19 minsminute by minute

Lookman may have wasted Everton’s best opportunity but he has still been there best player so far. Some good positioning has got him in behind the Apollon defence and Allardyce will be watching on with interest as he tries to continue his side’s rise up the Premier League table.

17 minsminute by minute

More good work from Papoulis and Charsley is forced to head way, however, Adrian Sardinero can only shoot wide but Robles decides to dive on the ball before creating an attack.

15 minsminute by minute

One to forget from Jander as the Brazilian tries his luck from distance but he is quick to turn back to the halfway line as the ball flies into the stands.

15 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio

Possession

(Image: REUTERS)
(Image: Action Images via Reuters)

12 minsminute by minute

There’s a nice tempo so far between both sets of players, which may come as a surprise considering nobody can progress this evening. Everton have just shaded things so far but Apollon will feel they can grow into the contest on their home patch.

11 minsminute by minute

Midfielder Henry Charsley nearly marks his first start with a goal after a beautiful curling effort towards the top corner but Kissas is on hand to tip it wide for a corner which eventually comes to nothing.

9 minsminute by minute

Ademola Lookman wastes a glorious chance for the Toffees as he waits an absolute age to pull the trigger. The winger gets into the box, turns one marker but then takes too long and Tasos Kissas is able to close down his shot.

8 minsminute by minute

Bit of a let off for Apollon as debutant Fraser Hornby tries to capitalise on an error from Valentin Roberge but he loses his footing and the chance goes begging.

5 minsminute by minute

Huge chance for Apollon as captain Fotis Papoulis is played in after some sloppy defending from Everton but the winger cuts in and curls his effort over the bar. That’s one that he may regret but it’s a positive start at least.

4 minsminute by minute

Early penalty claim for Everton as Kevin Mirallas marches through the middle of the Apollon defence before being brought down but the referee waves play on and a goal kick is given.

2 minsminute by minute

Strong start for the home side as they work the ball down the left-hand side of the box but Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles is on hand to clear the danger.

1 minsminute by minute

The match is underway as Apollon take on Everton in the Europa League.

Not long to go until kick-off as the two teams make their way onto the field of play.

It’s 11 changes for the Toffees as Allardyce focuses on the Premier League. Henry Charsley and Fraser Hornby are making their first-team debuts while none of Everton’s subs have ever made a first-team appearance.

Apollon boss Sofronis Augousti makes seven changes to his team from the win over Paphos. Only Roberge, Allan, Joao Pedro and Papoulis retain their places.

Everton SUBS: Hewelt, Broadhead, Denny, Lavery, Duke-Mckenna, Collins, Gordon.

Everton Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Robles, Baningme, Feeney, Besic, Charsley, Klaasen, Schneiderlin, Vlasic, Mirallas, Lookman, Hornby.

Apollon SUBS: Vale, Zelaya, Stylianou, Yuste, Pittas, Vasiliou, Jakolis.

Apollon Starting XI (4-2-1-3): Kissas, Pedro, Pitian, Roberge, Jander, Allan, Sachetti, Martinez, Sardinero, Papoulis, Schembri.

Tonight’s team news coming up…

Apollon come into the contest in good form with three wins in five matches and they beat Paphos 6-0 last week. Everton are also on the up and back-to-back wins have lifted everyone on Merseyside after a nervous few months. Allardyce’s troops were too strong for West Ham last Saturday and a 2-0 win will stand them in good stead tonight.

Everton sit bottom of Group E after picking up just one point, while Apollon do not fair much better on three. The two sides played out a 2-2 draw in their last meeting at Goodison Park and Everton will be without boss Sam Allardyce tonight. The former England coach is back at home after a “pre-arranged medical appointment” and Duncan Ferguson and Craig Shakespeare are in charge this evening.


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