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Everton outclassed and ousted
February 26th, 2010 2:47AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] With Landon Donovan "an anonymous figure," according to BBC's game report, Everton fell 3-0 at Sporting Lisbon and was eliminated from the Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup) 4-2 on aggregate. Everton's American keeper Tim Howard was beaten from close-range, on a deflected shot, and rounded on a breakaway but also made two great saves to prevent the scoreline from having been worse.

The Toffees held on to their 2-1 lead from the first leg of the round of 32 series until the floodgates opened in the 62nd minute.

Howard started well by denying Marat Izmailov with a diving save a few minutes after kickoff, but his teammates hardly threatened in the first half and midway through the second Miguel Veloso opened the scoring before Pedro Mendes but Sporting ahead on aggregate with a deflected 22-yard shot. Matias Fernandez struck in stoppage time.

Meanwhile, Fulham and Liverpool, the two other EPL teams still alive in Europe's No. 2 competition both advanced.

Results:
Anderlecht 4 Athletic Bilbao 0 (Aggregate: 5-1)
Fenerbahce 1 Lille 1 (2-3)
Galatasaray 1 Atletico Madrid 2  (2-3)
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 Rubin Kazan 0 (0-3)
Juventus 0  Ajax 0 (2-1)
Marseille 3 FC Copenhagen 1 (6-2)
PSV 3 Hamburg 2 (3-3; Hamburg advances on away goals)
Roma 2 Panathinaikos 3 (4-6)
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Fulham 1  (2-3)
Sporting 3 Everton 0  (4-2)
Red Bull Salzburg 0 Standard Liege 0 FT (2-3)
Unirea Urziceni 1 Liverpool 3  (1-4)
Valencia 1 Club Brugge 0  (1-1)
Werder Bremen 4 FC Twente 1  (4-2)
Wolfsburg 4 Villarreal 1  (6-3



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