U.S. national team keeper Tim Howard
looks to move into the final 16 of the UEFA Cup after Everton beat Norwegian club SK Brann, Ramiro Corrales
' former club, 2-0, on Wednesday in Norway in the first leg of their round-of-32 series.
Howard had little to do against the
Norwegian club. His only scare came in stoppage time when a goal was disallowed for a shove on Tim Howard
Second-half goals by Leon Osman
and Victor Anichebe
gave Everton a comfortable cushion
going into next week's second leg at Goodison Park.
Everton is out of the two English cup competitions but is aiming for a berth in UEFA Champions League qualifying next season.
It is currently fourth in the English Premier League.