Everton remain top of Europa League group after Lille victory

Everton continue their very impressive Europa League campaign as they overcame Lille with a 3-0 win to maintain their first place spot as they only need one more win to ensure qualification, BBC reports.

Goal from Leon Osman, Phil Jagielka, and Steven Naismith gave Roberto Martinez a comfortable home victory after drawing the reversed fixture 0-0.

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The Toffees manager was full of praise for his side, revealing that his players performed at a great level, both in attack as well as in defence.

“We played with a maturity that suggested we had been playing in Europe for years.

“What pleased me the most was that every player was ready and embraced the chance to play in Europe.

“We started the game really brightly and in the first three actions we showed we could open Lille up.

“We were very strong defensively against a strong attack. Then going forward we always looked a threat.”

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