Europa League Rewind: Howard stars for Everton; Sevilla beat Feyenoord; and more

Europa League Rewind: Howard stars for Everton; Sevilla beat Feyenoord; and more

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Europa League Rewind: Howard stars for Everton; Sevilla beat Feyenoord; and more

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TimHowardEverton1-Wolfsburg (Getty)

By DAN KARELL

Tim Howard marked Everton’s return to European competition with another magnificent performance.

The U.S. Men’s National Team star was a beast between the posts on Thursday evening as Everton routed Wolfsburg, 4-1, at Goodison Park in their first match of the 2014-2015 Europa League Group Stage. Howard made 12 saves to keep Wolfsburg off the board until Ricardo Rodriguez scored a fabulous free kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time to deny Howard a clean sheet.

Rodriguez did however score an own goal for Wolfsburg, and Everton also had goals from Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines, and Kevin Mirallas.

Elsewhere in Europa League action, defending champions Sevilla beat Feyenoord, 2-0, with former Everton midfielder Gerard Deulofeu setting up both goals for the Spanish club. Also of note, Tottenham were held to a scoreless draw at Partizan, Inter Milan beat Dnipro on the road, 1-0, and Lille drew with Krasnodar, 1-1.

Here’s a roundup of all the Europa League group stage action:

EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP STAGE MATCHDAY ONE

GROUP A

Apollon 3-2 FC Zurich

Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1 Villarreal

GROUP B

FC Copenhagen 2-0 HJK

Club Brugge 0-0 Torino

GROUP C

Besiktas 1-1 Asteras

Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

GROUP D

Dinamo Zagreb 5-1 Astra

Celtic 2-2 Red Bull Salzburg

GROUP E

Panathinaikos 1-2 Dynamo Moscow

PSV Eindhoven 1-0 Estoril Praia

GROUP F

Dnipro 0-1 Inter Milan

Qarabag 0-0 AS Saint-Etienne

GROUP G

Sevilla 2-0 Feyenoord

Standard Liege 2-0 Rijeka

GROUP H

Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

Lille 1-1 Krasnodar

GROUP I

BSC Young Boys 5-0 Slovan Bratislava

Napoli 3-1 Sparta Prague

GROUP J

Steaua Bucharest 6-0 Aab

Rio Ave 0-3 Dynamo Kiev

GROUP K

PAOK 6-1 Dinamo Minsk

Fiorentina 3-0 Guingamp

GROUP L

Metalist Kharkiv 1-2 Trabzonspor

Legia Warsaw 1-0 KSK Lokeren

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