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Cahill confirms Everton progress

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.38CET
Everton FC 1-0 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Tim Cahill scored with five minutes left against ten-man Zenit to take Everton through as Group A winners.
Cahill confirms Everton progress
Tim Cahill (right) celebrates with Lee Carsley after putting Everton ahead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EvertonZenit

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners13
 
1
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.38CET

Cahill confirms Everton progress

Everton FC 1-0 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Tim Cahill scored with five minutes left against ten-man Zenit to take Everton through as Group A winners.

Tim Cahill scored with five minutes left to take Everton FC into the UEFA Cup Round of 32 as Group A winners but FC Zenit St. Petersburg, who played the last hour with ten men, must wait.

Penalty miss
Everton were already well on top when Zenit's Nicolas Lombaerts was sent off for handball on the goalline. Mikel Arteta missed his penalty but constant home pressure told when Cahill finished off a goalmouth scramble. Zenit have completed their fixtures and are second but 1. FC Nürnberg's win against AZ Alkmaar leaves both teams within one point of the Russian side. For Zenit to go through, they need AZ to fail to win at home to Everton and Nürnberg to be denied victory at eliminated Larissa FC on 20 December.

Everton denied
Arteta went close on two minutes as his header beat goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev but was cleared off the line by Kim Dong Jin. Zenit looked like they would fall behind when Lombaerts was adjudged to have illegally blocked Tim Cahill's angled shot and was dismissed. However, Arteta put his 31st-minute spot-kick over the bar, and was later denied by Malafeev tipping over a long-range dipping effort.

Cahill heroics
Zenit lost Alejandro Dominguez to injury just before half-time, to be replaced by Olexandr Gorshkov but not long after the interval they nearly had a goal of their own as Pavel Pogrebnyak was denied by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and Konstantin Zyrianov shot over. Victor Anichebe, who came off the bench to score in Everton's last three UEFA Cup games, nearly did so again within four minutes of his arrival tonight but his effort was blocked. A goal did finally arrive, though, Cahill pouncing after Malafeev parried a Joleon Lescott shot to keep up Everton's perfect record in the group.

Last updated: 06/12/07 14.36CET

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Lineups

everton

Everton

zenit

Zenit

24
HowardTim Howard (GK)
16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
18
P. NevillePhil Neville (C)
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Substitution78
16
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
5
LescottJoleon Lescott
6
LombaertsNicolas Lombaerts
Red Card30
3
BainesLeighton Baines
5
Kim Dong-JinKim Dong-Jin
20
PienaarSteven Pienaar
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
17
CahillTim Cahill
Goal85
18
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
26
CarsleyLee Carsley
11
ŠírlRadek Šírl
Yellow Card34
6
ArtetaMikel Arteta
Penalty31
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
8
JohnsonAndrew Johnson
Yellow Card39
Substitution81
7
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution45+2
11
McFaddenJames McFadden
Substitution64
8
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
Yellow Card22
Substitution61

Substitutes

33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
10
GravesenThomas Gravesen
2
RadimovVladislav Radimov
14
VaughanJames Vaughan
Substitution81
14
HagenErik Hagen
Substitution61
21
OsmanLeon Osman
17
Lee HoLee Ho
Substitution78
22
YakubuAyegbeni Yakubu
57
IonovAleksei Ionov
28
AnichebeVictor Anichebe
Substitution64
75
LebedevYury Lebedev
29
BoylePatrick Boyle
88
GorshkovOlexandr Gorshkov
Substitution45+2

Coach

David Moyes (SCO) Dick Advocaat (NED)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL), Gunnar Gylfason (ISL)

Fourth official

Magnus Thorisson (ISL)

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