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Everton through after victory

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Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's early goal was enough to give Everton a hard-fought 1-0 victory over AEK Athens which sealed a place in the last 32 of the Europa League for David Moyes' team.

Bilyaletdinov raced onto Jo's brilliant through ball to slot past AEK goalkeeper Sebastian Saja after just six minutes, and the Russian midfielder's goal proved the difference on a rain-soaked night at the Olympic Stadium.

The result, combined with Group I leaders Benfica's 2-1 win over BATE Borisov, means the Toffees have qualified for the knockout stage with a game to spare.

It remains to be seen at what cost, however, as defenders Dan Gosling and Sylvain Distin, along with Jo were all forced off due to injuries.

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