Tim Cahill made sure Everton´s European adventure will continue into the new year with a late winner in their UEFA Cup Group A clash with Zenit St Petersburg at Goodison Park.

But Everton made heavy weather of securing the result that sees them qualify for the last 32 of the competition.

Zenit, the Russian champions, were reduced to 10 men for the last hour when Nicolas Lombaerts was sent off for an unlucky handling decision that also cost his side a penalty.

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