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21:59

Well that is all we've got time for on this Europa League live text. We're back this weekend with more action from the Premier League but until then goodbye.

21:57

Full time: Everton 2-0 Hadjuk Split

Half-time in this Europa League play-off but there is little doubt the advantage is with Everton. Goals from Michael Keane and a Idrissa Gueye in the first half means they taken a two-goal lead into the second leg in Croatia next week and are bid favourites to go through.

21:47

Wonderful chance for Hajduk to claim an away goal. A ball across the face of goal is cleared by Baines but when a wayward Rooney pass sees the visitors come again, Erceg forces Pickford into a good near-post save.

21:44

Everton pushing for a goal which would end this tie as a contest. Martina again runs down the right and it takes a good save from Stipica to deny Lookman, who was in an offside position anyway.

21:37

Everton's levels have dropped and the Croatians are coming back into the game. Wayne Rooney is trying to galvanise his troops as Hamza Barry strikes wide of goal.

21:31

Erceg and Said on for Ohaandza and Kuzulj for Hajduk Split. Already feels like the final throw of the dice. A third goal kills this tie as a contest.

21:27

Dominic Calvert-Lewin on for Davy Klaassen, who has had another good night. He will go up top, with Wayne Rooney playing in behind.

21:26

Pickford thrust into the action as Hajduk Split threaten. The ex-Sunderland man palms away a shot from Ohandza, after Idrissa Gueye was disposed. Worth his weight in gold in that goalkeeper.

21:23

With Man City to come on Monday, will Ronald Koeman opt to slow the intensity and maybe pull one or two in this second half? A slow start to the half it must be said, and they'll need every ounce of their fortitude to get a result at the Etihad Stadium.

21:13

Martina getting down the right again and he crosses for Rooney, who glances his header wide. Everton could be out of sight here.

21:11

More footage emerging from Goodison Park after that incident which marred the first half.

21:09

Players out for the second half. A change for Everton as Tom Davies comes on for Morgan Schneiderlin. And we're back underway.

21:07

Idrissa Gueye celebrates putting Everton 2-0 up.

Idrissa Gueye
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20:54

Half time: Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split

Just about the perfect half for Everton. A decent work-out for their fourth game of the season and a comfortable lead to take into the break. Goals for Michael Keane, his first in Toffees blue, and Idrissa Gueye have the hosts in complete command. Hajduk Split's most notable contribution came courtesy of their fans, who engaged in some angry clashes with stewards - forcing the game to be stopped - but otherwise they have offered nothing. Dream night for Ronald Koeman.

20:54

Rooney should make it three in the fifth minute of added on time, but Stipica gets down to make the save. That would have ended the tie, surely.

20:52

Michael Keane heads home his first Everton goal to give the hosts the lead.

Michael Keane
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20:51

Jordan Pickford finally has something to do, saving from Vlasic as Hajduk try to find a way back into the game. We're now deep into stoppage time.

20:49

GOAL! Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split (Idrissa Gueye)

That is a really fine goal for Everton and they double their lead, and you can't deny them their position of dominance. Klaassen and Rooney combine to release Gueye on the edge of the box and he slides the ball beyond Stipica. Easy peasy.

20:48

Lookman hauled down on the edge of the box and Hysen Memolla receives a yellow card. Leighton Baines over this at the left-hand corner of the box. The England man floats the ball into the box but Hajduk deal with it well and head it clear.

20:45

Some footage here of the clashes between those Hajduk fans and stewards and police.

20:44

Ball in the net for Everton, as Hajduk fans start to fight amongst themselves. Klaassen pick-pockets an opponents and releases Rooney, but the forward broke a fraction too early and though he strokes the ball home the assistant raises his flag.

20:41

This is a view of the Hajduk fans, while goaded by some Evertonians, clashing with stewards. The players have returned to their positions and the game is back underway.

20:39

The game has taken a rather sour turn, with Hajduk Split fans having kicked down the advertising hoardings and are confronting the stewards on that side of the pitch. The referee has actually stopped the game and removed from the field of play.

The Hajduk players are going over to that side of the field to appeal to their own fans to stop the trouble which has halted this game. A pretty dramatic incident in this first half.

20:34

GOAL! Everton 1-0 Hajduk Split (Michael Keane)

The Toffees convert their dominance and get the opening goal on the half hour. Another corner is only half cleared and Leighton Baines drives into the box and stands the ball up to the back post where Keane outmuscles his man and heads beyond Stipica.