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  • Bertrand Traore seals Lyon win with backheeled effort.
  • Ashley Williams powered home equaliser just moments after sparking a mass brawl between both sides that saw him escape with a booking.
  • Lyon took the lead through Nabil Fekir penalty.
  • Everton bottom of their Europa League group with no win in three.

Everton and Ronald Koeman are in deep trouble. Their European hopes now hang by a thread after another defeat. No win in four for The Toffees - and just two wins in 12.

Full-time: Everton 1-2 Lyon

Five minutes of time added on here and Lyon have just come close to adding a third, only for Michael Keane to force the ball wide and force the corner.

Pickford makes a crucial save down at one end and Everton race forward on the counter with Lopes again defending his goal bravely, leaping out to deny Calvert-Lewin who looks to have injured his ankle in the process.

Lopes denies Everton! Calvert Lewin meets a cross with a firm header towards the bottom corner but the Lyon goalkeeper pushes it away. Everton increasing the pressure with five minutes remaining.

It's been an eventful seven minutes for Ashley Williams. He's nearly incited a riot, scored an equaliser and has now just been skinned in the build-up to Lyon's second.

Lyon have their lead back! Cornet does brilliantly down the right, easily racing past Holgate before jinking past Williams as he reaches the byline. He cuts a clever ball across goal to Traore who improvises brilliantly to flick an effort on goal, with a deflection from Keane helping take it past Pickford.

Goal! Everton 1-2 Lyon (Bertrand Traore, 74)

Just over 15 minutes of this match remaining.

Williams probably shouldn't be on the pitch, but he has just smashed the equaliser home! That incident has everyone fired up, including the crowd and the Wales international gets onto the end of Sigurdsson's superb free kick to smash past Lopes.

Goal! Everton 1-1 Lyon (Ashley Williams, 68)

My word, it's all kicking off now. Lopes comes out to catch a cross and is pushed over cynically by Williams, sending the goalkeeper crashing to the turf. Lyon players, understandably annoyed, pile in and suddenly there is a huge melee involving players from both sides. This is all happening right in front of the advertising boards and at one point fans get involved, reaching across into the brawl. It finally peters out and Williams and Traore are both shown a yellow card. The Everton defender was extremely lucky there, not only was the push on Lopes stupid and cynical, but replays suggest he threw a punch amid all that.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has come onto replace Schneiderlin and he will take up a deeper midfield role to replace the Frenchman.

Schneiderlin hurt himself making that important challenge a few minutes ago and he has gone down again shaking his head. He's going to be coming off soon. Potentially a big blow with Arsenal coming to town on Sunday.

Lookman is the latest player booked after completely wiping on Marcal out on the wing. It was Michael Keane who forced him into that challenge however, giving the ball away horribly again and inviting the full-back to race forward.

Terrific defending from Schneiderlin! Maolida is in again, this time fed brilliantly by Aouar who initially won the ball back from Davies. The 18-year-old striker opens up his body and tries to find the far corner, but the French midfielder dives across to make a block.

Keane slips and suddenly Maolida has acres and acres of space to run into down the inside left channel. Williams is the only man back and holds his ground waiting for the youngster to make his mind and takes advantage of his indecision, jumping in at the right time to intercept. A wonderful chance for Lyon to double their lead passes them by.

Two chances early on for Everton! Lopes is forced to spring across goal and push away a dangerous cross from Holgate. The home side keep the ball in play and force it back across goal where Lookman, onto replace Klaassen for the second half, hooks it on goal but Lopes manages to keep it out..

And we are back underway for the second half.

Half-time: Everton 0-1 Lyon

Close from Traore! Getting the ball out on the right wing, he knocks the ball inside Martina, easily racing past the Everton defender before bending a wicked effort before the far post. He just can't quite bend it enough however and it goes wide.

Everton breathe a sigh of relief. It's brilliant from Depay, who drives from deep, exchanging a one-two with Fekir before racing through the heart of the Everton defence and into the box. He takes the shot on but it is a rather tame effort that Pickford can save.

Great chance for Klaassen! Marcal gives the ball away horribly and suddenly it is two on two with the Dutchman taking the shot on from just inside the box, pinging it low towards the near post. Lopes reacts well however, getting down quickly to palm it away.

Vlasic neatly turns his man down the inside right channel, spinning towards goal as he cuts inside. He decides to take the shot on early however and punts a harmless effort across goal and wide.

Off the bar! Memphis hits it well but Davies, trying to head it clear, deflects it onto the woodwork!

Another poor challenge from an Everton player, this time Schneiderlin who cuts down Fekir about 30 yards out from goal. Does Depay fancy it? You bet.

Mirallas, Vlasic and Davies now combine briliantly on the edge of a box in a move that frees the former inside the box. It's a tight angle but he gets the shot on target, forcing another save out of Lopes.

They waste it however and Lyon come forward through Fekir, who has been the best player on the pitch by some distance. He does well to hold it up and shift it onto Traore who takes a shot on goal, but hammers a poor effort well over the bar.

That's a bit better fro, Everton; they pounce on a poor clearance from the Lyon goalkeeper and Mirallas drives towards goal, shifting the ball inside to Davies whose effort on goal deflects wide for a corner.

Tom Davies is maybe lucky not to be shown a yellow card after intentionally stepping right across Traore and blocking his run out on the right. Lyon get the free kick but the former Chelsea man overhits it and sends his delivery straight out of play.

Morgan Schneiderlin pings a fairly woeful well wide of Lopes' far post. Everton have offered no threat so far this evening.

Mason Holgate

Mason Holgate's terrible challenge provided Lyon with the chance they needed to take the lead from the penalty spot. Everton are yet to really respond to falling behind.

Vlasic goes for the spectacular, watching the ball drop out of the sky before attempting a volley from the edge of the D but he skies his effort well over the bar.

Very static from Everton so far, Tom Davies tries to change that as he dribbles through a couple of challenges in the final third but is eventually stopped in his tracks having failed to see Mirallas popping up in space to his left.

Lyon come forward again and Fekir slides a splendid ball through for Depay 12 yards out from goal. Just as the Dutchman is about to pull the trigger however Ashley Williams slides across to make a goal-saving challenge.

Lyon might have another problem here, Fekir is moving very gingerly and is grimacing in pain as he tries to walk the problem off.

No problem for Fekir; he steps up and sweeps it into the right hand corner out of Pickford's reach. Disastrous start for Everton.

Goal! Everton 0-1 Lyon (Nabil Fekir, 5)

Oh dear. Memphis Depay veers out to the left wing and plays a clever ball through for the overlapping Marcal. He breaks into the box but is cleaned out by Holgate who gets his challenge all wrong. It's a clear penalty for the away side.


Everton try to find Mirallas for the first time, switching play to try and pick him out on the left but the diminutive Belgian is outjumped by Tete who is able to carry the ball forward.

And Lyon get us underway for the first half.

Five minutes until kick-off at Goodison Park. Elsewhere tonight, Arsenal have sealed a 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade thanks to another acrobatic effort from Olivier Giroud. That's three wins from three from the Gunners in this competition.

What can we expect from Memphis Depay tonight, then? With Mariano Diaz absent tonight he is perhaps Lyon's biggest goal threat having scored three and laid on another three this season.

Memphis Depay
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Davy Klaassen hasn't played since Everton's last Europa League game; that disappointing draw at home to Apollon Limassol. Tonight he has a chance to force his way back into Koeman's first-team plans and with Wayne Rooney not involved, he has maybe his best opportunity yet to lay down a marker in his preferred role.

Davy Klaassen

Ronald Koeman has left Phil Jagielka out of his squad tonight; does he have one eye on the visit of Arsenal on Sunday? Almost certainly. On Sunday, the veteran defender returned from a hamstring injury suffered in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United back in September. Asking him to play three times in a week might be a tall order.

Phil Jagielka
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With Mariano Diaz ruled out with a groin injury, Bruno Genesio has selected 18-year-old Myziane Maolida to lead his attack tonight. The youngster is supported by the trio of Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir former Chelsea starlet Bertrand Traore, all of whom have goals in them.

There is no room for former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva in the starting XI with Tete preferred on the right of defence.

Ronald Koeman makes four changes to his side tonight. After his lively cameo that helped Everton rescue a point against Brighton on Sunday, Kevin Mirallas comes into the starting XI, starting on the left of a front three alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Nikola Vlasic.

There's no Gylfi Sigurdsson in that starting XI with Wayne Rooney not included in the match day squad at all. There is also no sign of Phil Jagielka; a concern for Everton fans maybe given he only returned from a hamstring injury on Sunday?

Idrissa Gueye is replaced by Tom Davies in midfield while Ashley Williams and Cuco Martina come in for Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines.

Everton team to face Lyon: Pickford, Holgate, Williams, Keane, Martina, Schneiderlin, Davies, Klaassen, Miralles, Vlasic, Calvert-Lewin

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Ramirez, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Besic, Lookman

There is also a start for Mason Holgate at left-back with Leighton Baines dropped to the bench.

BREAKING: Kevin Mirallas comes into starting XI but there is no Wayne Rooney or Phil Jagielka in the squad. Davy Klaassen also starts but Gylfi Sigurdsson is left on the bench.

BREAKING: Myziane Maolida comes into replace Mariano Diaz up front for Lyon.

Memphis Depay and Ronald Koeman

Memphis Depay is back in England for the first time since leaving Manchester United last January and he will be up against a manager who has tried to sign him in the past. While Ronald Koeman was in charge at Southampton, Depay rejected the chance to join the south coast club following the 2014 World Cup, instead choosing to remain at PSV Eindhoven for another season. He went onto win the Eredivisie title, finishing as the league's top scorer, before finally joining United in June 2015.

During Depays' final six months at Old Trafford, Koeman again tried to sign the player. He said in November last year: "I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games.

Will failing to sign him come back to haunt Koeman tonight?

Memphis Depay
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Lyon's 21-man squad to face Everton in the Europa League: Anthony Lopes, Mathieu Gorgelin, Dorian Grange, Rafael, Mouctar Diakhaby, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Dylan Mboumbouni, Marcelo, Fernando Marcal, Kenny Tete, Houssem Aouar, Jordan Ferri, Lucas Tousart, Tanguy Ndombele, Elisha Owusu, Memphis Depay, Maxwel Cornet, Nabil Fekir, Myziane Maolida, Betrand Traore, Alan Dzabana

Team news: Lyon

Things are far worse for the opposition tonight. Mariano Diaz, who left Real Madrid to join Lyon during the summer, has been in superb form since that move having scored seven goals in 11 games but will not feature tonight after suffering a groin injury.

He one of a handful of players to emerge from Friday's thrilling victory over champions Monaco with a knock. Ferland Mendy was replaced by Fernando Marcal after 84 minutes in that match and has since been diagnosed with a thigh problem.
Left-back Jeremy Morel, midfielder Pape Chiekh Dop and Clement Grenier also remain ruled out.

Mariano Diaz
Diaz has enjoyed an impressive start to life at Lyon. Getty

Team news: Everton

There are have been no recent developments with Everton's long-term absentees Seamus Coleman (leg), Ross Barkley (hamstring), Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori (both knee) are are all still ruled out.

Jonjoe Kenny, who featured in the draw with Apollon Limassol, won't be involved today after returning from international duty with England Under-21s with a knock.

Team news: Everton

James McCarthy's season has been blighted by knee problems but he did return to action on Tuesday, playing 45 minutes for the club's Under-23s as they lost 3-1 to Wolfsburg in the Premier International Cup.

Tonight's contest will likely come too soon for him, although Ronald Koeman has been impressed with what he's seen from the midfielder. Upcoming tests against Arsenal and Chelsea in the next week could see him brought back into the fold.

James McCarthy
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Everton's season has been given a firm reality check after an unprecedented summer of spending and having won just one of their last four games, the pressure is mounting on Ronald Koeman. It is not just the defeats, but the nature of them that has seen questions raised over the Dutchman's ability to lift Everton to where the owners want them to be.

That 3-0 hammering to Atalanta in the opening round of group fixtures is still fresh in the memory of many with the Toffees yet to really react to that defeat in this competition, being held to a draw by Apollon Limassol last time out. The balance in the side wasn't right in those fixtures and it still wasn't when The Toffees were held to another draw by Brighton on Sunday.

In Lyon, they face their sternest test of the group stage but like Everton, they are lining up with a very different side these days. Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso, Maxime Gonalons and Mathieu Valbuena were all pivotal figures last term who have all moved on with a new crop of talent still getting to grips with the changes. Mariano Diaz, signed from Real Madrid, is one of those to hit the ground running, but luckily for Everton, he will not feature tonight.

Stick around, all your team news is on the way.