Lyon 3, Everton 0: Toffees crash out of Europa League after fifth consecutive defeat

 
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Olympique Lyon v Everton FC - UEFA Europa League
Everton have lost five matches in a row in all competitions (Source: Getty)

Lyon 3, Everton 0

Everton's woeful start to the season endured another setback tonight when they suffered Europa League elimination in a demoralising defeat at a ruthless Lyon.

The Toffees' fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions, inflicted by second-half goals from Bertrand Traore, Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay, ended their hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds with two group fixtures still to play.

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The Merseysiders' night was made even worse by the sending off of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, for a second yellow card, and a neck injury to Cuco Martina that hospitalised the defender.

A third defeat from his three games in charge was a further blow to caretaker manager David Unsworth's hopes of being appointed on a long-term basis.

Former Chelsea youngster Traore darted in behind the Everton defence and sidestepped goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to open the scoring.

Aouar placed a shot into the bottom corner for Lyon's second and ex-Manchester United forward Depay completed the scoring with a late header.

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