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No sticky opener for Toffees as rearguard spark four-goal show

<strong>EVERTON (4) vs AEK ATHENS (0)</strong><br /><br />EVERTON opened their Europa League group stage campaign in fine style in a game which saw both sides end the game with ten men.<br /><br />The Toffees took an early lead through Joseph Yobo&rsquo;s header on 10 minutes before his centre-back partner Sylvain Distin netted his first goal for the club seven minutes later.<br /><br />Winger Steven Pienaar made it 3-0 win a rasping long-range effort.<br /><br />AEK&rsquo;s challenge faded further after Carlos Araujo was sent off on 54 minutes before Brazilian striker Jo added a fourth goal with eight minutes left.<br /><br />But the night ended on a sour note for the Toffees after Louis Saha was sent off for lashing out at Juanfran.<br /><br />Everton also completed the signing of former West Ham captain Lucas Neill yesterday on a one-year contract.<br />