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Relief at last for Moyes as Everton squeeze through

<strong>AEK ATHENS (0)</strong> vs <strong>EVERTON (1)</strong><br /><br />A SIXTH minute goal from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov was enough to hand struggling Everton a passage into the last 32 of the Europa League at a rain-soaked Olympic Stadium.<br /><br />The Russian winger raced onto Jo&rsquo;s brilliant through ball to seal a precious away victory and keep the pressure off under-fire boss David Moyes.<br /><br />Victory, combined with Benfica&rsquo;s 2-1 away success at BATE, ensured the under-strength Toffees qualified for the knockout stages of the competition as Group I runners-up with a game to spare.<br /><br />But it came at a cost with the torrential weather contributing to the injuries of trio Dan Gosling, Sylvain Distin and Jo, thus adding to Moyes&rsquo;s worries.<br /><br />The Toffees got off to the best possible start when Brazilian Jo laid off for Bilyaletdinov to lash home past keeper Sebastian Saja and into the roof of the net.<br /><br />AEK left stars Ismael Blanco, Nacho Scocco and Gustavo Manduca on the bench but their introduction prompted a late flurry which saw Youssef Hersi come closest with a shot that clipped the post.