Late Arteta and Anichebe strikes win it for Everton

Nurnberg 0 Everton 2

Anichebe came on in the 75th minute and earned a penalty seven minutes later which was calmly converted by Arteta.

The 19-year-old sub then ended a strong run with the right finish from close range in the 88th minute to give the Toffees their second win in as many group stage matches.

Boss David Moyes was delighted: “What a way to finish. Victor came on and made such an impact. I was worried about putting him on, because he has a broken hand but what do I know?

“I thought it was a good performance. For long periods, we did well enough.”

The visitors almost grabbed a dream start as they hit the post after just 20 seconds.

The inspirational Arteta found himself with space on the right channel, forcing Jaromir Blazek into a spectacular one-handed save with his shot from 18 yards out.

The rebound landed to the feet of Tim Cahill, whose close-range effort was deflected against the left post. With 15 minutes to go, Moyes took off Yakubu and brought on Anichebe.

Less than eight minutes later he had been brought down in the box by Glauber and Arteta held his nerve to calmly beat Blazek with a shot to the top left corner.

Anichebe then crowned a spectacular cameo performance in the 88th minute with a stunning second.

NURNBERG: Blazek, Schmidt (76 Kennedy), Glauber (86 Benko), Wolf, Reinhardt, Galasek, Kluge, Mnari, Mintal, Misimovic Saenko (85 Pagenburg).

EVERTON: Howard, Neville, Yobo, Lescott, Nuno Valente, Arteta, Carsley, Cahill (90 Jagielka), Osman, Pienaar (90 Hibbert), Yakubu (75 Anichebe)

Ref: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

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