How ironic that Everton needed an artificial pitch to produce finally a real performance.
And Romelu Lukaku belatedly showed why Roberto Martinez splashed out a club record £28million to sign him as he scored his first hat-trick for the Blues.
It was like Everton flicked a switch, which has been in the off position since their fine win in Wolfsburg at the end of November, as they totally outplayed Young Boys on their plastic pitch.
They showed creativity, verve, intensity and an end product, which have been lacking too often during their woeful Premier League campaign.
“The Europa League is completely different,” explained Martinez. “It feels like a fresh competition, a fresh challenge.
Young Boys 1-4 Everton
(source ; Mirror)