The full-backs took to Twitter to celebrate their 3-1 Europa League round of 32 second-leg win over the Swiss club at Goodison Park.
The Everton squad had every reason to celebrate on Thursday night after a 3-1 win over Young Boys at Goodison Park secured their safe passage to the Europa League’s last-16 as England’s lone representatives.
Romelu Lukaku followed up his hat-trick in the 4-1 first-leg win in Switzerland with two first-half goals after Sekou Sanogo had given the visitors a 13th-minute lead, with the equaliser coming 12 minutes later from the spot following a foul on Steven Naismith in the area.
Left-back Luke Garbutt then set up the second on the half-hour with an exquisite cross for the Belgian to fire home, before Kevin Mirallas sealed the result just before the break after Darron Gibson, who was making his first start since November, played a splitting pass through the Swiss side’s defence.
There was one moment of alarm in the opening minutes of the second-half when Romelu Lukaku was denied the chance of another three-goal haul after going off clutching his hamstring, but manager Roberto Martinez insisted after the match that tiredness was to blame.
"We're going to check Romelu [Lukaku], who was feeling a little bit tired but we didn't pick up any knocks,” he told the club’s official website. “To be the last British team left in the Europa League is a very satisfying achievement and we have been very, very pleased with the way we have played both games in this particular tie.”
With the second-leg win proving the club’s first home victory of 2015, the players were pleased to see their successful European campaign continue to somewhat make up for their league struggles, with man of the match candidate Garbutt and the rested Bryan Oviedo taking to Twitter at the final whistle to hail their progress.
Really enjoyed tonight top performance from the boys looking forward to the draw tomorrow #COYB the only British team left in the tournament— Luke Garbutt (@luke_garbutt) February 26, 2015