Everton earned a 1-0 UEFA Cup victory over Zenit St Petersburg at Goodison Park.

Tim Cahill put Everton into the last 32 of the UEFA Cup with a late winner against the Russian champions, who played the final hour with 10 men.

Zenit suffered an unlucky red card and penalty award after 29 minutes when defender Nicolas Lombaerts was judged to have handled as he put a Cahill effort behind.

But referee Kristinn Jakobsson sent him off for handball, awarding a penalty that Mikel Arteta blasted over the bar.

Everton struggled to impose themselves on this group A game but finally Cahill forced the ball home after Joleon Lescott had seen a shot blocked on the line.