yardımcı hakemler: nikola dzhuganski (bul), nikolay angelov (bul)
4. hakem: alexander kostadinov (bul)
brann: håkon opdal (gk), bjørn dahl (dk. 89 michael thwaite), ólafur örn bjarnason, kristján sigurdsson, erlend hanstveit, jan gunnar solli, eirik bakke (c), hassan el-fakiri (dk. 75 erik huseklepp), petter vaagan moen, thorstein helstad, azar karadas (dk. 69 njogu demba-nyrén)
yedekler: nils kenneth udjus(gk), cato guntveit, nicolay misje, robbie winters
teknik direktör: mons ivar mjelde (nor)
everton: tim howard (gk), joseph yobo, joleon lescott, andrew johnson (dk. 76 victor anichebe), phil jagielka, tim cahill, phil neville (c), leon osman, ayegbeni yakubu (dk. 90+3 leighton baines), manuel fernandes (dk. 89 tony hibbert), lee carsley
yedekler: stefan wessels (gk), andy van der meyde, james vaughan, jack rodwell
teknik direktör: david moyes (sco)
goller: (0-1) dk. 59 leon osman (0-2) dk. 88 victor anichebe
everton on course for last 16 published: thursday 14 february 2008, 0.11cet sk brann 0-2 everton fc leon osman and victor anichebe scored lovely second-half goals as everton resumed their uefa cup charge.
leon osman and victor anichebe scored superb second-half goals as everton fc left sk brann with a 2-0 victory and a significant advantage in this round of 32 tie.
quality chances had been at a premium before osman struck just before the hour mark, drilling the loose ball across goal and into the corner of the net from just outside the box. everton's second, with two minutes to play, owed itself as much to joleon lescott's wonderful pass as anichebe's controlled finish, and the visitors will be confident of completing the job at goodison park a week on thursday to earn a meeting with either rosenborg bk or acf fiorentina.
early opening everton began with the confidence of a team occupying fourth spot in the premier league and could have struck with barely 30 seconds played had yakubu ayegbeni not scuffed his shot from a narrowing angle. still, the visitors were fortunate not to fall behind in the ninth minute as jan gunnar solli curled in a free-kick from the left which kristján sigurdsson flicked on for azar karadas who, surprised by the pace of the ball, could only head over when well placed.
bakke foul those early forays were not a sign of things to come, though, as graft superseded craft and defences established control. brann goalkeeper håkon opdal produced one acrobatic stop to deny osman, while tim howard in the opposite net was untroubled until added time when a foul on the american by eirik bakke prevented brann from scoring from a corner.
cahill warning everton approached the second half with more purpose and tim cahill had fired a warning by shooting against the post before osman broke the deadlock in the 59th minute. howard then had to be alert to prevent thorstein helstad from netting a speedy equaliser, although there was to be no denying david moyes's side as substitute anichebe touched in lescott's curled cross from the left to add the gloss to everton's sixth successive victory in the uefa cup.