Gervinho goal saves Ivory Coast in opener

A LATE goal from Gervinho earned Africa Cup of Nations favourites Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Togo in their opening Group D fixture.

The Elephants were struggling to live up to their pre-tournament billing before Gervinho struck with Togo's Jonathan Ayiye cancelling out Yaya Toure's early goal.

Boylesports make Ivory Coast 5-4 to win the competition and Togo were pushed out to 125-1 by Coral.

 

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Lille v Everton

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  • Both teams have scored in eight of Everton's 11 games this season
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Lille's excellent defensive standards have slipped recently with Ligue 1 defeats to Lyon (3-0) and Guingamp (2-1) so Everton should not fear their trip to northern France. The Toffees ended their recent slump with a fine home win over Aston Villa and Roberto Martinez's men are worth backing to earn a draw.

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