Wayne Rooney back in an Everton shirt to win Europa League qualifier 1-0
Goodison Park, Europa League, Qualifying Round 3, Everton 1 (Baines 65) MFK Ruzomberok 0.
Alongside Rooney, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina and Davy Klaassen were all handed their competitive debuts for the Toffees, with fellow new recruits Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez among those starting on the bench.
After a few number of missed chances in the first half, it was eventually Leighton Baines who broke the deadlock in the 65th minute, scoring for Everton.
Everton make the return trip to SLovakia next week for the second leg of the qualifier.
Elsewhere in the competition, Olympique de Marseille saw off KV Oostende with a 4-2 victory thanks to a hat trick by Valere Germain, and another goal from Morgan Sanson. AC Milan took a 1-0 lead over Universitatea Craiova.
Additional reporting by PA Sport.