Merseyside Police have announced they are to investigate the crowd trouble at last night’s Europa League match between Everton and Lyon at Goodison Park. An Everton fan, who was holding a child with one arm, appeared to try to strike a Lyon player during ugly scenes in front of the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End
The Dutch tactician made five changes to his starting line-up for the Group E clash, leaving out a number of experienced players, and it was youngster Mason Holgate who naively slid in on Fernando Marcal to concede a penalty which Nabil Fekir converted on six minutes.
Ashley Williams looked to have earned Everton a
Ashley Williams looked to have earned a point for the home side when he cancelled out Nebul Fekir’s early opener. But former Chelsea forward Traore’s close-range finish inflicted Everton’s second group stage defeat. It leaves the Toffees bottom of Group E and with virtually no chance of reaching the knockout stages.
With Everton also
Everton boss Ronald Koeman was forced to endure more disappointment as Lyon consigned his side to an ill-tempered defeat and more Europa League misery. Koeman has been forced to confront the potential of “crisis” unfolding at Goodison Park and this 2-1 left his side bottom of Group E, with Nabil Fekir’s penalty and Bertrand Traore’s
Amid the ridiculousness of teams wearing tribute shirts to players who pick up injuries, there are displays of sportsmanship well worth mentioning. In the most recent of examples, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku were seen consoling Benfica’s Mile Svilar at full-time in the Champions League mid-week, with the young goalkeeper visibly upset by his error that saw Manchester United win 1-0
The Toffees have been struggling for goals in the Premier League this season and there were suggestions summer signing Onyekuru could return early from his loan spell with Belgium side Anderlecht.
However, there is no break clause in the 20-year-old’s deal on the continent and Onyekuru’s agent has revealed the Nigerian forward will not
Everton and Leicester City have received a boost after Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik revealed he would consider a New Year loan away. Both Premier League clubs were in the running to land the Poland international in the summer of 2016 but it was Napoli who won the race to land him. However his first year
And fans will be pleased the 57-year-old has rejected a move away from St. James’ Park, in a week where the club has been put up for sale by owner Mike Ashley. The Sports Direct tycoon wants the club sold by Christmas, which has thrilled the Geordie faithful. The former Real Madrid boss remained as