It has been announced that the police and Uefa will be investigating an incident involving fans during last night’s Europa league fixture at Goodison park.
It is believed that a fan carrying a small child was seen to push or strike a Lyon player during a melee behind the Lyon goal. This was orginally caused by Everton skipper Ashley Williams barging into the Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes, which caused the Lyon players to react!
At the time Everton were 1-0 down to the French side as they looked to move off the bottom of Group E, without a victory so far and only one point from their first two games Everton needed to secure the three points to keep in touch with the group leaders.
They didn’t get off to the best start when Nabil Fakir opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 6th minute of play giving the visitors a lead they would keep until midway through the second half, when moments after causing the earlier mentioned melee, it was Williams who equalised for the Toffee’s, when he connected with Sigurdsson’s free kick and it was the Icelander who nearly gave Everton the lead minutes later, rattling the post from another set piece. However, despite the somewhat improved performance by the home team, it wasn’t long before they were out done by a touch of magic from former Chelsea forward Traore who regained his teams advantage, with a clever flick through his own legs to beat Pickford at the front post to make it 2-1 which it stayed leaving Everton with a single point from their first three group games.
Despite the slightly improved performance, the result still leaves Everton without a win in their last four games in all competitions and after spending a club record outlay of the summer, pressure on Head Coach Ronald Koeman is surely mounting.