Everton’s woes continued on Sunday, when they were thumped at home against Arsenal in a 5-2 hammering, however, fans still managed to praise one of their own on social media.
Pressure on Ronald Koeman continues to intensify at Goodison Park with The Toffees falling into the relegation zone after a disastrous start, in a season that many fancied them to be challenging for Champions League football.
Things had started well for the Dutchman’s side, with a Wayne Rooney strike getting Everton on their way, however, the Gunners equalised just before the half-time whistle, with Nacho Monreal scoring a rare goal.
Once the second half got underway, it all went downhill for Koeman and his side, with Mesut Ozil guiding Arsenal into the lead, before things got even worse for the men in blue.
Everton’s Idrissa Gueye received his marching orders after being shown a second yellow card from referee Craig Pawson, leaving an already vulnerable side even more exposed to Arsene Wenger’s team.
Record-signing Alexandre Lacazette added a third before stoppage time brought a goal-scoring frenzy to the game.
Aaron Ramsey made the match 4-1 to the visitors in the final minute of normal time, however, Oumar Niasse managed to pull it back to 4-2, before an Alexis Sanchez strike confirmed the three points would be heading to the Emirates Stadium.
Fans were understandably angry with the defeat and were continuing their calls for Koeman to be sacked on social media, however, they had managed to find some praise for one of the players he brought to the club in the summer transfer window.
Jordan Pickford, who joined from Sunderland for a reported £30million fee, was the Toffees’ best player despite conceding five goals, although it could have been a lot more if it was not for the 23-year-old’s performance.
Here are some of the best tweets found on the goalkeeper:
— Matt Williams (@MattWilliamsEFC) October 22, 2017
— Stephen Chapman (@steve_chappie) October 22, 2017
Pickford and Vlasic are the highlights of this season. Says alot when you spend 45 million on the Icelandic Eboue.
— Nick (@NickEFC_) October 22, 2017
Great strike from Rooney,Niasse never gives up,Pickford superb..that's all I have to say that's positive @RBMersey ,Koeman can't survive
— IES (@efc5661) October 22, 2017
— EFC & Golf #EFC #Golf (@80sEFC) October 22, 2017
Although he conceded 5 without him it would have been 10…So Pickford
— EFC Mour (@EFCmour1878) October 22, 2017
At least pickford is decent 😒😒😒#EFC
— steve brown (@scouse51976) October 22, 2017
mate pickford looks great for us. Just the majority of the people in front of him.
— Peter Mackinnon (@efc43coyb) October 22, 2017
— Dan mannion (@ManDannion) October 22, 2017