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Everton: Tony Scott stunned by footage of supporters

Everton: Tony Scott stunned by footage of supporters -Everton News

Everton reporter Tony Scott has been left in ‘disbelief’ by a video of the club’s travelling supporters at the weekend. 

The lowdown

Everton beat Leicester City 2-1 on Sunday to further boost their Premier League survival hopes.

Since a 3-2 defeat to relegation rivals Burnley on 6 April, The Toffees have picked up 10 points from a possible 15. The run includes unlikely victories against two top-six sides in Manchester United and Chelsea.

Frank Lampard’s side have now lifted themselves out of the relegation zone and up to 16th, a point ahead of Leeds United and Burnley. They travel to Watford on Wednesday night with the opportunity to extend that gap to four by winning what is a game in hand.

The latest

The Liverpool Echo’s Scott reacted to footage of the Blues faithful celebrating their win at The King Power Stadium. The fans can be heard chanting in unison in an otherwise empty ground after the final whistle.

“I’ve watched this video on repeat and shook my head in disbelief at the support we get,” he tweeted. “It’s staggering!

“The fans have dragged this team up off the floor. Seeing parents with their kids in the away end belting out ‘Spirit of the Blues’ is absolutely priceless.”

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The verdict

The atmosphere at Everton could be very different right now. They shouldn’t be battling to stay in the division, having finished in 10th place last season.

In these circumstances, the fanbase could easily have turned against the players and the manager, but instead, they’ve rallied behind them and proven to be the driving force behind this potentially season-saving run of form.

Take the win against Chelsea: Lampard called their contribution ‘massive‘, The Echo’s Joe Thomas marvelled at the ‘incredible show of unity and passion‘ as thousands lined the streets to welcome the team coach and BBC Sport commentator Guy Mowbray said the atmosphere inside the stadium was unparalleled.

There’s no doubt that this has made a difference.

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