Everton fans criticised goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during his side’s 1-1 draw against West Ham United on Saturday after a save he pulled off during the 90 minutes.
The 25-year-old was forced into action just before half-time after he kept out Pablo Fornals’ header from close range with a flying fist which sent the ball over the top of the crossbar. The Toffees were forced to share the spoils on the day having gone behind from Issa Diop’s opener from a free-kick but fought back three minutes later through a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header from Lucas Digne’s corner.
Fantastic save from Pickford this, right on half time. pic.twitter.com/HcbXRTlNvP
— Toffee TV (@ToffeeTVEFC) January 19, 2020
The Sunderland-born shot-stopper described his own save as a “worldy”, as per talkSPORT, as he was proud of himself for what he had pulled off during the game. Despite this, segments of the Gwladys Street faithful were not impressed and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that a top goalkeeper would have caught it, while another said that he “made an absolute meal of it”.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Everton fans down below…
One for the cameras. He didn’t need to dive. I honestly think a top GK would have comfortably caught it.
— яέ ㄥⓐｍⒷđｅⓃ (@Gre9oryPeck) January 19, 2020
Made an absolute meal of it
— Conor Joseph (@skellasaurus10) January 19, 2020
A bit dramatic
— Neil Heron (@BlueNeil69) January 19, 2020
Should of caught it
— keelo (@leekeelo17) January 19, 2020
Made a bit of a meal of it to be fair and I’m an Everton fan
— Richard Hughes (@Puckyou1912) January 19, 2020
Does he have to react like that after every big save he does? It’s like he can’t wait to go an shout at the first player he sees. Bit cringe.
— MLH (@MichaelH156) January 19, 2020
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