Everton fans have called Anthony Martial a cheat after getting Manchester United a penalty in the 26th minute on Sunday, which Paul Pogba converted as José Mourinho’s charges claimed an important 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
Some Toffee fans have criticised the winger for diving after Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye appeared to get the ball first but referee Jon Moss felt the challenge was clumsy and pointed to the spot for United’s opening goal.
To add insult to injury, Martial then scored a spectacular goal in the second-half to extend the Red Devils’ lead with a brilliant curling shot that found the bottom-left corner of Jordan Pickford’s goal.
Marco Silva’s men did however get a goal back with less than 15 minutes left to play through a penalty of their own by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
It wasn’t enough though as the Merseyside club’s three-match winning streak came to an end, much to the frustration of the club’s fans.
Here are some of their reactions on Twitter to the Martial incident.:
Martial is a cheat.
— Everton (@Everton160987) October 28, 2018
Cracking dive by Martial. Manchester United can only cheat their way to victory. #MNUEVE
— Josh Goodman (@TUFC_GDMN) October 28, 2018
Martial is a cheat, Coleman is finished after that horrific injury, Walcott is garbage, Richarlison isn’t a striker needs to be on the left. #MUFCvEFC
— Reluctant Traveller (@RZ1800) October 28, 2018
Everton. Thwarted by a bunch of cheats with a terrible referee.
— MDamon_toffee (+) (@Everton_Damon) October 28, 2018
Oh and refereeing is getting worse by the week. Martial should be retrospectively banned as was Niasse and Moss should be retired on the spot or banned from Everton games. Just a cheat
— joey dunn (@joeydunn99) October 28, 2018
Everton get Jon Moss’d again. Martial should be ashamed of himself with that dive as well. VAR can’t come quick enough to flush out these cheats
— Darryll King (@dazzler1878) October 28, 2018