Furious Everton fans confront Frank Lampard and his players after their dismal 3-0 loss to Bournemouth as they hurl matchday shirts BACK at the squad in a huge show of disapproval… as Conor Coady slams his side’s SHOCKING display
- Everton fans were left furious after watching their side lose 3-0 to Bournemouth
- The south coast club defeated the Toffees 4-1 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday
- Everton supporters hurled matchday shirts back at the players after the match
- Security had to intervene as fans displayed their fury towards the Everton squad
- Conor Coady admitted the Toffees’ performance was ‘shocking’ after the match
Everton fans displayed their fury towards Frank Lampard and his players at the Vitality Stadium, after watching their side suffer a miserable 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Toffees supporters were hoping for a reaction after losing 4-1 to the south coast club in the Carabao Cup in midweek, but instead witnessed the opposite, with Everton 2-0 down within the opening 25 minutes.
As Everton’s players headed towards the visiting fans after the match, security were forced to intervene as supporters staged a confrontational display of anger towards Lampard’s side.
Everton suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday
Security were forced to intervene as Everton fans displayed their fury towards their players
A group of fans hurled back matchday shirts towards the players, with Alex Iwobi one of the players targeted.
Jordan Pickford was also seen shrugging his shoulders in disbelief, while Lampard seemed to be trying to calm down the Everton fans.
During his post-match interview, Coady admitted the performance of the players was unacceptable.
‘Shocking, not good enough,’ the centre-back said. ‘They wanted it more. We’ve got a lot of learning to do, we need to go back to the drawing board and improve.’
Lampard spoke out about the incident involving fans, claiming there was a ‘misunderstanding’ after Iwobi’s shirt was thrown back onto the pitch.
‘I think there was a bit of a misunderstanding, Alex [Iwobi] had some friends that he was concerned about that were sort of at the front of the fans, there was nothing in that, and the players just have to accept the fans have a right to voice their opinions,’ he said.
Toffees supporters hurled Alex Iwobi’s matchday shirt back to him in frustration after the game
‘The fans have a right to be disappointed. They have come down here twice this week and seen poor performances. And before that we had been going OK and then they see performances they don’t like.
‘So when we are pleased they are happy after Palace, when we are pleased that they give us a welcome, we have to understand that they can voice their opinions and their opinions are right today.
‘It’s not a nice moment but sometimes you have to suck it up in terms of being humble about the fact the performance was not good enough. So you have to go over and it is not a moment to clap and cheer, we get that. It is a moment to go over and [acknowledge] the fact they are there and it wasn’t good enough.’
After a vibrant start from Bournemouth, Marcus Tavernier fired the hosts ahead in the 18th minute before Kieffer Moore doubled the lead seven minutes later.
Bournemouth leapfrogged Frank Lampard’s side, climbing to 13th in the Premier League table
As Everton looked to stage a comeback in the second-half, Jaidon Anthony netted Bournemouth’s third in the 69th minute to seal the victory.
The Toffees slipped to 17th in the table as the Premier League prepares to break for the World Cup, just one point above Nottingham Forest in the relegation zone.
The mauling at the Vitality Stadium marked Everton’s fourth match without a win in all competitions, conceding nine goals in their last three fixtures.
Despite their robust start to the season defensively, Lampard’s side have slipped into another relegation battle, having narrowly escaped the drop last campaign.