Everton confirm fan has been arrested after Lucas Digne and Matty Cash struck by bottles

Everton have confirmed that one supporter has been arrested within the wake of Aston Villa duo Lucas Digne and Matty Cash being hit by a bottle thrown from the Goodison Park crowd.

The incident got here after Emi Buendia put the guests in entrance after Digne’s pinpoint nook, Villa’s gamers had been huddled collectively in celebration when each gamers had been struck and fell to the turf injured.

Digne specifically was the topic of hostility from the house trustworthy given he was an Everton participant himself as just lately as 10 days in the past earlier than making the change to Villa Park.

Numerous plastic bottles had been launched within the path of the Villa gamers and whereas the bulk missed, one caught each Digne and Money within the head.

Each Lucas Digne and Matty Money fell to the turf after being struck
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After the sport, Money addressed the incident, claiming: “Yeah it was loopy, it hit me straight within the head as nicely.

“It is not good having that – however three factors, we’ll take that.”

As the sport was happening, Everton confirmed they had been working carefully with police to try to decide who threw the bottle.

Simply because the second-half began, a public announcement could possibly be heard over the Goodison Park audio system urging followers to not throw something on the pitch and insisting they are going to be banned and arrested in the event that they do.

Everton have since confirmed one arrest has been made after figuring out the fan in query utilizing CCTV footage.

An announcement from the Toffees learn: “Police have arrested a supporter at Goodison Park for throwing a missile onto the pitch throughout as we speak’s Premier League match in opposition to Aston Villa.

“Everton safety employees and Merseyside Police recognized the supporter utilizing CCTV footage.

“A number of objects had been thrown in the direction of the pitch following Aston Villa’s objective on the finish of the primary half, with one missile showing to strike two opposition gamers.

Emiliano Buendia’s first-half header proved to be sufficient for Aston Villa to win 1-0
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“Investigations at the side of the police are ongoing, and the Membership will concern bans to any followers recognized throwing objects.”

Everton are presently guided by one former striker within the type of Duncan Ferguson, but it surely was one other who condemned the actions of the followers after the sport.

Ex-Toffees ahead James McFadden informed BBC Radio 5 Dwell: “It is disgusting to see issues being thrown from the group, it is a shame. It ought to by no means occur.

“There is no such thing as a manner a participant must be hit by a bottle or objects thrown from the group.”

Former England worldwide Jermaine Jenas echoed his sentiments, telling BT Sport: “We have to stamp it out now. We’d like punishments.”

Everton misplaced the sport 1-0 to make sure their depressing run of only one win since early December continues.

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