Madness at Goodison Park: Everton fans take to the pitch after saving themselves from Premier League relegation

Madness at Goodison Park: Everton fans take to the pitch after saving themselves from Premier League relegation

The Toffees, led by Frank Lampard, turned the tide against Crystal Palace (3-2) to ensure permanence. After the third goal, with five minutes left, the home fans jumped onto the pitch. They repeated the scene after the final whistle. When there is a date left for the end, Leeds are in serious danger of falling.

Everton are a traditional team in English football. It is not part of big six, the greats of the Premier League (Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and the two from Manchester), it is nevertheless a classic cast, with a long history. In this season, his objective was to maintain the category, consequence of the bad results accumulated. And this Thursday, they ensured their presence for another year in the most powerful championship in the world with an anthology match.

They rallied from a 2-0 deficit at Crystal Palace to eventually prevail, sending their fans into a frenzy after the 3-2 draw.

At Goodison Park, the game started uphill for the Toffees, managed by Frank Lampard. Goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta (21′) and Jordan Ayew (36′) put Palace ahead 2-0. So they went to break. In the add-on, Everton turned things around. At minute 54, defender Michael Kean discounted. Later, in the 75th minute, Brazilian Richarlison made it 2-2. And in the 85th minute, striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave his team the victory, which led to the jubilation of the home fans, who invaded the pitch.

Frank Lampard celebrates as the fans invade the pitch. PHOTO: REUTERS

The match ended and the victory allowed the Liverpool team to secure their permanence in the Premier League. Lampard and his technical team celebrated with all the goal accomplished. And the fans came back to enter the field. A total invasion, celebrating Everton not going down.

The one who seriously risks going down to the Championship is the Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa’s former team, now led by American Jesse Marsch, He is in the penultimate place of the table, while there is only one day left for the end of the Prime Minister. Today Burnley, the other candidate for the third relegation, drew 1-1 with visiting Aston Villa and have the same scoreline as Leeds. They both have 35 units. The difference is that Burnley have a better goal difference (-18 vs -38), so they run away.

This Sunday, the last date of the English championship is played in its entirety. Burnley host Newcastle, while Leeds visit Brentford. The Elland Road side don’t depend on themselves to stay in the top flight of English football. Requires a hand of the Magpies.

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Source: Latercera

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