Aston Villa duo Matty Cash and Lucas Digne struck by BOTTLES thrown by Everton fans in shameful scenes as they celebrated their team’s opening goal at Goodison Park
- Two Aston Villa players were struck by a bottle thrown by Everton fans
- Matty Cash and Lucas Digne both went down to the turf holding their heads
- Several bottles were thrown from home stands as Villa celebrated their goal
- Villa celebrated in front of the Everton fans after Emiliano Buendia’s header
Aston Villa duo Matty Cash and Lucas Digne were felled by bottles thrown by Everton fans in disgraceful scenes at Goodison Park.
Steven Gerrard’s side were celebrating their breakthrough goal by Emiliano Buendia on the cusp of half-time in front of one of the home stands.
Cash appeared to be struck on the head by a bottle full of orange liquid and it appeared the same missile also hit former Everton defender Digne, who fell to the turf too.
Aston Villa players Lucas Digne and Matty Cash were struck by a bottle thrown onto the pitch by Everton supporters as they celebrated their team’s breakthrough goal at Goodison Park
Cash (left) and former Everton player Digne (right) were struck by the bottle thrown on
The bottle is picked up by Ezri Konsa with Cash still on the floor after being struck
Both players were left clutching their heads before eventually returning to their feet.
Several other bottles were thrown from the stands in the unsavoury scenes but missed the group of Villa players.
Security staff at Goodison were searching for the culprits during half-time and an announcement was made over the PA system asking supporters not to throw missiles onto the pitch at the start of the second-half.
Both players fell to the turf after being hit before eventually returning to their feet
Security staff at Goodison Park spent half-time trying to find whoever threw the bottle
The incident was condemned by Jermaine Jenas in the BT Sport studio at half-time.
He said: ‘It’s becoming too often in the Premier League now (fans throwing things).
‘It’s disgusting if I’m totally honest, look at the state of that, we’re going back to old times and the dark ages of football with bottles and coins being thrown onto the pitch.
‘There needs to be some serious punishments thrown out to all the clubs that are behaving in this way, it’s not just Everton Football Club, this has happened in stadiums all over the season and they need to stamp it out now.
‘Whatever it may be, there needs to be some punishments to stop it from happening.’
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