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Tension boils over between Everton players and fans, with one fan throwing back a shirt

Ryan Sidle

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Tension boils over between Everton players and fans, with one fan throwing back a shirt

Things got very tense between Everton players and fans, following the loss to Bournemouth on Saturday, and Alex Iwobi even had his shirt thrown back at him.

After the relief of staying in the Premier League on the penultimate day of last season, Everton fans are once again frustrated at their team.

It hasn't been a good start to the current campaign once again for the Toffees and they headed into their final game before the break for the World Cup in an already precarious position.

They headed to the south coast for Saturday's game and were left with a depressing journey home after being beaten 3-0 by Gary O'Neil's side.

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First half goals from Marcus Tavernier and Kieffer Moore put Lampard's team in a lot of trouble at the Vitality Stadium, and they weren't able to hit back in the second 45 minutes.

Instead the hosts extended their lead to 3-0, through Jaidon Anthony in the 69th minute, leaving them a pretty nice final 20 odd minutes.

That result catapulted the Cherries above their guests and left Everton just one point ahead of the relegation zone, with six weeks until the next league game.

At full time, Lampard took his side over the visiting fans to clap and thank them for their support, but scenes turned pretty ugly, with arguments breaking out.

The Toffees' faithful have seen their team win just three times in the league this season and the loss to Bournemouth was the second to the same team in a matter of days.

O'Neil's men had stuck four past their opponents in the Carabao Cup earlier in the week, in a 4-1 win, and the second loss was clearly too much for the away fans.

Whilst there was a general angry reaction in the away stand, the incident was really given an exclamation mark by one fan throwing a shirt back at the fans.

Alex Iwobi gave his shirt over to a supporter, as is often the case, but as he walked away from them it was launched back towards him and onto the pitch.

It was certainly a very different feeling for the home supporters, who could be heard cheering and laughing as things broke down between their opponents and the fans.

Things have turned around at Bournemouth a lot in recent months, considering Scott Parker was sacked in the aftermath of a 9-0 loss to Liverpool.

It's been a much needed week for them, beating Everton twice, after four losses in the league in-a-row, including twice losing having been leading by two goals, against Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Twitter

Topics: Everton, Premier League, Bournemouth, Alex Iwobi, Frank Lampard

Ryan Sidle
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