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Newcastle fans wind up Everton's Jordan Pickford with T-Rex costume and 'little arms' chant

Rory O'Callaghan

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Newcastle fans wind up Everton's Jordan Pickford with T-Rex costume and 'little arms' chant

Jordan Pickford was given a difficult night by Newcastle United supporters on his return to the North East with Everton on Wednesday.

The Toffees were beaten 1-0 at St James' Park, with Miguel Almiron's brilliant winner enough to secure all three points for Eddie Howe's side.

Victory for the Magpies kept them sixth in the Premier League, just two points off the Champions League places.

Everton, meanwhile, find themselves 15th after a run of three consecutive defeats.

It is now five years since Pickford left Sunderland for Everton but Newcastle supporters certainly haven't forgotten his origins.

Footage has emerged of the home support mocking the England international with a chant about his supposedly "small arms". Watch the video below.

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In the clip, a person dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex - known for its small arms in relation to the rest of its body - can be seen running up and down the stand behind Pickford's goal while holding a flag of Newcastle's colours.

Other supporters in the stand attempt to wind up Pickford by singing the chant: "He's only got little arms, he's only got little arms, he couldn't touch the crossbar, he couldn't touch the crossbar, he couldn't touch the crossbar, he's only got little arms!"

With the match goalless heading into the sixth minute of injury time at the end of the second half, Pickford badly misjudged a looping shot from Virgil van Dijk.

Everton were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle on Wednesday (Image: Alamy)
Everton were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle on Wednesday (Image: Alamy)

He could only tip the Dutchman's effort onto his bar, with the ball bouncing back into play – giving Divock Origi the simplest of finishes to seal a dramatic victory for Liverpool.

It sparked chaotic scenes at Anfield, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp famously running onto the pitch to celebrate the goal.

Origi's goal has since gone down in Liverpool folklore, with its related chant also adopted by Newcastle supporters as a way to annoy former Sunderland goalkeeper Pickford.

He will hope for a better evening on Saturday when Everton host Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Newcastle, meanwhile, travel to face Tottenham in north London on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Jayb1970NUFC

Topics: Newcastle United, Everton, Football, Jordan Pickford, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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