Fans Think Everton Goal's Versus Arsenal Should Have Been Disallowed
Fans think Everton's opening goal against Arsenal should have been disallowed.
Phil Jagielka gave Everton an early lead after poking in from short distance following Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header ricocheting off Sead Kolasinac.
But fans reckon the goal should not have counted.
Why? Well, because of Lucas Digne's foot. His foot was over the line when taking the throw-in.
Match referee Kevin Friend wasn't even looking at Digne with the linesman on the other side.
Jagielka's 10th minute strike sent social media into overdrive. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Digne is on the pitch taking the throw in ffs.
- Paddy Steacy (@PatTheStatAFC) April 7, 2019
That goal shouldn't have stood, Digne's foot was over the line when he took that throw in. #EVEARS
- Sufyaan (@LFC_18_5) April 7, 2019
Digne's foot a mile over the line at throw in? #foulthrow #Arsenal #EvertonFC
- Lloyd White (@lloyd_white1694) April 7, 2019
Jesus christ are the refs in this league just awful, how did no one catch digne stepping onto the pitch for that throw #EVEARS
- Baka Uli (@UlisestheGooner) April 7, 2019
Digne steps on the pitch when he takes the throw-in. Goal should be disallowed.
- Darren (@DF_Arsenal) April 7, 2019
Don't matter in victory or defeat.
Prem refs are still shit.
Digne crossed the line again with his throw.
No foul blown. #EVEARS #PL
- Drella (@AundrellD2nd) April 7, 2019
@FA @premierleague what kind of referring is being done when digne does foul throw twice resulting in conceeding a goal #EVEARS @Arsenal
- Amit Sanghavi (@amitsanghavi82) April 7, 2019
Officials doing what they do best in the @arsenal v @Everton.... getting things wrong. It was pretty clear Digne thrown in was a foul throw. Only half his foot was over the line. Doesn't excuse the poor defending of the throw in though :see_no_evil:
- Paul Franklin (@p_franklin5) April 7, 2019
Foul throw #digne - foot crossed the line on throw in #Arsenal #everton
- FPL_OGS (@OgsFpl) April 7, 2019
However, per FA rules, Digne's throw-in was actually legal.