Monday 23 July 2018

Amazingly, nobody was sent off after this brawl during Everton v Lyon

Nobody likes to see this.

Everton and Lyon players clash during their Europa League game
Everton and Lyon players clash during their Europa League game

By Max McLean

Everton’s Ashley Williams looked incredibly fortunate not to receive a red card after losing his cool during a Europa League game.

Playing against Lyon in their third group stage fixture, Everton found themselves 1-0 down when Williams’ shove on Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes caused a huge brawl.

Ugly scenes.

The resulting coming together appeared to result only in a yellow card for Williams, with worrying scenes showing fans getting too close to the players as well.

And more drama was to come when Williams brought Everton level at 1-1 with a goal just minutes after his booking.

Unfortunately for Toffees manager Ronald Koeman, Lyon edged ahead again and held onto their lead, earning a valuable three points away from home.

Everton sit bottom of Group E with one point – can they reach the last-32 with three games to go?

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