Amazingly, nobody was sent off after this brawl during Everton v Lyon
Nobody likes to see this.
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.
Ashley Williams is shown a yellow card after pushing Anthony Lopes and causing a mass brawl 😳 pic.twitter.com/4BRWvCQ10p— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 19, 2017
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.
Just yellows after the 'Grapple at Goodison'— Saj Chowdhury🎈 (@SajChowdhury) October 19, 2017
Williams so lucky to see only yellow, not red for challenge on Lopes. Mass skirmish. Pickford ran 100 yards to join in. Game boiling over.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 19, 2017
And more drama was to come when Williams brought Everton level at 1-1 with a goal just minutes after his booking.
223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. pic.twitter.com/gnvtCUp4e2— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2017
Everton level. Of course it is Ashley Williams with the goal— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) October 19, 2017
Goal! Everton 1 Lyon 1. Williams. Of course #efc— Liam Blackburn (@liamblackburn) October 19, 2017
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?