A few seasons ago a draw at Old Trafford would have been a great result for Everton but this season it feels almost like the bare minimum the Toffees should expect as United continued their trait of dropping points at home.
Tuesday’s one all draw was a tough pill to swallow for many Everton fans who saw their side concede a late, late penalty courtesy of an Ashley Williams’ hand ball from a Luke Shaw shot at the end of the game.
One of the more bizarre aspects of Tuesday’s draw wasn’t the manner in which Everton conceded or the fact they were reduced to ten men- albeit for a matter of seconds- when Williams was dismissed, but the way the former Swansea man and Romelu Lukaku seemed to get at each other verbally throughout the entire game.
Television cameras picked up Williams screaming at Lukaku to hold the ball up better while the striker told his team mate to shush before losing his temper with him when he conceded the penalty.
It won’t be what Ronald Koeman wants to see as he bids to try and keep Lukaku at Goodison next season.
Here’s how fans reacted on social media:
What was with Lukaku shooshing Williams? Completely missed it, Anyone any ideas??
— Everton FC (@efcretweets) April 5, 2017
@efcretweets Williams was instructing him to hold the ball up better and Lukaku once again showed Zero respect
— Adam Murphy (@Gurphy11) April 5, 2017
Blame Williams all you want, Lukaku had Barkley wide open for a tap in and selfishly went for a tight angle. Not CL standard.
— Everton Phil (@PhilipPitcher) April 4, 2017
2 things cost us that game
Lukaku being too greedy
— Jen M (@3V3RTON1AN) April 4, 2017
Regardless of the Ashley Williams/Romelu Lukaku arguing, in my opinion you’re mad if you want Romelu Lukaku to go.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) April 4, 2017
@EvertonBlueArmy I believe for the club to move forward we need him to go, although it’ll be sad it’s the right time. He’s outgrown us and thinks he’s better
— Alex (@John459327141) April 4, 2017
@EvertonBlueArmy he’s got no respect for the club or the fans as he thinks he’s better than us
— Tom Gall (@TomGall_) April 4, 2017