John Stones and Tim Howard were at the centre of another defensive calamity as Andre Ayew capitalised on their defensive dithering.
Howard has been hugely criticised throughout this season and John Stones’ ‘composure’ on the ball is continuing to get him into trouble defensively.
Fortunately, some people could see this sort of disaster happening.
Incredibly strong Everton team today. As for Tim Howard, it's the hope that kills you #EFC
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) January 24, 2016
Stones tried to calm the fans down the other week, but no one can seem to decide which of the two to be annoyed with…
— ShibashishChatterjee (@truthserum07) January 24, 2016
That supposed confidence on the ball seems to be wearing a little thin with the Goodison faithful and the fans are pretty glum right now.
Howard took a backwards step when Stones played the ball but all day Stones fault. Too cocky for his own good
— Mikey A (@mikjaal) January 24, 2016
Everton fans, as ever, are largely slapping the blame on the American keeper, despite a true hospital pass from Stones. Some times fans just can’t stop themselves jumping on a bandwagon and running with it..
Stones has had a mare with the pass but where's Ayew going there? Bit unnecessary for Howard to tackle.
— EFC Feelin Blue (@EFCFeelinBlue) January 24, 2016
Everton are shaking in the first half and each fan seems to know that this side should be doing a whole load better. If they can’t get something from this game, will they finally lose patience with Stones?
Tim Howard will cost Martinez his job if he keeps getting picked.
— Mark (@EvertonAreOkay) January 24, 2016
But from once being tipped as a manager for some of the world’s biggest clubs, Martinez is rapidly seeing his reputation drop.
Everton shouldn't be anywhere near the bottom half with their squad. Martinez is proper trash.
— Shogo Makishima (@ThePsychoRelic) January 24, 2016