Everton had to settle for a point at home to West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Saturday, in a match overshadowed by a horror injury to midfielder James McCarthy.
The Republic of Ireland international was stretchered off with a double leg fracture after a collision with Salomon Rondon in the second half, with the Toffees trailing in the game thanks to a Jay Rodriguez opener for the Baggies.
Sam Allardyce’s side rallied though and rescued a point through substitute Oumar Niasse, who netted just 56 seconds after coming off the bench.
New arrival Cenk Tosun was again given an opportunity to impress but looked isolated throughout his time on the pitch with Everton failing to provide much creativity in the final third, though the debuting Theo Walcott did provide the assist for Niasse’s equaliser.
Supporters were disappointed with the performance and their midfield in particular, with Morgan Schneiderlin receiving most of the criticism.
The French international, who signed for the club for a reported £24m just over a year ago, was ineffective in the middle of the park and fans are now calling for him to be dropped.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
— Eamonn Gallagher (@EamonnGallaghe2) January 20, 2018
Can any @Everton fan please please explain to me what Morgan Schneiderlin brings to the team right now?
I can't wrap my head around why he gets picked so regularly…
— Tall-Ball-Bag (@Faithless_ink) January 20, 2018
— Paul White (@pwhitey8) January 20, 2018
Theresa May's put in a better performance as PM than Morgan Schneiderlin as a player this season.#EFC
— Paul Downes ??? (@CallmeDownsie) January 20, 2018
Sigurdsson and Schneiderlin need to be binned. Hearts the size of a pea the pair of them. #efc
— Big Samuel's Blue and White Army (@BlueDanEFC) January 20, 2018
Not really sure what’s behind the decline of Morgan Schneiderlin, but it’s been shocking to see; he bottles out of challenges and refuses to pass forwards. Totally different player to his first season at #EFC
— Mathew (@Mightymj1) January 20, 2018
If you pick Schneiderlin ahead of Gana, & Williams ahead of Jags or Keane, I do not want you to manage our Club #EFC
— Rodger Armstrong (@rodgerarmstrong) January 20, 2018
— Jay Kennedy (@JayKennedyEFC) January 20, 2018
First thing I don’t understand is why we are playing 2 holding midfielders against West Brom @ Home. Second thing, I don’t understand how Schneiderlin is picked over and over again. He’s been shite this season and still they persist with him. #EFC
— Everton (@Everton160987) January 20, 2018
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