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Jordan Pickford in absolute howler and fans fume at Frank Lampard as Everton lose at Bournemouth

Jordan Pickford got in an absolute howler and fans fume at Frank Lampard as Everton lose at Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Everton tasted their second defeat at the Vitality Stadium in a week on a difficult afternoon on the south coast.

A bright opening from the Toffees was quickly cut short by a Marcus Tavernier opener on the 18th minute before Kieffer Moore added a controversial second midway through the first half as James Tarkowski was down on the floor with a head injury.

VAR looked at a Lewis Cook challenge on Amadou Onana seconds just before the break, only for the Bournemouth midfielder to end up with a yellow card.

The away side created half-chances in an attempt to get one back but the hosts comfortably claimed all three points just 20 minutes from time through substitute Jaidon Anthony’s header, four days after Everton’s Carabao Cup exit to the same opponents.

It left Everton going into the World Cup break on a losing note as they return to competitive action against Wolves at Goodison Park on Boxing Day.

They sit in 17th in the Premier League table, one place and a point above Nottingham Forest while Bournemouth rise to 13th after ending their own four-match losing streak.

Player ratings

Bournemouth: Travers (7), Smith (7), Zemura (8), Stephens (7), Senesi (7), Cook (8), Lerma (7), Tavernier (8), Billing (7), Solanke (7), Moore (7).

Subs: Christie (6), Anthony (7).

Everton: Pickford (5), Patterson (4), Mykolenko (5), Tarkowski (6), Coady (5), Onana (6), Gueye (5), Iwobi (5), McNeil (5), Gray (5), Maupay (4).

Subs: Gordon (6), Doucouré (5), Coleman (6), Cannon (6).

Player of the match: Jordan Zemura.

Bournemouth interim manager Gary O’Neil: “Excellent with and without the ball. Defended well and created a lot of chances. The boys maintained it for 90 minutes. That’s 12 goals in last four games against Premier League opposition, impressive.

“Today was a completely different challenge and the boys nailed it on Tuesday and tonight. We waned to get to 16 points before the break and that is the least they deserve.

“I have not seen it back. I didn’t notice he was down until the goal went in. I hope he is OK but it looked like his shoulder not his head. The player’s safety is most important.

“We had a few chances. You have scary moments at the other end, that is the nature of the Premier League and you have to see them out.”

Asked what happens next? “I am not sure, I have not put any thoughts into my future. That will take care of itself, I am in control of my own future and how hard you work will stand you in good stead. I don’t want to talk about myself after that performance from the lads.”

Everton boss Frank Lampard tells Sky Sports: “Not a good one. Clearly to lose in the manner we did. The referee gets it wrong for the second goal, James Tarkowski has a head injury and we were told that two weeks ago.

“I am disappointed (with third goal), we need to defend it better.”

On scenes at the end: “I can’t talk you through it but fans have their dues o be happy today. They feel like I do.

“They were sharper than us, more aggressive and that is the responsibility of the players and mine. They have to take the action on the pitch.”

Everton defender Conor Coady: “One hard look in the mirror for every single one of us, that is not good enough.

“Personal pride and standard is what we have to set in training, it is nothing to do with the manager or staff, we don’t have them at the minute. We need to look at ourselves long and hard and are going into a break now. It was shocking, nowhere near good enough. We have to be better in the second half of the season, we HAVE to be better. We have had a long chat about what we need to do.

“Jordan Pickford has come in and apologised, he has been a fantastic goalkeeper for this football club and does not have to do that. They wanted it more than us.

“Massively short (of where they should be). This is Everton Football Club. We are not representing that at the minute. There is a lot of looking at our ourselves to do, I don’t know what it is. The only good thing that has come out of this is the second half of the season. We have a lot of learning to do.

“World Cup, everyone is excited. I am looking at today and for me it will take a lot of time to take over. Some of that at the end was horrendous, you don’t want to feel that. How can you expect them to be behind us when we are doing that?”

Twitter users reacted to Jordan Pickford in an absolute howler and fans taking to fume at Frank Lampard as Everton lose at Bournemouth…

@Bluelefty1: I’m by no means a lampard in or out but multiple managers have achieved similar things at Everton, unfortunately we have to admit it’s not the manager 🤷‍♂️

@clarke__78: Really wanted Lampard to succeed at Everton, but his record makes it impossible to defend him — & I’ve tried. Best news for us is we get a month of rest to change things & go again. It’s going to be another very long season by the looks of it. 🔵

@UpTheGun3: Most toxic fanbase in the league. Nothing they love more than abusing their own players.

@Everton78Nsno: So if travelled 2 10 hour round trips in 5 days to lose 2 games of an aggregate score of 7 1 you’d be happy would you?

@balc_top: 2 12 hour journeys made by some of those fans in the last 5 days to be beaten 7-1 on aggregate watching a team who didn’t care. They’re fully right to be angry

@Kloppista_LFC: One thing being angry, another thing hurling abuse at the players. Doing the players would be reacting like that if they weren’t getting abuse.

@markjonesblue: Absolute disgraceful! Out of all the players to do this to… He has worked his balls off! Being angry is understandable, but take it out on our ONLY in form player! Absolute toxic idiots! And I heard one fan tell Iwobi to F off! #everton

@Steviemc21: Rightly so! Backwards again! Poor club

@TheSmugCannon: Absolute melt down from the Everton fans and rightly so. Totally embarrassing to lose them two games to Bournemouth in that manner. Questions need to be asked of Frank Lampard now. The bloke is not the answer, absolute myth of a manager.

@Tarek_Football: Everton need an overhaul from the top, it’s been clear for a long time. Under Moyes, they had a strong strategy and since then it’s just been reckless spending. They’ve had world class managers, young managers, experienced managers, none succeeded in a poisoned chalice.

@jeremyw35302292: Look how the security staff go and have a word with the players. They should have to see and be accountable to the supporters ..a clap at the end isn’t good enough.

@h_dog00: People moan when players don’t come over after a loss then just get abuse hurled at them when they do 😂

@bfc_TH: Everton fans doing about 12 hour round trip today and some of them will have done it twice this week they’re more than in their right to show their frustration

@umirf1: Away day match-going fans have a right more than most to express how they feel but blatant disrespect for @alexiwobi, a player that has arguably been Everton’s best and hardest working for a while is absolutely ridiculous. Never kicks up a fuss, lovely personality, great player.

@squadiemoore: Things I love seeing @Everton fans kicking off like there a big club who should be challenging at the top end of the premier league not been a big club since the 80s big fan base doesn’t mean your big enough to compete up the top end of the table 🤣😂

@evertonian6: 20 hours, over 1000 miles of travelling this week, witnessing the same crap every year now I think Everton fans have every right to be irate with performances like that

@EvertonBlueArmy: I hope the players now realise that the fans won’t pull them out of the shit again like last season. There’s only so much the fans can do and take. They all need to sort it. The players, the manager and especially the owners. They all need to sort it very, very quickly.

@FerretGee: They have every right to be angry but giving Iwobi a hard time I just don’t get. He’s probably been our best player this season.

@mgr1973: I get it. Travelling all that way, twice in a week, years of disappointment. But Iwobi receiving the hate feels somewhat counterproductive! Best player this season by an absolute mile, need him more than ever. The others need to get to his level.

@spsdkers: They have the right to boo but honestly what does this achieve ? Iwobi wasn’t great but he was willing, turned with the ball but with those three in front of him what’s he meant to do? To be fair there was a fair bit of support in there for him too.

@PabsH77: Get the anger but personal attacks on players isn’t helping anyone especially a lad who’s been probably our only standout player since last season. The club has failed us by not signing a replacement for DCL.

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