Everton fans react to Jordan Pickford display in 2-1 Aston Villa defeat
Everton’s poor home record came back to bite them again on Saturday night with defeat to Aston Villa – but some of the club’s fans on Twitter did at least find one positive from the individual display of Jordan Pickford.
The Toffees suffered a 2-1 loss at Goodison Park against Villa in a Premier League match, as they wasted the opportunity to climb into sixth in the table.
Ollie Watkins put the visitors ahead on Merseyside in the 13th minute, capitalising on a mistake from Ben Godfrey in defence.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin responded quickly for Everton with a towering header, but it was visitors Villa who took the three points due to Anwar El Ghazi’s curled effort in the 80th minute.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain eighth in the league after losing at home, and their fight to finish in the European positions is starting to become much harder.
A selection of Everton supporters on social media believe that Pickford was one standout individual from the loss.
Despite conceding twice, the 27-year-old goalkeeper was superb in net for his side and bailed them out of trouble on a number of occasions.
There was some slack defending in front of him that kept him busy throughout, but he’s an in-form shot-stopper right now that made a couple of eye-catching saves.
His position as England’s number one goalkeeper has been questioned in recent times, but his form has been excellent for his club lately.
Here are some Toffees fans discussing Pickford:
If it wasn't for pickford that would've been 6
— Jamie Tierney (@JamieTierney11) May 1, 2021
only allan and pickford can be happy w their performance there
— Fin ogarra (@finogarra) May 1, 2021
Jordan Pickford the only man who didn't let us down there. The rest are an embarrassment.
— Louis Parr (@LParr01) May 1, 2021
Good job Pickford had a stormer cos it could of been a lot more
— Graeme Friday (@GraemeFriday) May 1, 2021
Simply not good enough across the park, Pickford the only player coming out of that with positives, maybe DCL
— Laura (@_lauraaj96) May 1, 2021
Pickford doesn’t deserve that
— Harry 🇵🇸 (@harryforster18) May 1, 2021
Pickford has been incredible for a while now tbf to him.
— Tom (@EFCT0M) May 1, 2021