Everton fell to a 2-0 away defeat against Fulham on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League – and some of the club’s supporters ripped defender Phil Jagielka to shreds for his performance.
The Toffees went into the weekend on the back of three consecutive wins in the league, but that came to a halt against a Fulham team that have already been relegated from the top flight.
Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel scored second-half goals for the visitors at Craven Cottage, as they inflicted the first defeat on the Merseyside club since losing to Newcastle in early March.
Marco Silva’s team were nowhere near their best away to Fulham and once again the inconsistency that has plagued their season came back to bite them.
Everton stuck with the same team that beat Arsenal in the previous game, but they were unable to replicate that level of display.
Veteran defender Jagielka continued in the heart of the backline and struggled at times against Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The 36-year-old centre-back rolled back the years with the winner against Arsenal, but the weekend was a step too far for him and many fans feel that Michael Keane was the obvious man to replace him in the XI.
Here are some Everton fans ripping into Jagielka:
Said from the start Jagielka never should’ve started. He played well against Arsenal but it was clear to anyone who’s watched him at any point over the past 2 years that it was a one off and not a resurgence
— / (@EFC1878JM) April 13, 2019
Has to be jagielka’s last game in blue 🙄 #EFC
— evertonfcnews_transfers (@Evertonian18784) April 13, 2019
Phil jagielka and seamus Coleman are everything thats wrong with Everton football club
— EverTony (@EfcTone) April 13, 2019
Jagielka thanks for the win last week but it’s time to retire
— ⚜️ (@Rhys_EFC) April 13, 2019
Jagielka having a mare we are all over the place here 🙈. Can’t get anything going at all.
— Ste Painter ⚽️! EFC 🍻 (@stevopainter87) April 13, 2019
I called it. And Jagielka is finished, sorry. He’s an emergency centre back only and should have not played today.
— Charles Stevenson (@charles_stevo) April 13, 2019
Jagielka again. Why did he start this game? Take him off NOW
— Andy Cardwell (@andycardwellefc) April 13, 2019
Jagielka’s “defending” then 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Tom G 🌹 (@Gillotine92) April 13, 2019