A fan has been detained at Goodison Park for hurling a missile onto the field during Aston Villa’s Premier League victory against Everton.
Lucas Digne and Matty Cash of Villa were both struck by bottles thrown from the crowd as their team celebrated Emiliano Buendia’s goal shortly before halftime.
The two players remained on the floor for a little moment before rising to resume the game.
A statement from Everton read: “Police have arrested a supporter at Goodison Park for throwing a missile onto the pitch during today’s Premier League match against Aston Villa.
“Everton security staff and Merseyside Police identified the supporter using CCTV footage.
“Several objects were thrown towards the pitch following Aston Villa’s goal at the end of the first half, with one missile appearing to strike two opposition players.
“Investigations in conjunction with the police are ongoing, and the club will issue bans to any fans identified throwing objects.”
Villa’s Ezri Konsa was spotted lifting the bottle’s cover and taking a sip, while manager Steven Gerrard poked his tongue out at the Goodison Park fans as he walked out at half-time.
“They did and it was disgusting really, it is about all they have got,” Villa captain Tyrone Minds said of the unsavory incident after the game.
“They tried to make it ugly, tried to make it an intimidating atmosphere and we came and got the three points. That will hopefully be dealt with but all you can do is get up and carry on.”
Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson added: “I never saw it but the supporters should not be doing that.”