Everton came back from 2-0 to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 and secure their Premier League status for next season.
At the end of the match, fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their team’s survival. One supporter provoked Palace manager Patrick Vieira, who appeared to kick him. The FA announced it will investigate Vieira and the events at Goodison Park and so did the Merseyside Police.
The Everton supporter screamed at Vieira, before the manager reacted. The footage has been published on Twitter and went viral.
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Asked for comment in his post-match press conference, Viera preferred not to say anything on the matter.
Patrick Vieira has been filmed in an altercation with an Everton fan on the pitch at Goodison Park during tonight’s pitch invasion. pic.twitter.com/MOliWvsSHJ
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First-half goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew put Palace 2-0 up against Everton, who managed to come back and win three essential points thanks to goals from Michael Keane, Richarlison, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Following their win on Thursday, Everton is now sure to play in the Premier League next season. Supporters first celebrated by entering the pitch and causing a break in play after Calvert-Lewin made it 3-2 in the 85th minute. Merseyside Police made seven arrests based on reports of disorder at the game.
Wait for Richarlison 😂
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Who’s going down?
A crazy campaign could result into relegation for Leeds. Jesse Marsch‘s men are regarded as the perfect victims ahead of the last round. Leeds is at -300 to go down, despite being on even points with Burnley (at +230).
On Sunday, Leeds travels to London to face Brentford, while Burnley faces Newcastle at home. Both Brentford and Newcastle have secured mid-table positions, but Leeds’ form as of late doesn’t convince bookies they are in a good position to get the much-needed three points. Leeds last won a Premier League match on 9 April, beating Watford away 3-0. Since then, they only won two points in five matches. Instead, Burnley has won seven points from their last five encounters. Leeds is at +170 to win against Brentford, whereas Burnley sits at +125 to triumph in the Newcastle match.