Everton confirm ARREST has been made over bottle attack on Aston Villa players

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Everton have released a statement confirming that an arrest has been made after a bottle struck two Aston Villa players as they celebrated their first-half goal.

After Emi Buendia looped a header over the helpless Jordan Pickford and proceeded to celebrate in front of the Everton supporters, Lucas Digne and Matty Cash dropped to the floor after being hit by some sort of projectile.

The flying object was a Lucozade bottle, thrown from the crowd in the direction of the celebrating Aston Villa players. It was an absolute disgraceful act and nothing you ever want to see inside a football ground.

Everton swiftly revealed that they were cooperating with the authorities to identify the offender and punish them with the full extent of the law. They have now confirmed via a statement that an arrest has been made.

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“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.”

We can only hope that the person responsible is never allowed to step foot inside a Premier League stadium again – not just Goodison. Being a sore loser is no excuse to launch attacks on opposing players. It reeks.