April 15, 2024

‘How?’ – Alan Shearer stunned by ‘Mad’ Everton footage v Nott’m Forest live on BBC

Alan Shearer stunned by ‘mad’ Everton footage v Nottingham Forest live on BBC

Alan Shearer was left stunned live on BBC as footage emerged from the clash between Everton and Nottingham Forest.

The Toffees picked up all three points in the Premier League encounter at the City Ground on Saturday (2 December).

Dwight McNeil’s goal was the difference between the sides, but Shearer could not believe that a penalty was not given after Abdoulaye Doucoure pulled Ryan Yates’s shirt in the box.

“It’s not too dissimilar to what happened last week between Brighton and Forest,” Shearer said on BBC Match of the Day (2 December).

“One went for them one went against them last week. This is what drives footballers, coaches, managers and fans mad, the lack of consistency. Because last week this was a penalty.

“How is that not? You can’t be giving a penalty one week for pulling and not the next week. Clearly he’s pulled his shirt there. That’s a penalty for me.”

Lucky?

Everton fans feel they have been very unlucky in recent times following the 10-point Premier League deduction handed to the club.

After plenty of hard work on and off the pitch, the Toffees plummeted from 14th place to 19th place in the league table following the immediate punishment.

And after losing 3-0 at home to Manchester United in their first game since the sanction, Sean Dyche’s side have now climbed one spot to 18th thanks to the three points at the City Ground.

But perhaps they can count themselves lucky this time around, with Everton midfielder Doucoure having his hands all over Yates in the penalty box.

Despite the incident taking place right in front of the referee, no penalty was given, much to the frustration of Yates and his manager Steve Cooper.

Dyche will surely focus on the points rather than that incident, but the Toffees boss will perhaps be well aware of how his team got away with one in Nottingham.

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