Everton fans slam one player after Crystal Palace

By | November 19, 2017

It was a result which left neither side too happy.

Everton drew 2-2 away at Premier League basement dweller Crystal Palace in a match both sides really needed to win.

The Eagles remain five points adrift of safety, while Everton are just above the drop zone with 12 points on the board from 12 games.

James McArthur fired Palace ahead after one minute yesterday, but Leighton Baines levelled from the spot after a blatant dive from Oumar Niasse.

Wilfried Zaha restored Palace’s advantage in the 35th minute, but Niasse punished poor Palace defending on the stroke of halftime.

Bad news for Morgan Schneiderlin
It’s been a tough few weeks for French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

When Schneiderlin joined from Man United, many Everton fans were cheering the arrival of the former Southampton star.

But Schneiderlin has struggled to hit the high notes at Goodison Park. And recently his reputation has been tarnished amid claims of bad behaviour at training.

Indeed, rumours recently swirled that Schneiderlin was sent home, although his wife has defended him on social media.

Against Palace, while Schneiderlin started the match, he only last 45 minutes.

Was Schneiderlin subbed for another bad performance?

According to manager David Unsworth after the game, Schneiderlin needed to be removed for health reasons:

We were forced to bring Tom Davies on at half-time. Morgan had an injection before the game on his toe and he was struggling with it.

If Schneiderlin was struggling, why did Unsworth start him at Selhurst Park?

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