The footage that appeared in the foreground on Sunday evening revealed the extent of the emotional celebrations enjoyed by three members of the Everton squad, against the backdrop of the club’s victory over Manchester United.
Frank Lampard’s troops, of course, welcomed the Red Devils into Goodison Park yesterday afternoon.
Amid the club’s constant battle to fend off relegation, the Toffees went to desperate measures to achieve a rebound, after a devastating defeat at the hands of Burnley’s Sean Dyche.
Fortunately, when all was said and done on Merseyside, he emerged victorious which is exactly what Everton did.
The single goal, scored by Anthony Gordon in the first half hour of the match, ultimately proved enough to drive the hosts of the day out of United, to just their second win in seven in all competitions:
Just get these two 💙 pic.twitter.com/RzM3KiRyKL
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And now, as noted above, a video that surfaced on social media this evening provided insight into just how much the last three points had affected the Everton stars.
The clip in question shows Vitaly Mikulenko, Alex Iwobi and Richarlison collapsing on the grass on the back of a sabbatical, amid chaotic celebrations across Goodison Park:
Anthony Gordon with a vital goal for Everton 💪
Big deflection, but the Goodison Park audience won’t care even a bit, listen to that roar! pic.twitter.com/AkPtyTBF5Q
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So, what is the impact of dropping Everton on United on the situation at the foot of the Premier League table?
Well, first, he led the Blues a full four points clear of Burnley in 18th place, before the Clarets play their deferred game against basement residents Norwich City this evening.
And in another boost to Lampard and his teammates’ survival hopes, the advantage has been in place ever since, as Burnley slipped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Carrow Road.