Twitter reacts to a black cat running on Everton's pitch
Towards the end of a match where the home team, Everton, were on the losing end, a black cat emerged onto the pitch as players stared at the animal. The cat ran across the field and play had to stop to ensure its safety. It was certainly not a great day for the Toffees who conceded in the seventh minute from a penalty.
Andre Gomes equalized in the 27th minute of the fixture after Ruben Neves had opened the scoring, but just before half-time, Raul Jimenez restored the lead for his side once more. In the end, the hosts lost out by a sorrow margin of 3-1.
It appears that Marco Silva's future at the club is getting dimmer and dimmer as the days go by. They currently sit ninth in the Premier League standings, 12 points behind Europa League qualification spots.
Silva's side have suffered a couple of shocking defeats in recent weeks, including losses to Milwall and Southampton. They will next face Manchester City which will definitely be a tough nut to crack.
Fans had been eager to see the Merseyside bring in a new striker to complement the likes of Richarlison and Theo Walcott. However, the January transfer window ended up being a pretty quiet one for the team as they only loaned players out of the squad.
It was surely a game to forget for the Toffees. The appearance of the cat was probably the highlight of the match which cheered up the crowds at Goodison Park. None of the teams listed the cat as a member of their squad nor in the line-up.
Everton fans were amazed that the cat was unchallenged and they believe that it was performing even better than their defenders. Perhaps, it is time to offer the cat a permanent deal and make it a player of the club.
Here was how fans on Twitter reacted to the incident.