‘Ancelotti should replace him ASAP’: Everton fans fume two more Jordan Pickford errors in their Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood … with some calling on Toffees boss to find a new No. 1 goalkeeper in Goodison Park
- Jordan Pickford made two glaring errors in Everton’s victory over Fleetwood
- Fans shared their frustrations on Twitter following the shot-stopper’s mistakes
- Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame his number 1 for the goals scored by his side
Jordan Pickford was back in the spotlight after making two glaring errors in Everton’s Carabao Cup victory over Fleetwood.
The goalkeeper had made the mistake of both hosts’ goals, first hesitating about a clearance that was eventually knocked down for Mark Duffy to make it 2-1, then changed his mind about a cross and failed to get the kickback from Callum Camps hold right at him for 3-2.
Goals from Bernard and Michael Keane saved the shot-stopper’s blush, but Everton fans shared their frustrations on Twitter, with some fans calling out to Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No. 1.
Jordan Pickford made two errors on Wednesday in Everton’s Carabao Cup victory over Fleetwood
Some fans called on Carlo Ancelotti to find a new No. 1 after the shot stopper’s mistakes
One supporter wrote: ‘Jordan Pickford is going to cost Everton so many goals this season. Ancelotti must replace him as soon as possible. ‘
Another added: “Don’t think we can bring in a top goalkeeper in this window, but next summer we NEED a new top class GK Jordan Pickford man.”
But Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the first goal, instead claiming that the goalkeeper had been put in a difficult position by his teammates.
“I think the first goal was not individual errors, we played the ball back to Jordan and it was a really difficult ball,” said the Everton boss.
‘We could have behaved differently, so we didn’t do that right. Of course you have to improve there.
‘You want to build from the back, but if there is no risk. If it’s risky it’s no good, we can get a goal like we did tonight and it’s a good lesson for the future.
‘I haven’t spoken to him (Pickford). I need to speak to the players who were involved when we were building. He wasn’t alone, Jordan. ‘
But some fans were less forgiving than the Italian, with one tweeted, ‘If Jordan Pickford were a fisherman he still wouldn’t catch anything.’
Another spectator wrote: “Everton seems to have brought in some very good players in this transfer market, too bad Jordan Pickford will undo all their good work.”
Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame the England international for the goals Everton faced
A support from Richarlison and goals from Alex Iwobi, Bernard and Michael Keane ensured a fourth-round draw with West Ham, and Fleetwood boss Joey Barton highlighted the gap in the class between the Premier League outfit and his League One side.
“We had an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old center-back. We never had a ball, but we knew we would, ”he said.
‘We then gave them a goal and they got the second goal. We adjusted at half time, brought in Duffy and then we got a gift by closing the keeper.
“ Then we shoot ourselves in the foot by giving in in a few minutes and then we’re back in it – but they have the quality to pick you up at the counter.
Pickford was unable to stop the bicycle kick from Callum Camps, despite aiming straight at him
“I’m glad we made it a cup match, because it seemed to be a long 45 minutes during half time.”
About Everton with a strong side, Barton added: “I am very happy with that because it shows that Everton is serious about competition.
‘It shows a lot of respect that they showed up and played in the right way, especially when you look at the gap in the classroom at both clubs. 5-2 probably flatters them at the end, but they were way above us tonight. ‘