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Jordan Pickford almost allowed Manchester City a fourth goal late on in their loss on Saturday

‘Why is he laughing? I don’t know what’s funny’: Gary Neville slams Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for his reaction to almost gifting Manchester City a goal in defeat at Goodison Park

  • Everton made it three defeats on the bounce after falling 3-1 to Man City
  • Jordan Pickford was at fault when he couldn’t stop Riyad Mahrez’s free kick
  • Pickford made another error late on and was spotted laughing by the cameras
  • Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was baffled by his grin and questioned Pickford 
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Gary Neville has launched an attack on England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as the ‘keeper was spotted laughing after almost gifting City a fourth in their 3-1 win at Goodison Park.

Everton proved a strong challenge for City for much of the game before Riyad Mahrez struck a low free kick beyond Pickford on his side of the goal.

The 25-year-old should have done better to keep the effort on goal out, with the strike proving decisive as the Toffees couldn’t find their way back in the game. 

Jordan Pickford almost allowed Manchester City a fourth goal late on in their loss on Saturday

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Jordan Pickford almost allowed Manchester City a fourth goal late on in their loss on Saturday

Pickford conceded possession to City's Bernardo Silva who looked to evade the stopper

Pickford conceded possession to City's Bernardo Silva who looked to evade the stopper

Pickford conceded possession to City’s Bernardo Silva who looked to evade the stopper

Fortunately Pickford's blushes were spared as City failed to capitalize on the error

Fortunately Pickford's blushes were spared as City failed to capitalize on the error

Fortunately Pickford’s blushes were spared as City failed to capitalize on the error

City’s Raheem Sterling scored late on to seal all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side as they trail Liverpool in the Premier League table.

But it could have been made worse for Pickford and his team-mates after the stopper almost gifted City a fourth when some suspect goalkeeping allowed attacker Bernardo Silva a chance on goal.  

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The Sky Sports cameras panned to the goalkeeper shortly after his error where he was seen grinning, much to the anger of pundit and former Manchester United captain Gary Neville. 

Gary Neville was baffled by Pickford's reaction and questioned the goalkeeper's performance

Gary Neville was baffled by Pickford's reaction and questioned the goalkeeper's performance

Gary Neville was baffled by Pickford’s reaction and questioned the goalkeeper’s performance

And Neville, 44, expressed his feelings on Pickford’s puzzling reaction. 

‘Why is Jordan Pickford laughing? I don’t know what’s funny. It’s not funny,’ he said. ‘He should have saved the second goal and nearly cost his team a fourth.’

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Saturday’s defeat made it three losses on the bounce for Marco Silva’s men following their disappointing results against Bournemouth and Sheffield United.