What’s going on with Jordan Pickford?
Everton’s No.1 was one of the heroes of England’s World Cup campaign over the summer, memorably starring in the Three Lions penalty shootout win over Colombia.
But just six months later, he’s starting to look a little error-prone for his club.
Of course, there was that howler in the closing moments of the Toffees derby clash with Liverpool a few weeks ago, when he somehow managed to claw a high-ball from above his crossbar into the path of Divock Origi, who gratefully netted the late winner.
And today against Spurs, he was very much at fault for the away side’s first-half equaliser.
With Everton leading courtesy of Theo Walcott’s early goal, Spurs were keen to grab a quick equaliser.
And it came from a horrible mix-up between Pickford and his defender Kurt Zouma.
As the ball was hit up-field on the 27th minute, Pickford decided to come charging out of his goal to deal with the loose ball, catching Zouma unaware as he was tracking Spurs attacker Heung-Min Son.
As the pair were caught in two-minds, they collided and allowed Son to latch onto the end of the ball and curl it into the top corner of the empty net.
What a mess.
Spurs used the momentum from the goal to net twice more in the first-half, with Pickford possibly at fault for at least one of them.
Dele Alli was able to set-up Son for a powerful effort inside the box after half-an-hour, which Pickford parried back into the path of Alli to fire home.
Then, for the third, Kieran Trippier fired towards goal from a free-kick, which cannoned off the post and into the path of Harry Kane.
It’s certainly been a bad day to be Everton’s man between the sticks.
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