Everton vs Newcastle delayed as protestor attached to goal in repeat of Arsenal incident

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Everton’s Premier League clash with Newcastle was delayed as a supporter attached themselves to the Goodison Park goal net. The fan had seemingly made their way onto the pitch, beyond stewards, and cable-tied themselves to the goal. 

The Toffees, who are at risk of being relegated from the top-flight, had struggled to break down a sturdy Newcastle defence. That was to the frustration of those inside the stadium. 

But there was some light relief five minutes into the second half when referee Craig Pawson halted play ahead of a Newcastle throw-in inside Everton’s half. There was some confusion over the delay until broadcast cameras showed a fan being cut from the net with a bolt cutter. 

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