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Richarlison incident to be investigated by FA after Everton's win over Chelsea


 

The English Football Association are set to open an investigation into an incident involving Everton attacker Richarlison, it has been confirmed.

The moment in question was forthcoming during the Toffees' meeting with Chelsea earlier today.

After proving difference-maker in bagging the only goal of the clash, Richarlison has been accused of allowing his exuberance to get the better of him amid understandably emotional celebrations.

This comes with the Brazilian understood to have picked up a lit flare from the Goodison Park turf, before throwing it back into the home crowd.

As per The Athletic, the FA, in turn, will soon 'look into the incident', to ascertain whether the Everton star is deserving of any form of punishment.

Survival hopes boosted

Turning attentions back towards more positive matters on the blue half of Merseyside, as alluded to above, Richarlison's strike on Sunday proved all that was needed to guide Everton to an absolutely crucial three points at the expense of Chelsea.

After catching Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta napping, the South American made no mistake in slotting beyond Edouard Mendy in confident fashion:

Their latest triumph, meanwhile, has seen Everton's Premier League survival hopes afforded a timely boost, with Frank Lampard's troops now trailing both Burnley and Leeds United by just two points.

Not only that, but the Toffees also boast a game in hand, evidently not yet ready to call time on the club's top-flight stay.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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