The English Premier League leaders Arsenal suffered a shocking 1-0 loss at Goodison Park thanks to a header from James Tarkowski, triggering reactions that haven’t stopped since Sean Dyche’s tenure at Everton got off to a solid start.
Everton looked a different team in their debut game under the former Burnley manager, and it was two of his former players who combined for the victory, with Tarkowski slamming home Dwight McNeil’s corner in the 60th minute.
Everton kept Arsenal at bay throughout an uncommonly fragmented performance, and the Toffees’ well-earned victory propelled them at least momentarily out of the relegation zone.
After suffering only their second league defeat of the season, Arsenal’s lead at the top may be trimmed to two points when title contenders Manchester City play Tottenham on Sunday.
Following the defeat, social media erupted with banter from rival fans and lamentation of disappointed Gooners.
Here are some of the best reactions:
@akaebube Everton has not won in 8 EPL games Today, they won against Arsenal after getting a new competent Leader. We really need to VOTE wisely this Month.
Not done he hits us with another banger.
“In line with the Cashless policy, Arsenal went Goalless today.
@LFC_JACK96 Arsenal fans about to experience the cruel reality of Man City in a title race
@papabenji_ Arsenal fans tried to compare bums like martinelli to my RASHFORD
@sujodaymystique New manager bounce is a real thing. Everton beat Arsenal, comfortably in fact. This is how Aston Villa drew us when we were in hot form in their first game after hiring good ebening
@provii8 Don’t let this Arsenal downfall distract you from the fact that United are trophyless for 6 years
@KSI Just to remind you all, Arsenal are still top of the Premier League
@UTDTrey Arsenal and Liverpool tears everywhere and Man United bagging 3 points. What a beautiful day of football
@PoojaMedia New manager bounce. Everton bounced over Arsenal with their new manager, Sean Dyche. Sorry Arsenal fans – Points dropped.