By Danny Wright
Everton fans have taken to Twitter to brutalise Ashley Williams for his performance against Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Williams, 33, started the game as a substitute but was called into action in the 27th minute to replace Leighton Baines, however he could do very little to help the Toffees avoid sinking to defeat as the Saints eased to a 4-1 victory.
Everton were already a goal behind when centre-back WIlliams was introduced to the game as Dusan Tadic netted for the Saints in the 18th minute after a strong start for the hosts.
Gylfi Sigurdsson renewed hope just before half-time with a fortuitous strike, but two second-half headers from Charlie Austin before a Steven Davis strike ensured a victory for Southampton at St. Mary’s.
The Toffees’ fanbase were clearly fuming at William’s display after he came off the bench with many of them pointing the finger at him for allowing Austin to rise above him twice to connect with goal-bound headers.
One fan even said that the Wales international is “League 2 quality”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
We are an absolute shambles and a laughing stock. Ashley Williams is the worst centre half I’ve ever seen in a blue shirt #EFC
— Ricardo (@Evertoneon) November 26, 2017
Get Williams OUT of my club.
— ●DCL● (@ClassicCalvert) November 26, 2017
WILLIAMS AND KEANE ARE LEAGUE 2 QUALITY GET THEM OUT
— Lewis ???????? (@lewis_efc_2) November 26, 2017
Keane and williams should never play for us again after January
— josh ryley (@joshefcryley) November 26, 2017
— Ian Lee Clavis (@Clayuk) November 26, 2017
— Steven Whiting (@CaringLawyer) November 26, 2017
Appalling Everton. We just cannot defend. Schoolboy stuff. Keane doesn’t move. Williams is a cart horse and Jagielka well past it. Going to be another 5-1 this. #efc
— Roy Leatham (@RoyLeatham) November 26, 2017
Senior player Williams has made 20 appearances across all competitions for Everton but after being a consistent part of Ronald Koeman’s defence, David Unsworth took the decision to axe him to the bench for recent games.
His appearance against Southampton was his first in the Premier League since the 2-0 defeat to Leicester in October.