Everton fans react on Twitter to Stekelenburg howler against France
By Amir Mir
Maarten Stekelenburg’s howler led to a Paul Pogba goal, as France beat Holland 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Monday night- and Everton fans on Twitter believe it was not his finest moment.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba opened the scoring for France, when his long range effort was parried by Dutch keeper Stekelenburg after 30 minutes.
Didier Deschamps side beat a timid Danny Blind’s Netherlands in Amsterdam, as France topped group A with seven points on their road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Stekelenburg was making his first appearance for his national side after four years, but was left embarrassed after half an hour, as he could not hold onto Pogba’s strike.
Supporters were hoping he does not make the same mistake when Ronald Koeman’s side visit the Etihad stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Here is a selection of messages from Everton supporters on Twitter reacting to Stekelenburg’s performance against France:
Not a fine moment there in goal for Maarten Stekelenburg #EFC
— (((Oren Glickman))) (@GlickmanOren) October 10, 2016
— Max Baird (@MaxyBaird) October 10, 2016
Goalkeeper should never get beaten from there #Stekelenburg #paulpogba #EFC #COYB #Netherlands
— Big T (@Big_T_71) October 10, 2016
https://t.co/a4nZ9WOSQU if Stekelenburg plays like this at City on Sat then Everton will be hammered
— Sach (@SarriesKid10) October 10, 2016
Stekelenburg's so bad. Can't save for shit, flopped in Roma, Saints, Fulham and hasn't impressed in Everton.Crazy how highly people rate him
— Jozil (@Jozil_) October 10, 2016
Koeman purchased Stekelenburg from Championship outfit Fulham in the summer, with the Toffees only conceding five goals in seven league games.
However, the shot stopper did make a mistake in the 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in September, which led to a goal for the hosts.
In other Everton news, defender Seamus Coleman has called for his Republic of Ireland side to keep fighting to improve after recent success.