By Danny Wright
Everton fans have blasted defender Ashley Williams for his performance in the 3-0 Carabao Cup win against Sunderland at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
A brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a second-half goal from Oumar Niasse meant that the Toffees would breeze into the next round of the competition – but not all players were equally as impressive in the fans’ books.
Williams, 33, wore the captain’s armband in the win over Sunderland and featured for the entire 90 minutes.
However the senior Wales international is not the most popular character among the supporters and is regularly on the receiving end of harsh criticism for his performances.
Wednesday night was no different as despite the big win, the critics were out in force on Twitter to tear into the Toffees centre-back.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
It's not even close (other than Besic). Not only has he basically been a statue, he's made really terribly stupid decisions consistently.
— Deckard Trebuchet (@xianorton) September 20, 2017
The lad has some of the worst decision making I've ever experienced.
And I've experienced Colin Harvey.
— Tall-Ball-Bag (@Faithless_ink) September 20, 2017
Williams captain? Ffs? A psychiatrist would have field day with Koeman! What goes on in that head? #EFC
— Anne Roberts (@Anneroberts22) September 20, 2017
That donkey Williams shouldn't be playing but at least Kenny gets a chance…at last!
— Paul Cummins (@PaulCummins88) September 20, 2017
Hahahahahaha Ashley Williams is captain, this is the worse day in our history, made up im in bed https://t.co/L1SC1pHuge
— Tom McGrath (@tommcgrath1878) September 20, 2017
Breaks my heart every time I see Ashley Williams in that starting 11
— Demi (@demicorless_x) September 20, 2017
Team-sheet evaporates optimism. Sunderland have the stronger team here. Starting with 10 men due to Williams
— Dave (@Irontoffee) September 20, 2017
Ashley Williams is captaining my football club. ????????
— alex (@AlexYale_) September 20, 2017
Williams has made 10 appearances across all competitions this season, proving to be ever-present in the Premier League where Everton have lost their last three fixtures and conceded nine goals in the process.
The Toffees’ win against Sunderland means that they will now face a testing trip to Chelsea in the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Premier League champions Chelsea breezed past Everton in August when Antonio Conte’s side ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.
In other Everton news, fans have also destroyed this midfielder for his display against Sunderland.