Everton may have beaten Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup third round today, but it was a cat that brought the biggest cheer as the League Two strugglers offered little threat today.
Arouna Kone’s first goal for two months and a late Kevin Mirallas penalty were enough for Everton to see off Dagenham.
The Ivorian converted a far-post header just past the half-hour before his team-mate converted from the spot but the 2-0 scoreline did not fully reflect the hosts’ dominance in a match they controlled from the start.
Judging from the clip below it was the appearance of a black and white cat in Everton’s penalty area near the end which caused more problems for goalkeeper Joel Robles, who tried unsuccessfully to catch it, than the visitors’ attack.
As expected, the feline friend drew some witty reaction on Twitter.
Everton appearances this season;
Tony Hibbert - 0
Terrance the cat - 1— smart those jeans (@EFC_Dan) January 9, 2016
@Oveurungerdunn Tim Meoward #Evertoncat— Harry Haller (@wolf_haller) January 9, 2016
.@Everton Why is the cat off? I thought he was doing well. Why did Roberto sub him?— Dan Siron Voiceovers (@Danno375) January 9, 2016
Everton advances in the #FACup, but unfortunately cup tied the cat, lowering its transfer value.— Jason McChainsawBear 🌹 (@JMill1120) January 9, 2016