It seems a pitch-invading cat was the most exciting thing at Goodison Park today

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.

It seems a pitch-invading cat was the most exciting thing at Goodison Park 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.

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