It seems yellow was the colour of the day. And we aren’t talking about the canary yellow shirts of Alan Pardew’s men.
Referee Jon Moss dished out nine yellow cards during Friday night’s Everton v Crystal Palace Premier League match at Goodison Park.
9 - There were 9 yellow cards given in this match between Everton & Crystal Palace; the most seen in a PL game this season. Feisty. #EVECRY— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 30, 2016
That makes it the most yellow cards seen in a Premier League match this season and no-one can quite believe it:
How the hell was there 9 yellow cards in that match...can only remember one bad challenge 🤔— Dave (@dcfc201888) September 30, 2016
9 yellow cards no way was it that sort of game— Warren Barber 🏴🦅 (@BarberWoz1974) September 30, 2016
jon moss gave out 9 yellow cards....I hope he judges himself and his band of officials with similar scrutiny— obat cipriani (@obatrealmad) September 30, 2016
How many yellow cards? 😂 #cpfc— Molly Butler (@cpfcmole) September 30, 2016
John Moss giving out yellow cards for fun— Cathryn Winstone (@cathrynwinstone) September 30, 2016
Meanwhile, Palace fans were left questioning the call from Moss after his assistant’s flag went up when Damien Delaney converted a second-half header and, following a discussion between the two officials, it was decided the effort should not stand.
That goal was never offside. Delaney was robbed!! #EVECRY— Lynda O'Donoghue Donnelly (@Lynda_ODonoghue) September 30, 2016
Palace got robbed. Delaney was onside— Gavin Docker (@Vill2016) September 30, 2016
I’m happy with a point away to Everton! Hurts a bit that Delaney’s goal wasn’t offside but it’s better than a loss— 𝔰Ꮰ 𝔭 (@SJP1905) September 30, 2016
Also, Yannick Bolasie faced Palace for the first time since his move to Everton and the fact wasn’t lost among the fans:
Imagine being Crystal palace there knowing you got upwards of £25 million for Yannick Bolasie— Shaun Kelly (@shaunk2209) September 30, 2016
Palace’s winning streak, however, came to an end with a 1-1 draw.
Everton move up from fifth to third in the table, while Palace stay seventh.