For a brief moment, Fabian Schar thought he had made it Everton 1 Newcastle United 5. However, his joy was short lived.
Schar started the day as an injury doubt. He was not spotted in training after picking up a hamstring injury in the win over Tottenham.
But he ended it with another 90 minutes in the tank, three more points on the board and a bone to pick with one of his teammates.
Fabian Schar unhappy with Dan Burn after disallowed Newcastle goal
With Everton in disarray, it looked like Schar had further compounded their misery. A cross was cleared towards him late in the game, and the 31-year-old curled an extraordinary effort beyond a helpless Jordan Pickford.
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It was a fantastic strike, but then VAR intervened. Replays showed that when the initial cross came in, Dan Burn was in an offside position. While the big man did not win the ball, he influenced play by challenging for it.
It was a frustrating decision, but the right one. However, Schar is not happy with his fellow defender. He directed a tweet towards Burn after the game, expressing his anger at being cost a goal. He has not scored since the opening day of the season, where he produced an outrageous long range strike against Nottingham Forest.
If I was Schar, I would be annoyed as well! The goal was absolutely fantastic, especially considering it was from a centre-back. Then again, we all know what Schar is capable of with a ball at his feet.
It has been all about the assists for Schar as of late. He split the West Ham defence wide open the other week to setup Joelinton, then he got another assist for the Brazilian on Sunday with a glorious long ball that looped over the Spurs defence.
He thought he had gone from provider to scorer on Thursday night, but he was robbed by Burn. Good job it was 4-1, and that our goal difference is already exceptional.