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Liverpool Echo
Tom Cavilla

Demarai Gray responds to Chelsea taunts as Everton handed possible Premier League advantage

Your evening Everton headlines on Sunday, March 19.

'Rub that back' - Demarai Gray sends message to Chelsea fans after Ellis Simms goal for Everton

Demarai Gray has expressed his delight at Ellis Simms scoring his first Everton goal - adding that he took great pleasure from celebrating in front of the Chelsea supporters.

Sean Dyche's side twice came from behind to earn a point on their travels, much to the frustration of the home side who were on course for a fourth consecutive victory under the stewardship of Graham Potter.

Abdoulaye Doucoure headed Everton level after Joao Felix's opener, though James Tarkowski soon after conceded a penalty which Kai Havertz converted. Further drama followed late on when Simms coolly slotted past Kepa Arrizabalaga, sending the travelling Blues into raptures at the other end of the pitch.

Gray was among those who raced over to the scorer of Everton's second and was eager to savour this moment after being taunted by the home fans for much of the match.

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Marco Silva sent off in triple red card drama that could hand Everton a big boost

Former Everton boss Marco Silva was one of three Fulham players and staff to be sent off during their 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Fighting for the right to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the semi-final at Wembley, the Whites raced into the lead shortly after half-time when Aleksandar Mitrovic was well-placed to convert Issa Diop's flick-on at the back post and stun Old Trafford into silence.

However, despite enjoying a greater share of possession, chaos descended on the fixture with 20 minutes remaining as Jadon Sancho kept his cool to take the ball around Bernd Leno and Harrison Reed - only to see his effort blocked illegally blocked on the line by the hand of Willian.

As referee Chris Kavanagh was instructed to review the incident on the pitch-side VAR monitor, manager Silva unreasonably made his feelings clear about the happening and was immediately shown a red card for trying to influence Kavanagh's decision.

After a straightforward review, Kavanagh awarded a spot-kick and prompted scenes of celebration in the stands of Old Trafford as he sent Willian off for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity. However, Mitrovic was quick to get in the face of Kavanagh and in a moment of madness decided to push the official before lambasting his decision.

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