Michael Ball reacts on Twitter to Everton defeat, slams long-serving player

Tim Howard USA

Everton lost 4-3 to Stoke City at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Monday afternoon.

Michael Ball has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Everton’s defeat to Stoke City at home on Monday afternoon.

The Toffees suffered a stunning 4-3 loss to Stoke at Goodison Park in the Premier League.

Former Everton defender Ball was far from impressed with the final result and has singled out goalkeeper Tim Howard for criticism.

Howard, who is 36 years of age and is an USA international, has been on the books of Everton for almost a decade.

The goalkeeper initially joined the Toffees on loan from Manchester United for the 2006-07 season and thereafter made the move permanent, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.

It seems that Ball was not impressed with Howard’s performance against Stoke.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Goodison Park, hosts Everton had 51% of the possession, took 15 shots of which just three were on target, and earned six corners.

Roberto Martinez’s side are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 26 points from 19 matches.

Everton will return to league action on January 3 when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park.

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