Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to react after Everton suffered a bizarre 5-2 defeat to Watford at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
What’s the story?
Well, this will surely go down as one of the craziest endings to a game in Premier League history.
With Everton leading 2-1 in the 77th minute, Watford somehow fought back to score four goals in 13 minutes to dramatically turn the game around.
A hat-trick from Josh King, who spent time at Everton last season, helped Claudio Ranieri earn his first win in charge of the Hornets.
After full-time, Lineker shared a brilliant three-word reaction to the result, referencing his response to when Leicester hired Ranieri in 2015.
Claudio Ranieri? Really?— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) October 23, 2021
As you can see below, it’s the exact same reaction Lineker had when Leicester surprisingly replaced Nigel Pearson with the Italian.
Claudio Ranieri? Really?— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) July 13, 2015
Will Watford go on to win the Premier League now, just like the Foxes did?
Only time will tell.
Everton 2-5 Watford sums up poor recruitment
Much was made of Marcel Brands when he arrived on Merseyside, but in all honesty, he has done a terrible job as Director of Football.
As aforesaid, Everton actually employed King for the second half of last season, but barely gave the Norwegian a chance to prove himself.
Everton then went on to sign Salomon Rondon, who is much worse than King in our view, in what was a baffling move.
The Toffees would’ve been better off keeping the ex-Bournemouth striker, as today’s showing proves.
The sooner Brands sorts himself out and starts to clean up Everton’s transfer strategy, the better – there have been far too many mistakes.