The party went from the pitch to the dressing room at Goodison Park on Thursday night after Everton’s dramatic 3-2 fightback against Crystal Palace secured their Premier League status.
Palace surged into a 2-0 lead in the first half before an epic comeback was sparked by a Michael Keane goal, Richarlison equalised and Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the winner five minutes from full-time.
After ecstatic Toffees fans invaded the pitch, Frank Lampard’s men eventually headed back to the dressing room to carry the party on and toast another season in the Premier League.
Alex Iwobi’s Snapchat caught some of the highlights. Ashley Cole, a first-team coach at Everton, was seen bursting into the dressing room and spraying a huge bottle of champagne over the players to get the party going.
Mason Holgate, meanwhile, will enjoy watching the next part of Iwobi’s Snapchat back when he wakes up in the morning.
Iwobi recorded the hilarious footage of the defender signing to his team-mate, using his beer bottle as a microphone as he sang along to ‘Beautiful Girls’ by Sean Kingston.
Richarlison was one of the Everton players leading the way in the jubilant dressing room celebrations after their 3-2 win over Crystal Palace saw them avoid relegation
Ashley Cole (left) was filmed spraying champagne while Mason Holgate (right) sang a tune
Holgate was filmed serenading Alex Iwobi, who didn’t look too impressed by his team-mate’s vocals (right) in a hilarious video shared on his Snapchat
Ex-Arsenal man Iwobi didn’t look completely impressed by Holgate’s vocals, however – at one point he flips the camera around onto himself and shakes his head disapprovingly.
Other pictures show star man Richarlison enjoying a beer in conversation with Lampard, while holding an ice pack against his right thigh. Fortunately for the Toffees, it is now no longer essential that the Brazil star is fit for Sunday’s encounter against Champions League chasing Arsenal.
But any knock didn’t hold Richarlison back from getting involved in the party. He was pictured having beer sprayed over him by a number of his team-mates after another big performance for his side.
At 1:30am, Richarlison took to Twitter to call out Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, saying: ‘@Carra23, wash your mouth before you talk about me and everton and I don’t respect you’.
Speaking ahead of the match, Carragher – who was a boyhood Everton fan – tweeted about the Brazilian’s perceived gamesmanship, writing: ‘Talking about Richarlison going down is nothing to do with bias. Every Everton game I do he goes down three or four times like he’s got a big injury then just gets up! It’s not about getting a penalty or a foul but pretending he’s hurt when he’s not.’
Carragher swiftly deleted the tweet but not before but not before Richarlison posted a gif of himself celebrating a goal with his fingers to his lips in reply to the pundit.
He replied in the morning, saying: ‘I actually quite like this, if Twitter was about when I was a player I’m sure I would’ve called pundits out quite a lot!!’
Richarlison was also pictured having a beer in a quieter moment, toasting an excellent Everton victory alongside his manager, Frank Lampard
Later that night, Richarlison called out Jamie Carragher on Twitter after the Sky Sports pundit criticised how often the striker goes down in matches
Dele Alli posted a video thanking Everton fans for their unwavering support in a quieter moment in the evening’s celebrations.
‘To stay behind us the way you did… different level,’ he said, before singing along to Everton fan song ‘The Goodison Gang’.
Lampard also hailed Everton’s fans – and singled out Alli’s impact off the bench.
‘What we have just seen, I know its Premier League safety, not Champions League, what it means to this club,’ Lampard told Sky Sports.
‘Anyone on the outside would say we were dead and buried at half-time but the character of this cub dragged us through.
‘The spirit was immense, I am overwhelmed. A huge night for Everton and now we want to take that forward.
The win over Palace saw thousands of Everton fans storm the Goodison Park pitch at full-time
Frank Lampard hailed Everton’s supporters for their role in getting his team over the line
‘Sometimes as a manager you have to fake it and not show your feelings. There was a small change, Dele came on and was amazing. My point was its the emotions and character, can you energize the crowd?
‘Once that goal went in for us something felt special about the night. We have created a special night in Everton’s history.
‘We needed the fans tonight. They dragged the players but they have been doing it for a long time. The fans have dragged us through, it is extraordinary what they have done. They have suffered this year because they want success.’