Keeper literally gives up in 22-0 Premier League 'farce'

Everton have been slammed for their 22-0 thrashing of an Austrian seventh-tier team, summed up by this hilarious effort from the opposition goalkeeper.

Everton ran riot in their first pre-season friendly under new coach Marco Silva, but were widely criticised for wasting time and energy playing against such lowly opponents.

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ATV Irding play in the seventh tier of Austrian football, the Oberliga Nord, but were no match for the Premier League club who saw four separate players score hat-tricks.

Four first-half goals from Turkey international Cenk Tosun had the Toffees 10-0 up at half-time, with Kevin Mirallas scoring five times after the break.


Oumar Niasse and Adeloma Lookman also bagged hat-tricks, but in the end, ATV had given up with five goals coming in the last 10 minutes, including a terrible own goal.

The Irding keeper was so disheartened he simply turned his back as Everton slotted an inevitable 20th goal.

Not interested. Image: Everton Football Club

At one stage during the second-half, the scoreline became so ridiculous that Irding were unable to update the score correctly as they did not have the number ’21’ available, so merely displayed the score as ‘2-1’ on the scoreboard.

The level of opponent was criticised by fans and media on Twitter, with some even questioning what was the point in the Toffees travelling to Austria for a pointless friendly, while others questioned whether they had played the game on FIFA’s amateur difficulty level.