Everton boss Frank Lampard broke his hand on Thursday evening amidst wild celebrations of Alex Iwobi’s 99th-minute strike to beat Newcastle 1-0.
The Toffees’ 1–0 win against Newcastle United lifts them three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.
A second-half interruption caused by a protestor tying himself to a goal post and a VAR review which led to Allan seeing red meant there were 14 minutes of added time at Goodison Park.
And it was Lampard’s men who took advantage as Dominic Calvert-Lewin teed up Iwobi to score the biggest goal of his much-maligned Everton career since a £40 million ($52 million) move from Arsenal three years ago.
“I’ve broken my hand in the celebrations,” said Lampard, showing off a big bruise on his left hand.
“It was a bit sore and a bit shaky but I don’t care,” Lampard said.
Just a second win in 12 league games was also met with jubilant celebrations at full-time with the financial implications of relegation dire for Everton.
“The whole evening was a big night for us. Nothing is done, we have 11 games to go now but we were all waiting for this moment,” added Lampard.