Everton and the FA to look into incident after Richarlison threw a smoke grenade

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Everton say 'he was attempting to throw it out of the ground' Credit: PA images

Everton and the Football Association are set to look into an incident which saw a player throw a flare.

Richarlison, who scored the winner again Chelsea at Goodison Park, threw the smoke flare back into the stands after the goal.

The forward scored on 46 minutes as Everton won 1-0, but in the celebrations that followed Richarlison’s goal, a lit blue smoke canister was thrown on to the pitch by supporters from the Gwladys Street End.

Richarlison responded by picking the object up and throwing it towards an area where there were no fans, although it is unclear where it landed.

Richarlison scored the winner at Goodison Park Credit: PA

Everton said: "We will look into the matter. As far we we are concerned, Richarlison was attempting to throw it out of the ground."

Pyrotechnics are banned from football stadiums in England.

On the pitch, the one nil victory over Chelsea means Everton have moved to within two points of the Premier League safety zone as they fight to extend their 68-year stay in the top flight of English football.

They remain in the relegation zone with five games left to play.

Manager Frank Lampard awarded his man-of-the-match prize to the Everton fans, and confessed to experiencing “goosebumps” after the team coach was greeted by a loud welcoming committee.

The welcome included a dog being carried above the crowds.