No damage done to statue of our greatest-ever goalscorer: Everton confirm after flare hits Dixie Dean statue


Everton said in a statement that the club were assisting police in their enquiries and that no damage had been done to the Dixie Dean memorial.

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Merseyside Police have launched an investigation after a red flare was set off on the statue of Everton’s record goalscorer Dixie Dean outside the Premier League club’s Goodison Park stadium.

Everton said in a statement that the club were assisting police in their enquiries and that no damage had been done to the memorial.

“We encourage anyone with information relating to this disappointing and disrespectful incident to contact Merseyside Police,” Everton said on their website here

“Following inspection – and cleaning of the memorial and the site – we can thankfully confirm no permanent damage has been done to the statue of our greatest-ever goalscorer – or the floral tributes laid at the foot of the statue.”

Dean, who scored 383 goals for Everton, including a record 60 league goals in a single season, helped the club win two league championships and the FA Cup. His statue has been outside Goodison Park since 2001.


An own goal by Michael Keane proved the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat visitors Everton 1-0 in a dour Premier League clash on Monday to move up to eighth in the standings.

Defeat would have seen Spurs fall below the visitors into the bottom half of the table but they held on fairly comfortably to stretch their unbeaten league run versus Everton to 15 games.

Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso thought he had scored his first Premier League goal for Tottenham in the 23rd minute but his shot on the turn took a decisive deflection off Keane to leave keeper Jordan Pickford with no chance.

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris was hardly tested in the first half although he was involved in a flashpoint as the players left the pitch at the interval, getting into a furious row with team mate Son Heung-min. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths, and access our dedicated coronavirus page.
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