A 19-year old Everton supporter has been charged by Merseyside Police with assault and throwing an item onto the pitch following an incident at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Objects appeared to be launched from the stands in the direction of Aston Villa players and an arrest was made after the game.
Roger Tweedle, of Cranehurst Road, Walton, has now been charged and released on conditional bail to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on 28 February.
The Toffees lost 1-0 to their Premier League rivals with Emi Buendia scoring the only goal of the match just before half time.
As the visiting players celebrated, objects appeared to be thrown in their direction with Matty Cash and former Everton defender Lucas Digne seemingly struck.
Both Everton FC and Merseyside Police released statements on the incident while Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings hit out at the section of supporters after the match, describing their actions as “disgusting”.
Supporter caught on CCTV
In an official statement on their club website, Everton FC said: “Everton security staff and Merseyside Police identified the supporter using CCTV footage.
“Several objects were thrown towards the pitch following Aston Villa’s goal at the end of the first half, with one missile appearing to strike two opposition players.
“Investigations in conjunction with the police are ongoing, and the club will issue bans to any fans identified throwing objects.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000051464.
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Aston Villa and England international defender Tyrone Mings spoke to BBC Match of the Day after the game where he labelled the supporters who appeared to throw the objects at his teammates as “disgusting”.
He said: “Disgusting really but it’s about all they’ve got isn’t it?
“They tried to make it ugly, tried to make it horrible and tried to make it an intimidating atmosphere for us to come into but we came here and got the three points, so that will hopefully be dealt with by the people who need to deal with it.
“All we could do is get up and carry on.”