Everton fined for field invasion last season
Everton fans celebrate the victory against Crystal Palace during their English Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The result spared the club relegation last season. (Photo: AP)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton are counting the cost of the jubilant but raucous scenes sparked after they avoided relegation from the English Premier League last season.

The club was fined £300,000 for on-field invasions during and after a 3-2 win against Crystal Palace on May 19.

The dramatic victory secured top-flight safety for Frank Lampard's team — and prompted wild celebrations at their Goodison Park home.

Fans ran onto the field when Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck a late winner. Everton had been trailing 2-0 at half-time and were closer to relegation from the league for the first time in its history.

Supporters ran on again after the final whistle, with one assaulting Palace Manager Patrick Vieira.

Everton were charged with misconduct in July, and on Friday the English Football Association confirmed sanctions imposed by an independent regulatory commission.

"Everton FC admitted failing to ensure that its spectators — and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers — conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using threatening and violent behaviour whilst encroaching onto the pitch area," the FA said in a statement.

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