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A black cat on the pitch at Goodison Park during Everton 1-3 Wolves
(Image: Twitter/Soccer AM)

VIDEO: Black cat on pitch at Everton during game against Wolves

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A black cat interrupted Everton’s 1-3 defeat to Wolves at Goodison Park on Saturday when it appeared on the pitch midway through the second half.

The Premier League clash was paused for over two minutes while the animal was pretty much left to its own devices as it wandered around on the grass.

Why didn't I say "he went a whisker wide?" ๐Ÿ˜‚ #bbcfootball #catcommentary #amistillon #blackcat #EVEWOL #EvertonFC #Wolves https://t.co/TrGj27c5df

— John Acres (@johnacres48) February 2, 2019

Everton manager Marco Silva has been coming under increasing pressure from supporters in recent weeks.

And the commentators speculated that “Tiddles” had been smuggled into the stadium by a mischievous home fan.

And now thereโ€™s a lengthy delay due to a cat on the pitch #EVEWOL pic.twitter.com/nOiwr0nI4p

— Ian Parker (@iparkysport) February 2, 2019

Despite a suggestion that someone should “embarrass themselves”, in the end the cat only needed a little guidance to make its way off the pitch and out of harm’s way.

The game continued but no further goals were scored following the intrusion in the 68th minute.

The moment a black cat joined @Everton & @Wolves on the pitch at Goodison Park! Fantastic commentary from @MikeyBurrows ๐Ÿ˜‚ #EVEWOL pic.twitter.com/9Vqj4CWnVA

— James Levett (@iamjameslevett) February 2, 2019