Lucas Digne struck by bottle thrown by Everton fan during goal celebration
Aston Villa players were celebrating Buendía's opener.
Lucas Digne was hit by a bottle thrown by an Everton supporter as Aston Villa celebrated Emi Buendía opening goal at Goodison Park.
After a cagey start to the Premier League match on Saturday, the Argentine attacking midfielder opened the scoring from a corner in added time of the first-half - smartly directing his header past Jordan Pickford.
However, as Villa's players celebrated the goal in the corner of the pitch, Digne - who left the Toffees to sign for Steven Gerrard's side earlier this month - was struck by an object.
The Frenchman dropped to the ground, with Matty Cash also appearing to be caught by the bottle as he also fell to the floor clutching his head.
Digne made 127 appearances for Everton during his time on Merseyside, registering six goals and 20 assists.
However, the left-back was ostracised by former Toffees manager Rafa Benitez - which led to him making the move to Aston Villa for a reported fee of £25m.
He left having not played for the club since their 4-1 Merseyside derby defeat to Liverpool on December 1st.
According to BT Sport, the police and security staff are currently investigating the incident, with the club insisting that the harshest punishment will be given to the perpetrator(s).