Fulham manager Chris Coleman has called for the “coward” who hit Claus Jensen on the head with a coin to be jailed.
Just minutes after Jensen had hit the 66th-minute goal to defeat Everton 1-0 at Craven Cottage the Dane was struck by a missile thrown from the stand behind the goal.
Coleman said: “It’s bitterly disappointing this sort of thing.
“Generally the behaviour of football fans around the country has got a hell of a lot better but there is no excuse for that absolute nonsense.
“It was a coward who decided to throw a coin. Get him out, send him to prison or somewhere away from football.
“I think he will be identified – I hope he will.”
Everton manager David Moyes was quick to echo Coleman’s sentiments – although he insisted it had not yet been proven that a Toffees fan was responsible.
He said: “Behind that goal today were mixed supporters of both Everton and Fulham, which was great to see. It’s unsavoury when that happens but it was a mixed end wasn’t it?
“If someone did that then I agree they should be banned but you have got to accept there is as much chance of it being a Fulham supporter.
“He could have been aiming somewhere else. It could have been another player he was trying to hit.”
Moyes was also convinced Jensen would not have scored had his shot not taken a deflection off Lee Carsley.
He said: “It wouldn’t have gone in. And it wasn’t a fair result, of course it wasn’t.”
Everton were convinced they should have been awarded a penalty in each half with England striker Andrew Johnson the man in question on both occasion.
Coleman did not agree about the first decision. He said: “I didn’t think it was a penalty. It was clever play by Andy Johnson.
“Pearce went to tackle him and changed his mind. Johnson looks for a penalty at times.”
Moyes hit back: “The people who work with him will tell you he is as honest as the day is long.”