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“Hero-to-Zero in 18 months” – Fans tear into Everton star following costly error

Wales had their 2018 World Cup hopes dashed following a 1-0 UEFA qualifying Group D loss to Republic of Ireland on Monday.

The Dragons needed a win to be guaranteed of a playoff spot heading into the last round of fixtures, but the visitors took advantage of a 2nd half defensive error to break the hearts of the home crowd.

Everton defender Ashley Williams was dispossessed by Jeff Hendrick after failing to control a pass from goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and the Burnley man set up James McClean for the goal.

It’s not the first time an error from Williams would lead to goal in recent months.

Weeks ago, he failed to deal with a pass with the scores still at 1-nil at Old Trafford, allowing the hosts go 2-nil up after dispossessing him.

Williams also handed the ball against Manchester United last season at Goodison Park while attempting to make a goalline clearance few minutes from time.

His error against Ireland proved to be the costliest so far, as it prevented Wales from qualifying for their first World Cup since 1958.

Everton and Wales fan went rogue on the centre-back on micro-blogging site Twitter, and here are some of the harshest reactions.