It was John Acres who broke the news to the Wolves and Everton fans, and went on to fill nearly two minutes of prime-time television.
John’s quick fire commentary of the cat’s movement across the Wolves penalty area, including the descriptive “it looks like a fully grown… cat. He drops a shoulder, jinks one way, goes another” and “the steward’s after the cat”…. “, but the cat knows it and puts in a turn of pace…”
Eventually play was able to resume – with referee Lee Mason adding seven minutes of injury time at the end of the game.