Game of the Day: Everton 4-1 Spurs, 1995

Everton had a problem. Their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur was on a knife-edge with 23 minutes to go, and Paul Rideout was sprawled on the Elland Road grass in considerable pain. The forward had been carrying an injury going into the game, and now Joe Royle had a decision to make. Daniel Amokachi […]

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Game of the Day: Liverpool 0-2 Everton, 1970

Everton finished the 1968/69 season in third, having scored 77 goals, and conceded 36. The next campaign saw them tally up five fewer in their favour, with the defensive record improved to the tune of two goals. And yet they won Division 1, finishing nine points clear of second-placed Leeds. Colin Harvey believed the Blues […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-4 Man Utd, 2004

Everton (verb) – to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the most unlikely of ways; to encapsulate the very essence of comic irony; to find new ways to self-efface. ‘Everton’d it’ has become a catch-all phrase for most Blues. Blew a lead? Everton’d it. That striker who had gone 20 games without scoring […]

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Game of the Day: Newcastle 0-4 Everton, 1986

When an own goal sealed a 1-0 victory at Sunderland in April 2014, Everton recorded a seventh successive league victory for the first time since 1986/87. That season was perhaps one of the most remarkable in living memory. The previous season’s side were runners-up in both the league and the FA Cup, and Howard Kendall’s […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-0 Arsenal, 2014

2013 brought a summer of change at Everton. David Moyes’ 11-year stay was over, his backroom staff cleared, the club ready to move in a new direction. Candidates were rumoured, scrutinised and pre-assessed. Porto’s Vitor Pereira was in the frame. So too Ralf Ragnick. Michael Laudrup was also mooted. European football hipsters dreamed of Favre, […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 1-0 Man Utd, 2005

In February 1995, Duncan Ferguson rose to power a header into the Gwladys Street goal. That header gave Everton a precious 1-0 win over Manchester United. A mere 122 months later, the Blues were once more looking for three points against the Red Devils. Again, Everton’s abrasive, evergreen talisman came up with the goods. The […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 2-0 Watford, 1984

May 19, 1984. To some, just another Saturday. To Evertonians, the start of a glittering run of successes that would mark the club’s greatest period. Howard Kendall, who had survived the sack by the finest of margins, proudly led out his side at Wembley knowing they were favourites to claim domestic honours for the first […]

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