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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Game of the Day: Oxford Utd 1-1 Everton, 1984

There is nothing particularly interesting about the career of Kevin Brock. The Bicester-born midfielder won the U21 European Championships with England in 1984 and the 1986 League Cup with Oxford United. Brock moved to QPR and then Newcastle, but became peripheral after the arrival of Rob Lee and left in 1994 after a loan spell […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-3 Arsenal, 1928

Many great footballers have appeared in the royal blue of Everton. Many more will. Yet it is unlikely that any will surpass the achievement of one William Ralph Dean, known now as ‘Dixie’ – not that Dean appreciated the moniker. Signed for just £3,000 from Tranmere Rovers, Dean notched 32 goals in his first full […]

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Game of the Day: 4-4 vs Man Utd, 2012

God is great, so they say. But Steven Pienaar is better. The silky South African, with his feet like finely-tuned instruments and knees like fine china, influenced many an Everton game in his two spells at the club. One of the most memorable came at Old Trafford on April 22 2012, when what was meant […]

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