YNWA takes a look back at recent memorable League visits to Goodison Park, as we prepare to take our 92nd League trip there on Sunday. So far our record reads 31 wins, 27 draws and 33 defeats.
We won 2-0 in November 2009, securing our third straight victory in this fixture. We opened the scoring when Joseph Yobo deflected a speculative Javier Mascherano strike past Tim Howard, with Dirk Kuyt adding a late second after Pepe Reina had pulled off a spectacular double save. We won by the same score in September 2008 thanks to a Fernando Torres brace after an hour, with a third goal harshly ruled out for an alleged foul by Dirk Kuyt. Tim Cahill was sent off late on for a challenge on Xabi Alonso.
Dirk at the double
Dirk Kuyt converted two spot-kicks as we came from behind to win 2-1 in October 2007. The Blues had fortuitously gone ahead through a Sami Hyypiä own goal, but we equalised after Tony Hibbert had brought down Steven Gerrard, with the defender rightly being dismissed. Lucas was denied the stoppage time winning goal by Phil Neville's hand-ball on the line, for which he too was red carded. Mark Clattenburg joined the lengthy list of referees castigated by Blues due to both his failure to send Kuyt off for a strong challenge on the home side's skipper, and the lack of a penalty given for Jamie Carragher's tussle with Joleon Lescott in the box immediately after we had finally taken the lead.
Gary Mac wins it
An amazing game in April 2001 ended in a 3-2 win, our first at Goodison for eleven years. Emile Heskey opened the scoring straight after an unsuccessful Everton penalty appeal. Duncan Ferguson capitalised on a defensive mix-up to equalise, the hundredth League goal we let in under Gérard Houllier's sole charge, before Markus Babbel netted a breakaway. Robbie Fowler missed a penalty that would have made it 3-1, before Jeff Winter handed the initiative back to Everton by first dismissing Igor Bišcan, and then awarding a dubious penalty, which David Unsworth converted. Finally, Gary McAllister won the game with a 44-yard stoppage time free-kick, his hundredth career League strike.
Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta were both sent off in December 2005 as Peter Crouch, Steven Gerrard and Djibril Cissé struck our goals in a 3-1 victory. Robbie Fowler and Everton's David Unsworth were both dismissed in a 1-1 draw in April 1997, as we benefited from a Claus Thomsen own goal, sometimes credited to Jamie Redknapp.
We lost 3-0 in September 2006, our biggest derby defeat since 1964.
Sami Hyypiä played his 200th League game as we lost 1-0 in December 2004. We won 3-0 in August 2003, our fourth straight League win at Goodison, a record for any club. Harry Kewell notched his first reds goal as we won our first match of the season, with Michael Owen bagging a brace.
Four months earlier, Michael Owen opened the scoring with a solo effort, his first from open play in a derby, and the sixth consecutive League game in which he had scored. A David Unsworth penalty drew the Blues level before a cracking strike from Danny Murphy won us all three points. Everton had both David Weir and Gary Naysmith sent off late on. Ian Callaghan made his 400th reds appearance in a goalless draw in August 1968.
Neil Ruddock scored an own goal in our 2-0 defeat in October 1997, our only one in a League derby prior to last season. Øyvind Leonhardsen made his League debut in this match. Defender Nicky Tanner scored his only reds goal in our 1-1 draw in December 1991.
Ablett in action
Julian Dicks made his reds bow in our 2-0 defeat in September 1993, the most recent red to make his debut in a derby, with Steve McManaman and Bruce Grobbelaar coming to blows after the first goal. Ex-red Gary Ablett skippered the Blues. We lost 2-1 in December 1992, with Mark Wright opening the scoring. Mo Johnston equalised almost immediately, before ex-red Peter Beardsley struck the winner from a pass by fellow ex-red Gary Ablett to become only the second player to score for both sides in this fixture.
Wayne Rooney was the Everton mascot in April 1996 with Robbie Fowler on target late on in a 1-1 draw. Joe Royle's first game in charge at Goodison resulted in a 2-0 win for him in November 1994, with goals from strike pairing Duncan Ferguson and Paul Rideout.
Other 3-2 wins
We struck twice in a minute in September 1990, through Peter Beardsley and then a John Barnes penalty after Ian Rush was brought down. Peter Beardsley scored again in the second half before Andy Hinchcliffe pulled one back with a quickly-taken free-kick, and then Stuart McCall made it 3-2, again from a free-kick, that bounced off the bar, onto Glenn Hysén and in.
Kenny Dalglish opened the scoring after just twenty seconds in September 1985, one of the fastest ever derby goals, and the only one ever scored by a Player/Manager. Ian Rush then netted his eighth derby goal, to equal Harry Chambers' club record before Steve McMahon scored his first reds goal from 25 yards to put us three ahead. Graeme Sharp and Gary Lineker both struck to cause us some nervy moments, but we won 3-2 with Lineker also rattling the crossbar. Veteran Phil Neal came on as a substitute for Steve Nicol to equal Ian Callaghan's record of 29 consecutive derby appearances.
Other memorable games
We played our first competitive game since the Hillsborough disaster in May 1989, which ended goalless. Wayne Clarke struck the only goal in March 1988, ending our record-equalling 29-match unbeaten League run. This was one of only two League defeats we suffered this season.