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27th February


Crazy Horse trots in
1967 – Emlyn Hughes signed from Blackpool for a club record £65,000, netting 49 times in 665 games. He helped us to claim two European Cups, four League titles, two UEFA Cups, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two FA Charity Shields before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers for £90,000 in August 1979. His greatest season was probably 1976/77 when he captained the side to within a whisker of a unique treble, as well as being voted the Football Writers’ Player of the Year. Sadly, he died in November 2004, aged just 57.

In comes Raheem
2010 – Winger Raheem Sterling signed from Queens Park Rangers for £500,000. He bagged 23 goals in 129 reds games before being sold to Manchester City for an initial £44m in July 2015.

Jonjo’s day
1992 – Ex-reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was born in Romford. He signed from Charlton Athletic for £1.7m in May 2010, having become their youngest ever player. He struck seven times in 69 senior appearances, moving on to Swansea City for an initial £5m in July 2013.

Cardiff disappointment
2005 - We were beaten by Chelsea in the Final of the Carling Cup in Cardiff, 3-2 after extra time. John Arne Riise struck in the first minute, and we led until a Steven Gerrard own goal rescued the Blues with just eleven minutes left. Didier Drogba bagged one of his eleven goals against us with Mateja Kezman also netting before Antonio Núñez bagged a consolation, his only reds goal.

We have faced Chelsea twice more on this day in history, also suffering defeat each time.
1932 - We lost an FA Cup Sixth Round tie 2-0 at Anfield when Hughie Gallacher netted one of his eight goals against the reds, with George Pearson also on target.
1999 - Michael Owen grabbed the consolation in our 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge in a Premiership meeting. This was the game in which Robbie Fowler infamously bent over to taunt Graeme Le Saux, while midfielder Jean-Michel Ferri made the first of his two substitute appearances for the reds, coming on to replace Paul Ince early in the second half.

Happy birthdays
1948 - Left-back Alec Lindsay was born in Bury. He signed from his hometown club for £67,000 in March 1969 and netted eighteen times in 248 reds games, helping us to the League and UEFA Cup in 1973, and FA Cup and FA Charity Shield the following year, before leaving for Stoke City in September 1977.

1912 - Outside-left Alf Hanson was born in Bootle. He signed from Everton in November 1931 and scored 52 goals in 177 reds games before we received a club record £7,500 fee from Chelsea in July 1938, although he returned to guest sixteen times for the reds during the war, bagging another three goals. Forward Bill Kinghorn was born in Strathblane on exactly the same day. The Scotsman signed from Queens Park in April 1938 and netted four times in nineteen reds games, and another three times in eleven wartime matches.
1937 - Hanson struck on his 25th birthday as we were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield by Brentford, with Jack Balmer also scoring. Bobby Reid bagged one of his five goals past us as Dave McCulloch nabbed one of his seven against the reds.

1907 - Forward Ted Harston was born in Monk Bretton, Barnsley. He joined the reds for £3,000 from Mansfield Town in June 1937, striking on his reds bow as we were thumped 6-1 at Chelsea that August. He bagged a brace in his second game but only played a further three games, returning to amateur football with Shorts in the Kent League in August 1939 after suffering a broken leg that ended his professional career.

Moran in charge
1991 - Ronnie Moran remained in temporary charge following Kenny Dalglish’s resignation as Everton knocked us out of the FA Cup in a Fifth Round second replay at Goodison, the last ever to be played in the competition. Ex-red Dave Watson headed the only goal of the game.

Hodgson’s debut
1926 - South African forward Gordon Hodgson made his reds bow as Dick Forshaw struck early on in our 1-1 draw at Manchester City. Ex-Evertonian Tommy Browell netted his seventh and last goal against us.

We have faced City on two more occasions on this day in history.
1904 - We were held to a 2-2 top-flight draw at Anfield with Sam Raybould and Robert Robinson on target as Arthur Goddard missed a penalty. Billy Gillespie scored the last of his five goals past us, with Tommy Hynds also scoring.
1943 - William Wilson Hall bagged our consolation as we lost a Wartime League fixture 3-1 at Maine Road.

More records for Mickey
2003 - Michael Owen scored in his fifteenth different European game, a then club record, as we beat an Auxerre side that featured future red Djibril Cissé 2-0 in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round second leg at Anfield, with Danny Murphy also on target. Owen’s goal was his twentieth in Europe, equalling Ian Rush’s club record.

Most recently
2017 – We lost 3-1 at Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy bagging two of his seven goals past us to date and Danny Drinkwater also on target, as Philippe Coutinho bagged our consolation in their first game after Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.

We lost 3-1 seven months earlier with Jamie Vardy netting twice, and Danny Drinkwater also on target, as Philippe Coutinho bagged our consolation in their first game after Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. We went down 2-0 to the eventual champions a year earlier when Jordan Henderson played his 200th reds game, thanks to a Jamie Vardy brace, his first strikes against the reds.

Disappointment in the East End
1965 – We lost a top-flight fixture 2-1 at West Ham United, with Roger Hunt grabbing our goal. Geoff Hurst struck one of his nine goals against us, with Eddie Presland also on the scoresheet.
2011 – We went down 3-1 at Upton Park, with ex-Hammer Glen Johnson on target after Scott Parker and Demba Ba had put the Irons two goals ahead. Carlton Cole added a late third.

In McKenna’s honour
1937 - A tablet in honour of John McKenna was unveiled in the Anfield entrance hall by Mr W.C. Cuff, the Football League Vice Chairman and Everton Chairman. McKenna had managed the reds for our first four years, as well as serving as a Director for thirty years.

International start and end
2012 – Future red Mohamed Salah scored his first senior goal while winning his third cap for Egypt, in their 5-0 friendly thumping of Kenya in Qatar.
1974 - Future red Joey Jones made his Under-23’s debut as Wales lost 3-0 to Scotland at the Pittodrie Stadium.
2011 – Keeper Tyrell Bedford won his second and final cap for England Under-17’s as they drew 2-2 with Portugal in the Algarve Tournament, with Jack Dunn and Matty Regan both also in action.

Avi for Israel
Avi Cohen twice represented his country on this day in history.
1985 - He won his 32nd cap as they were held to a goalless draw by the Republic of Ireland in a friendly in Tel-Aviv. Jim Beglin, Ronnie Whelan, future red Ronnie Rosenthal and ex-red Kevin Sheedy all also played.
1977 - He played in a World Cup qualifier in the same stadium, as South Korea left with a share of the points following a goalless draw.

Boardroom changes
2009 – Chief Executive Rick Parry announced he would leave at the end of the season.
2017 - The appointment of Peter Moore as Chief Executive Officer later that year was announced.

On the move
1986 - Future reds loanee keeper Mark Prudhoe joined Third Division Walsall from Birmingham City for £22,000. He made 31 appearances for the Saddlers.
2004 - Ex-red Nick Barmby joined Nottingham Forest on loan from Leeds United, netting once in six outings while at the City Ground.

Billy the dad
1950 - Billy Liddell became a father to twins, David and Malcolm.



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