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10 Years Of Moyes: A Timeline

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On Wednesday, David Moyes will reach 10 years as Everton manager.

Here we look back at the key moments of a memorable decade under the Scot...

13 March 2002 - Everton sack Walter Smith
14 March 2002 - David Moyes is appointed manager of Everton

David Moyes
I am joining the people's football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans
- David Moyes

16 March 2002 - Everton 2-1 Fulham. David Moyes' reign gets off to the perfect start as David Unsworth nets after just 30 seconds. Duncan Ferguson doubles Everton's lead 13 minutes later, and though Thomas Gravesen sees red before the half-hour mark, the Blues hold on for three precious points

11 May 2002 - Everton end the campaign 15th in the Premier League table
9 July 2002 - Joseph Yobo becomes Moyes' first Everton signing, joining on loan from Marseille
17 August 2002 – Everton 2-2 Tottenham. Moyes begins his first full season in charge with point against Glenn Hoddle’s Spurs. Wayne Rooney makes his Everton debut

19 October 2002 - Everton 2-1 Arsenal. Wayne Rooney comes off the bench to score his first senior Premier League goal and snatch a last gasp home win. Clive Tyldesley's words 'Remember the name... Wayne Rooney' become one of the most recognisable pieces of commentary of the decade

Wayne Rooney

11 May 2003 - Everton 1-2 Manchester United. Champions Manchester United win at Goodison Park but a seventh-place finish earns Everton - and Moyes - widespread plaudits
31 May 2003 - Moyes wins the LMA Manager of the Year award for the first time 

28 September 2003 - Everton 4-0 Leeds United. Steve Watson nets a hat-trick as Everton record their first four-goal victory of Moyes’ reign

13 April 2004 - Leeds United 1-1 Everton. Wayne Rooney scores his 17th and final goal in an Everton shirt as the Blues earn a 1-1 draw at Elland Road

15 May 2004 - Moyes' men end the campaign 17th in the Premier League table
24 July 2004 - Everton complete the £1.5million signing of Tim Cahill from Millwall. Moyes says: "We are delighted that Tim has agreed to join us. He has proved himself as one of the best players in the First Division and we hope to give him an opportunity to prove himself in the Premiership."
31 August 2004 - Wayne Rooney joins Manchester United. The deal is a British record for a teenager. Rooney says: "It was a tough decision to leave Everton, the club I've supported and played for all my life, but I'm excited to be joining a club as big as Manchester United."
11 December 2004 - Everton 1-0 Liverpool. Lee Carsley scores the only goals as David Moyes experiences his first win in a Merseyside derby. 

Lee Carsley
“The reason I'm most excited is for the fans. It is a quite magnificent achievement by the players."
- David Moyes

4 January 2005 - James Beattie arrives from Southampton for £6.5million to become the Club's record signing. The £6.5 million fee beats the £5.75 million paid for Nick Barmby a decade earlier.
31 January 2005 - Transfer deadline day see Mikel Arteta come in on loan from Real Sociedad. The midfielder is a replacement for Thomas Gravesen following the Dane's move to Real Madrid
20 April 2005 - Everton 1-0 Manchester United. Duncan Ferguson's header secures Everton's first win over Manchester United in 10 years as the Blues close on a top-four finish

7 May 2005 - Everton 2-0 Newcastle United. David Weir and Tim Cahill score as Everton seal their 18th and final league win of the campaign. Liverpool's defeat at Arsenal the following day guarantees the Blues a fourth-place finish and qualification for the Champions League.

David Weir and Tim Cahill
I never thought that we would achieve what we have done. Nobody could have told me that we would be in the Champions League. It was a dream
- David Moyes

20 May 2005 - Moyes scoops his second LMA Manager of the Year award.

4 August 2005 - Manchester United stalwart Phil Neville completes a £3.5million move to Goodison Park
24 August 2005 - Villarreal 2-1 Everton. Everton's Champions League venture ends at the qualifying stage following a 4-2 aggregate defeat, though not before what would have been a tie-levelling Duncan Ferguson goal is harshly ruled out following an alleged foul
7 May 2006 - Everton 2-2 West Bromwich Albion. Duncan Ferguson brings down the curtain on his glorious Everton career with a last-minute leveller from the penalty spot. The point sees Moyes’ side finish the season in 11th
30 May 2006 - Everton see off a number of rivals to sign prolific Crystal Palace forward Andrew Johnson. The £8.6million fee sees him overtake James Beattie as the Club's record signing.

Andrew Johnson
9 September 2006 - New signing Andrew Johnson scores twice as Everton stroll to their biggest Merseyside derby win since September 1964. Tim Cahill also nets. "Truth be known, I don't think many Everton managers have had it like this against Liverpool," says Moyes

13 May 2007 - Chelsea 1-1 Everton. James Vaughan grabs a second-half equaliser as Everton conclude the campaign with a point at Stamford Bridge. A sixth-place league finish secures the Blues’ return to European competition
21 August 2007 - A little over a year after breaking the Club record transfer fee, Moyes does it again, acquiring Nigerian hotshot Yakubu from Middlebrough for £11.25million
4 October 2007 - Metalist Kharkiv 2-3 Everton. Goals from Joleon Lescott, James McFadden and Victor Anichebe complete a 4-3 aggregate win over Metalist Kharkiv as Everton overcome European opposition for the first time since defeating KR Reykkavik in September 1995
24 November 2007 - Everton 7-1 Sunderland. Yakubu and Tim Cahill notch a brace apiece to add to goals from Steven Pienaar, Andrew Johnson and Leon Osman as Moyes’ side crush the Black Cats at Goodison Park. The game remains the Club's biggest win under the Scot

That was probably the best performance in my time here. Some of our football was fantastic and our passing and movement was just outstanding
- David Moyes

21 February 2008 - Everton 6-1 SK Brann. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Blues run riot to record their biggest ever victory in a single European game. The 8-1 aggregate success sends the Blues through to the UEFA Cup's last 16

12 March 2008 - Everton 2-0 Fiorentina. Goodison Park witnesses it’s most enthralling European night in over two decades as Everton magnificently recover from a 2-0 first leg deficit before devastatingly losing to the Italians on penalties. The run to the last 16 remains the Club’s longest in Europe since 1985
11 May 2008 - Everton 3-1 Newcastle United. Yakubu scores twice to become the first Everton player to surpass 20 goals in a season since Peter Beardsley in 1991/92. Moyes' men finish the Premier League campaign in fifth
1 September 2008 - In the minutes leading up to the close of the transfer window, Everton complete a £15million deal for giant Standard Liege midfielder Marouane Fellaini. He becomes the Club's fourth record signing in as many seasons. Moyes says: “Marouane is someone who will definitely increase to the quality we have. It was a very long day but it all proved worthwhile."
4 February 2009 - Everton 1-0 Liverpool. Dan Gosling scores a 118th-minute winner as Everton defeat rivals Liverpool in an unforgettable FA Cup fourth round replay at Goodison Park. The first game at Anfield ended in a 1-1 draw

19 April 2009 - Everton 0-0 Manchester United. Having seen off Macclesfield, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, Moyes' side overcome Manchester United on penalties at Wembley to book a first FA Cup final appearance since 1995. Phil Jagielka nets the winning spot-kick in the shootout

Everton celebrate their penalty shootout victory over Manchester United
All of this is down to one man who came to this Club seven years ago when it was sort of on its knees. David Moyes is Everton Football Club.
- Bill Kenwright

24 May 2009 - Fulham 0-2 Everton. A run of just three defeats in 22 league games ends in one final victory as a brace from Leon Osman seals a second successive fifth-place finish and European qualification for a fourth time in five seasons
26 May 2009 - Moyes is named LMA Manager of the Year for a record third time. He says: “It’s always nice to be recognised by your fellow managers and I’m very proud to have won three times. I see this as an award for club as much as myself and it’s a reflection on how well the players have done again this season."
30 May 2009 - Everton 1-2 Chelsea. Louis Saha scores the fastest Wembley FA Cup final goal of all-time after just 25 seconds but goals from Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard see the Blues pipped by Guus Hiddink’s Londoners

Louis Saha and Steven Pienaar celebrate
They weren't out of place and you can't fault them at all. I'm disappointed not to have a trophy but I'm still very proud of the players and I've told them that
- David Moyes




20 February 2010 - Everton 3-1 Manchester United. Everton come from behind to record their first win over Manchester United since 2005. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell get the goals
9 May 2010 - Everton 1-0 Portsmouth. Another campaign ends in victory thanks to Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's wonderstrike. The win secures an eighth-place Premier League finish
17 October 2010 - Everton 2-0 Liverpool. Goals in either half from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta give Moyes his fourth victory over Liverpool. Cahill's strike, his fifth against the Reds, sees him become Everton's most prolific marksman in league derbies since Dixie Dean

22 May 2011 - Everton 1-0 Chelsea. Jermaine Beckford nets after a spectacular mazy run to extend Moyes' unbeaten run against Chelsea to five games. Everton end the season in seventh
14 March 2012 - Moyes reaches 10 years as manager of Everton. He becomes only the third person to complete a decade at a Premier League club, following Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

David Moyes
I certainly don’t feel 10 years older than when I first came in. I still feel the same, have the same enthusiasm and the same hunger for success I had when I first came in. I always try to be ambitious and do well.
- David Moyes

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