There were only two games in May and the first - at Stoke - saw Everton's faint European hopes extinguished.
The Toffees needed victory at the Britannia stadium but were held to a 0-0 draw, the frustration of which was compounded by the decision to disallow Phil Jagielka's second half header.
David Moyes chose not to face the media after the game but his assistant Steve Round, and Jagielka himself, both insisted the goal should have stood.
All that meant that there was little to play for in the final game of the season when Portsmouth visited Goodison.
The Toffees were already guaranteed eighth place but Diniyar Bilyaletdinov ensured the campaign ended on a high when he curled in an amazing winner against the FA Cup finalists.
The Russian had already won the Goal of the Season award for his strike against Manchester United but this strike would surely have run it close.
Other winners at the glamorous awards evening at the Liverpool Cathedral were Steven Pienaar, the Player of the Season and Jack Rodwell, the Young Player of the Season.
And a couple of days after the game had ended, nine Everton players were called up to provisional World Cup squads.