On This Day: 03/05

Everton drew 0-0 with Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1989.

The Blues were due to play Liverpool in the FA Cup Final at the end of the season, but the League meeting at Goodison was not seen as a trial run – it was Liverpool's first competitive game since the Hillsborough disaster.

Manager Colin Harvey pointed out in his programme notes ‘Football people round the country have always marvelled at the way Everton and Liverpool supporters could gather together as both friends and rivals at derby matches. This was a special quality in happy times, and in the last two and a half weeks it has been a great strength in tragedy.'

The crowd of 45,994 hushed before the game in memory of the dead and then the two teams cancelled themselves out in a 0-0 draw.

Everton were relegated to the Second Division ON THIS DAY in 1930.

A 4-1 win against Sunderland at Goodison Park was not enough to keep the Blues up.

Tommy White got as hat-trick with Tommy Johnson grabbing the other in front of 51,132 fans.

Despite the great result at Goodison, wins for Burnley, Sheffield United, Grimsby and Newcastle condemned the Toffees to the Second Division for the first time in their history.

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