On This Day: 15/01

Tom Eglington was born in Dublin ON THIS DAY in 1923.

He and Peter Farrell both played for Shamrock Rovers and were snapped up by Everton in 1946 for a joint fee of £10,000.

As well as being an extremely creative player, the left winger was also adept at finishing, scoring five in one match against Doncaster Rovers.

He finished his playing career with Tranmere Rovers and then returned to Ireland.

During his Everton career he made 428 appearances scoring 82 goals.

He won a total of 24 caps for the Republic of Ireland and six for Northern Ireland whilst with Everton.


Everton beat Swindon Town 6-2 ON THIS DAY in 1994.

Tony Cottee scored a hat-trick, one of the goals coming from the penalty spot, as Everton hit Premeier League strugglers Swindon for six.

The other goalscorers were John Ebrell, Gary Ablett and Peter Beagrie.

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