On This Day: 29/09
Mark Higgins was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, ON THIS DAY in 1958.
After collecting a record 19 England schoolboy caps he made his senior debut for Everton as a teenager in 1976.
He proved to be a apt pupil at the shoulder of Mick Lyons, going on to forge a promising alliance with fellow left-footer Kevin Ratcliffe.
He went on to make 178 appearances for the Blues, scoring six goals and was on the verge of a call-up for the England squad when his injuries were first diagnosed, a simple groin injury developing into pelvic trouble.
He officially retired from the game but following revolutionary surgery made a comeback with Manchester United which cost the Old Trafford club Â£60,000 in insurance compensation.
Everton beat Watford 5-4 at Vicarage Road ON THIS DAY in 1984.
Four months earlier the Blues had beaten the Hornets in the FA Cup final.
The 5-4 win saw Watford crash to the bottom of the First Division
Adrian Heath scored twice and there were single goals from Derek Mountfield, Graeme Sharp and Trevor Steven in one of the most entertaining games of the season.