A season which brought the return of pride and optimism to Goodison Park ends in bitter disappointment as Everton drop out of the top six for the first time since November after a final-day defeat by champions Manchester United.
Having lost 2-0 at Fulham the week before, Kevin Campbell's early header gives Everton hope but a David Beckham free-kick and disputed Ruud van Nistelrooy penalty ensure a 2-1 defeat and the death of the dream of European football.
Blackburn's win at Tottenham secures Graeme Souness's side the final UEFA Cup berth. Everton end the season in seventh place - their first top-ten finish since 1996 - and Moyes is named Manager of the Year but the Scot insists:
"This has been a good season for Everton but there's no consoling us."
May also brings the 75th anniversary of Dixie Dean's record-breaking hat-trick against Arsenal at the close of the 1927/28 campaign which took him to the legendary total of 60 goals in a season.
Meanwhile, May was also the month when evertonfc.com was relaunched!