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Vote For Your Top Celebration

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

For the latest Everton Top Five vote we want you to decide your favourite goal celebrations.

We started the debate on Twitter and Facebook and from the responses we've drawn up a 10-strong shortlist.

It includes big names like Duncan Ferguson and Tim Cahill as well as those less well-known for their goalscoring - like Lee Carsley and Phil Neville.

The vote will run over the weekend with the Top Five being revealed in a video countdown on next week. Vote NOW or check our image gallery to refresh your memory.

The shortlist is:

1. Tim Cahill - Coming to a corner flag near you
The Aussie midfield marauder's trademark sparring with the corner flag has become one of the Premier League's iconic celebrations.

2. Phil Neville - Anything you can do...
So universal was the enjoyment of Cahill's celebration that his skipper Phil Neville offered a personal parody after a goal at Wolves last season.

3. Andy Johnson - What's the score?

Johnson was in a rich vein of form for the Toffees back in 2006 and he took that into the derby. His second goal of the game sealed a comfortable win for the Blues and compelled the striker to ensure everyone knew the score.

4. Duncan Ferguson - The gun show
The talismanic striker wasn't short of an eye-catching goal celebration but few can better this offering in terms of raw emotion. Ferguson whipped off his shirt and twirled it above his head before flexing his bicep in front of the fans.

5. Phil Neville - The Freddie Flintoff

After a dramatic leveller in the last minute of extra time, Everton's 2011 FA Cup clash with Chelsea entered a penalty shootout. Phil Neville was the man to take the decisive kick and celebrated his success by standing with arms outstretched in front of 6,000 delirious travelling Evertonians, emulating fellow Lancastrian Flintoff after his 2005 Ashes triumph.


6. Phil Jagielka - The Inbetweener
Not the most prolific of scorers, Jagielka celebrated his diving header against Wigan with an unusual dance routine. It wasn't immediately evident what his shoulder-brushing antics were in relation to but the defender later confirmed it was inspired by the smash hit British comedy The Inbetweeners.

7. Peter Beagrie - The super somersault

Born out of pure athletic ambition, Beagrie would often celebrate his Everton goals with a backflip-somersault type affair. A rendition which must have had his manager more than slightly worried, the routine was a fans' favourite.

8. Lee Carsley - The pile-on
Another derby celebration and this time it was for the only goal of the game. Carsley had just steered the ball past Chris Kirkland and was wheeling away when Marcus Bent hauled him to the floor and the rest of the team piled on. The iconic photo with Tim Cahill on top sees the goalscorer well and truly covered.

9. Daniel Amokachi - Jumping for joy

The enigmatic Nigerian hadn't long been on as a self-decreed substitute when he headed in a vital third goal which all but secured Everton's progression to the final. His reaction was to jump for joy, then manically nod his head with a beaming grin across his face. He later added another goal.

10. Thomas Gravesen - Crazy eyes
Gravesen wasn't a man for elaborate routines, dances or shirt-based antics. Instead he tended to keep it simple and you could certainly gauge the intensity of his emotions when his eyes widened and teeth gritted.


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