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In December 2009, Darron Gibson scored two spectacular efforts to condemn Tottenham to defeat.

Three-and-a-half years on, the midfielder is hoping history can repeat itself as he continues his search for the goal that will end his Everton drought.

The aforementioned double were two of 10 goals scored in the red shirt of Manchester United, with the 25-year-old averaging an impressive strike rate of one in every six games during his Old Trafford days.

However, Gibson - famed for his arrowing long-range capabilities - has only netted once since moving to Goodison Park in January 2012.

Having now gone 30 games without a goal for Everton, he is determined to correct that statistic and contribute during the Blues’ run-in to the season.

Darron Gibson Goal

“It was a Carling Cup tie on a Tuesday night – I remember the goals well,” recalled Gibson to evertontv. “I will be delighted if I can score two like that on Sunday.

“It’s about time I scored. It’s long overdue and, fingers crossed, we will see what happens.”

Victory at White Hart Lane on Sunday would move Everton within three points of third-placed Spurs – a result Gibson believes Everton are capable of achieving.

The Blues have won four times away from Goodison Park this season, although the Republic of Ireland international feels that figure masks the standard of their performances.

“I think we have been a bit unlucky when we have gone away from home,” Gibson added. “The first half of the season, we had about six or seven draws away from home, draws we could have easily have won.

“I think we have done alright away from home but we could do better. Hopefully we can start that by beating Spurs on Sunday.”

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