Goodison's Fastest Goals

Romelu Lukaku’s goal after just 30 seconds against Bournemouth on Saturday sees him join a list packed full of Everton favourites.

The Belgian is not alone in scoring within a minute at Goodison Park, so evertonfc.com searched out the other Blues stars that have quickfire goals to their name.


14 seconds - Howard Kendall v Chelsea, 28 March 1970

Harry Catterick’s side tightened their grip on the Division One crown with a crushing 5-2 win over Chelsea. Blues legend Kendall had the ball in the net after just 14 seconds and before the visitors could regroup, Alan Ball added a second. 

A Joe Royle brace halted any thought of a comeback, before Alan Whittle struck a fifth. John Dempsey and Peter Osgood netted late consolation goals for Chelsea.

The Toffees went on to secure the title in their very next fixture, beating West Brom 2-0.

Kendall 470

23 seconds - Johnny Morrissey v Borussia Moenchengladbach, 4 November 1970

Everton had come home from Germany with a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this European Cup Second Round tie but were in dreamland within half a minute at Goodison.

Gladbach actually kicked off this game but an errant pass was seized upon, played up the left for Morrissey, who then curled in an inswinging cross that evaded everybody, including keeper Wolgang Kleff. 

The Germans would level through Herbert Laumen but the Blues would edge the penalty shootout – the first of its kind in European competition.

Dixie Dean 470

30 seconds - Dixie Dean v Aston Villa, 23 April 1927

A brief glimmer of light in an otherwise unremarkable season for Everton, who ended the campaign one place and four points off the relegation zone.

In this game, the legendary Dixie Dean traded braces with Billy Walker. Villa’s Cook and Mort were the only two visiting players to touch the ball before Dean had grabbed his first on 30 seconds.

Walker equalised prior to half-time and the two repeated the process in the second half to leave it all square.

30 seconds - Dave Hickson v Coventry, 17 November 1951 

Everton had not treated their home fans to a victory since September but ran riot against the Sky Blues. Hickson had the ball in the net early on, firing home from a tight angle after City defender Martin McDonnell should have cleared Tony McNamara’s pass.

John Willie Parker doubled the lead on 15 minutes, before Hickson and McNamara headers helped the hosts to a 4-1 win. 

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Strikers John Willie Parker (left) and Dave Hickson.

30 seconds - John Willie Parker v Brentford, 24 February 1954

Whatever Hickson could do, strike partner Parker could do too! Brentford were the opponents in this one, and put up a far better performance than the eventual 6-1 scoreline suggested.

But Parker had the Toffees in front early, firing home at the second attempt after the Bees keeper had saved his initial shot.

Eddie Wainwright, two from Hickson and Wally Fielding extended the lead, with Parker adding his second to round off the scoring.

30 seconds - Tony Cottee v Newcastle United, 27 August 1988

Some way to start the season – and your Everton debut! The Blues began the 1988/89 season with a thumping 4-0 home win over Newcastle United, with British record signing Tony Cottee leading the line.

And when Graeme Sharp saw a shot saved by Dave Beasant, the former West Ham man was on hand to slide in the rebound.

On a memorable day for Cottee, he added two further goals, with Sharpy completing the rout.

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30 seconds - Romelu Lukaku v Bournemouth, 4 February 2017


32 seconds - David Unsworth v Fulham, 16 March 2002

The David Moyes era was kicked off in style as a David Unsworth volley lifted the roof off Goodison. Watch the highlights below.



35 seconds - Dennis Stevens v Birmingham City, 18 February 1964
 

Everton faced Birmingham looking to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat at Sunderland the game before, a result that had ended their eight-match unbeaten run from the turn of the year.

And when Dennis Stevens found the net inside a minute, they were well on the way. 

Barrie Rees and Roy Vernon added to Stevens’ opener as the Blues returned to winning ways at the first time of asking. They would go on to lose just three more games in their last 12, ending the season in third.

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