Classic Encounters: Fulham
We look back at some memorable meetings with Friday's guests.
Everton's quest to reach Wembley continues this weekend when they welcome Martin Jol's Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Blues fans will be able to take their kids along to Goodison Park for just £5 - a bargain if recent history is anything to go by.
The Toffees have never lost a home game against Fulham in the Premier League era, winning all but one of their Goodison meetings with the Cottagers. Indeed, the Londoners' last triumph over us on Merseyside was all the way back in February 1975!
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To get you up for the cup, we've trawled through the history books and picked out some of the more memorable encounters with Friday’s opponents…
Everton 2-1 Fulham, 19 March 2011
In the same week as David Moyes’ ninth anniversary as Everton manager his side repeated the result which began his reign, registering a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park. The Cottagers, enjoying life under new manager Mark Hughes, came into the game on a five-match unbeaten run, but goals either side of half time from Seamus Coleman and Louis Saha were enough to ensure Clint Dempsey's late strike was little more than a consolation.
Everton 4-1 Fulham, 6 April 2007
It proved to be a very Good Friday for Everton as David Moyes’ men came from behind for the first time that season to continue their incredible home run against the Cottagers. Carlos Bocanegra opened the scoring for the away side, heading home from a corner. But the Blues hit back with a Lee Carsley strike and goals from Alan Stubbs and James Vaughan ensured the Toffees led 3-1 at the break. Victor Anichebe made it 4-1 10 minutes from time to wrap up what would prove to be the biggest win of the campaign.
Everton 3-1 Fulham, 11 March 2006
The Blues gave Fulham yet another miserable afternoon thanks to stunning goals from James Beattie and James McFadden. It was an emphatic performance from David Moyes’ men, who got the ball rolling after Zat Knight brought Beattie down in the area. The striker took the spot-kick himself, sending Fulham keeper Tony Warner the wrong way. A deft chip from Beattie doubled Everton’s advantage soon after before McFadden spectacularly volleyed home from 30 yards. A late penalty from Collins John was too little too late for the Cottagers.
Everton 2-1 Fulham, 16 March 2002
Having been appointed manager just 48 hours earlier, David Moyes took his seat in the Everton dugout for the first time. David Unsworth got the Scot's tenure off to a great start with a 20-yard strike after just 30 seconds before Duncan Ferguson doubled the lead by charging down a clearance and slotting home. Thomas Gravesen was then sent off with an hour still to play but though Fulham managed to pull one back through Steed Malbranque, the Toffees held on to take all three points.
Everton 5- 1 Fulham, 21 March 1968
And, finally, one from yesteryear and an afternoon when Harry Catterick’s team turned in a five-star performance to rack up a thumping win on home soil. Defender John Hurst bagged a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Johnny Morrissey, World Cup winner Alan Ball and future Everton boss Joe Royle as the Blues ran riot. Everton went on to finish fifth in the league that season, while Fulham’s campaign ended in relegation to Division Two.
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