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20 For 20: Destruction Derby

The rundown of our most memorable Premier League games continues.

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In a bid to discover the Club's most memorable games of the Premier League's 20 seasons, we asked fans to vote in an exclusive poll on evertonfc.com. Today, our countdown from 20 to one continues with a fiery derby triumph on the opposite side of Stanley Park...

Liverpool 0-1 EVERTON, 27 September 1999
(Campbell 4)
Att: 44,802

Kevin Campbell was the hero for Everton as the Blues edged a tempestuous Merseyside derby at Anfield last night.

It took just four minutes for Walter Smith's men to bag the bragging rights as Campbell steered the ball under Sander Westerveld at the Kop end.

However, this feisty encounter will also be remembered for the three sendings off which saw the hosts finish with nine men and the victors with 10.

Kevin Campbell is mobbed after netting what proved to be the winnerKevin Campbell is mobbed after netting what proved to be the winner

The goal was the product of a fine Everton move. Nick Barmby fed Francis Jeffers and his clever flick left Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia redundant, allowing Campbell the time and space to extend his hot scoring streak to 12 goals in 19 games. 

Jeffers himself may have made it two when he raced through one-on-one with Westerveld 16 minutes from time but a challenge put him off his stride and led to a collision with the Dutchman.

The pair came to blows and referee Mike Riley had no choice but to send the duo for early baths - leaving Gerard Houllier to regret his decision to use all three of his substitutions inside the opening 70 minutes.

With no more changes permitted, defender Steve Staunton was forced to take over the gloves, much to the entertainment of the travelling Evertonians.

Referee Mike Riley gives Steven Gerrard his marching orders for an overzealous challenge on CampbellReferee Mike Riley gives Steven Gerrard his marching orders for an overzealous challenge on Campbell

Their delight - and Liverpool's misery - was then compounded in injury-time when a brutal, studs-up, waist-high challenge on Campbell saw youngster Steven Gerrard rightly become the third man to walk.

Everton strolled out of Anfield and across Stanley Park with their heads held high.

Line-Ups



Liverpool                                

 

Westerveld                             

Heggem                                  

Hyypia                                               

Carragher                   

Staunton                                 

Berger                                    

Hamann (Meijer 66)               

Redknapp                               

Smicer (Camara 70)               

Fowler (Gerrard 66)               

Owen             

 

Manager: Gerard Houllier                  

 

Everton

 

Gerrard

Dunne

Weir

Gough

Ball

Xavier

Hutchison

Collins

Barmby

Jeffers

Campbell

 

Manager: Walter Smi

What They Said



"That was a big, big test for us to see how far we have progressed. Without a shadow of a doubt it was the most important goal I have scored for Everton." - derby hero Kevin Campbell

"I'm delighted. You always want to chalk up your first derby victory and I certainly didn't want to be a manager to go a number of games without winning a match which means so much to the supporters." - Everton boss Walter Smith

"Some of my players lost the plot out there." - Liverpool manager Gèrard Houllier

Francis Jeffers grapples Sander Westveld - the incident would see both players join Steven Gerrard in making an early exitFrancis Jeffers grapples with Sander Westveld - the incident would see both players walk

In The News



  • 'Blue' by Italian dance act Eiffel 65 tops the UK singles charts, while Stanley Kubrick's final film 'Eyes Wide Shut', starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, enjoys success at the box office.
  • The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake, kills 2,400 people in Taiwan.
  • Sega release their new console, the 'Dreamcast'.
  • Newcastle United record the second highest win in Premier League history, defeating Sheffield Wednesday 8–0.

What Happened Next



  • Everton failed to capitalise on this victory and instead went on a run of nine games without a victory.
  • The Blues eventually halted their poor form with three straight victories, including a memorable 5-0 Boxing Day thrashing of Sunderland at Goodison Park. 
  • Walter Smith's side would eventually finish 13th in the Premier League table with a record of 12 wins, 14 draws and 12 defeats. 
  • Liverpool ended the campaign in fourth but some 24 points behind runaway leaders Manchester United.

For a full 1999/00 fixture list, click here.

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