20 For 20: Fergie Stuns United
Big striker heads home to give Joe Royle's side three points.
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 memorable headed winner at Goodison Park.
EVERTON 1-0 Manchester United, February 25, 1995
Duncan Ferguson enhanced his growing hero status with Everton fans by scoring a thumping winner against Manchester United.
With the Blues having won five in a row at home and United chasing the title, this game was always going to be a tasty encounter.
And so it proved with the Blues putting their guests under much pressure while, at the other end, Neville Southall had plenty of work to get through before claiming a well-earned clean sheet.
The crucial breakthrough came just before the hour mark as Ferguson rose to meet Andy Hinchliffe's lethal corner delivery.
Manager: Joe Royle
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
“The TV highlights may have given the impression that United had more chances, but I overall I thought we did very well. Only two other sides have stopped United scoring in the League, and see what happened a week later… they put nine past Ipswich!” – Joe Royle reflects on the game in his next programme notes
“You couldn’t separate the atmosphere from the Wimbledon game. It was one of the best matches for atmosphere since I came to Everton.” – Anders Limpar compares the volume to the previous season’s final day ‘Great Escape’ against the Crazy Gang
- Star Trek Generations is enjoying the third of its five weeks at the top of the UK box office, while Celine Dion's 'Think Twice' is midway through a seven-week stint as No.1 in the singles chart.
- In finance, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 30.28 to close at 4,003.33 – the Dow's first ever close above 4,000.
- Steve Fossett lands in Saskatchewan, Canada, becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
- Four guards and 96 prisoners are killed in a mutiny at Serkadji prison in Algeria.
- Hacker Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with penetrating some of the United States' most 'secure' computer systems.
- Colin Ferguson is convicted on six counts of murder for the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings and handed a prison sentence of 315-years and eight months
- Everton eventually finished 15th, four places and five points above the relegation zone.
- Royle also led his side to the FA Cup final where they stunned Manchester United to win Everton’s first major silverware in eight years.
- United also missed out on the Premier League title as they were pipped by Blackburn on the final day.
For a full 1994/95 fixture list, click here .