Magic Numbers: Man United
We take a look at some stats and facts ahead of Monday's game.
In the first outing of a new feature for the 2012/13 campaign, we take a look at the history of Everton versus Manchester United in stats, facts and numbers...
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1Matches played by Sir Alex Ferguson against Everton during his career. The Toffees visited Falkirk for a pre-season friendly in August 1972 and won 4-1, with the Manchester United manager conceding a penalty.
2 Substitutes who scored in our 3-1 victory over Manchester United in February 2010, Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell being the players in question. It was only the second time two Everton substitutes had scored in the same game, but curiously it then happened against in the next home match against Hull City.
2 Premier League goals scored by Swedish international Jesper Blomqvist. Both were headers at the Park End but one was for United in October 1998 and the other for Everton against Sunderland in January 2002.
6 Seconds it took David Johnson to open the scoring in an FA Youth Cup game against Manchester United at Goodison in December 1969, the quickest goal scored on the ground.
7Different competitions in which we have faced United, more than any other team. As well as the three main domestic competitions, the two sides have also locked horns in the Screen Sport Super Cup (1985), Charity Shield (1963 & 1985), the Mercantile Credit Trophy (1988) and the old Fairs Cup (which became the UEFA Cup) in 1965.
12 Club record number of goals scored by Graeme Sharp against United in a Blue shirt, 10 in the league and two in cup competitions.
20 Sunday is the 20th anniversary of the first meeting between the two clubs in the Premier League, a contest which saw the Blues triumph 3-0 at Old Trafford.
28 Years since we had last drawn an away game 4-4 before last season’s visit to Old Trafford. The previous instance had been at Watford in February 1984, when we also trailed 3-1 and 4-2 before scoring two late goals.
30 Years since an outfield player appeared in goal for Everton at Goodison, Mick Lyons replacing the concussed Neville Southall during a 3-3 draw with United in April 1982.
40 Years since we last scored a league penalty against Manchester United when Joe Royle netted in a 2-0 win at Goodison in September 1972. Since then Kevin Sheedy has missed two – at Old Trafford in 1985 and at Goodison four years later.
109 Years since the two clubs first met, when United were known as Newton Heath. Everton won what was an FA Cup tie 3-1 at Goodison Park. The first league encounter was three years later, the Blues proving 3-0 victors.