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Everton Album: Sharpy Strikes At Anfield

We re-live a spectacular derby-winning goal from 1985.

Everton Album: Sharpy Strikes At Anfield

With this entry into the Everton Album we're taking you back to October 1984 and a famous 1-0 win at Anfield.

Graeme Sharp was the hero, scoring a stunner that sent the visiting Evertonians into raptures. So good was the strike, it would later be voted the BBC's 'Goal of the Season'.

Indeed, it drew praise from the unlikeliest of sources, with Liverpool boss Joe Fagan saying at the time, "It was a good goal, worth winning any game."

Below Sharp tells evertonfc.com his recollections of one of his greatest ever strikes.

Graeme Sharp unleashes a stunner at Anfield in 1985. Everton went on to win 1-0.Graeme Sharp unleashes a stunner at Anfield in 1984. Everton went on to win 1-0.

The Interview - Graeme Sharp


"The most important thing was the result. Everybody talks about the goal but the most important thing was the win.

"We were playing with the Adidas Tango balls and we had been training with them all week, so I knew that if you hit it well, it would fly.

"It sat up nicely for me and I thought, 'why not'. I had been hitting them all week in training.

"Fortunately for me, it was good enough to beat [Bruce] Grobelaar.

"I think you know when you've had a clean strike of the ball and I knew it was on target and had half a chance.

"I controlled it and it bounced up nicely. I was never going to beat Mark Lawrenson for pace and I thought, 'here's an opportunity for me to have a go'.

"It is always nice to score in derbies, but to have the winning goal and have it be a spectacular one was nice.

"It's nice when you hear people talking about their favourite Everton moments and that goal is amongst them.

"I don't replay it in my mind, but people show me it on their phones and things like that all the time! I'm glad it meant so much to the supporters."

Graeme Sharp was talking to evertonfc.com in September 2008.

kevin redmodSHARPIE ITS D ONE I ANNOY MY RED MATES ABOUT AND I LOVE IT TERRIFIC...TRUE BLUE

Friday 31st October 16:07 Report Comment

Stephen Cowleysharpie that goal was the reason i started supporting everton at the age of eight and i thank you for it....blue for life

Thursday 18th September 21:37 Report Comment
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