Everton striker Louis Saha created FA Cup final history ON THIS DAY in 2009.
The Frenchman scored the quickest goal ever in an FA Cup final, finding the net against Chelsea after just 25 seconds, but still ended up on the losing side.
Everton kicked off at Wembley and fed the ball back to Joseph Yobo who clipped it forward. Chelsea defender Alex won the ball in the air ahead of Saha, and Steven Pienaar picked it up and played it short to Tim Cahill, who helped it on to Leighton Baines.
Pienaar, meanwhile, had made a diagonal run and was wide left to collect a pass from Baines. The South African crossed, John Obi Mikel headed back across the penalty area, Marouane Fellaini won it in the air and when the ball bounced loose, there was Saha to smash an unstoppable shot past Petr Cech.
It was an unbelievable start, but the dream didn’t last and goals from Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard took the Cup to Stamford Bridge.
Danish defender Lars Jacobsen created a bit of Everton history that afternoon when he appeared for the Club in an FA Cup final after making just five previous appearances. That’s the fewest any Blues Cup finalist has ever had under his belt.
The only other game Everton have ever played ON THIS DAY was back in 1938 when we travelled to Glasgow to play Rangers in the quarter-final of the Empire Exhibition Trophy.
It was an unofficial competition and the statistics from it are never included in any Everton records but goals from Tommy Lawton and Jimmy Cunliffe gave the visitors a 2-0 victory at Ibrox.
There were eight teams in the tournament – Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts, Everton, Chelsea, Sunderland and Brentford (who replaced Arsenal after the Gunners withdrew.)
Everton - Howard's Way tells the full story of Howard Kendall's glorious trophy-winning team in the 1980s and tales from Merseyside during that era.
All proceeds from the documentary will go to fund The People's Place, Everton's purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park.
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