Harvey's Everton Reign Begins With Charity Shield Triumph: On This Day

A single Wayne Clarke goal was enough to win the Charity Shield for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1987.

The game at Wembley against surprise FA Cup winners Coventry City was Colin Harvey’s first competitive match since taking over from Howard Kendall.

It was Everton’s fourth consecutive appearance in the pre-season showpiece fixture and Clarke’s goal a minute before half-time gave Harvey a 1-0 winning start.

Trevor Steven crossed from the right, Coventry defender Trevor Peake completely misjudged his attempt to head the ball clear, and Clarke was waiting to take one touch before smashing it past goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic.


Everton and Celtic drew 2-2 at Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1995 in Neville Southall’s testimonial game.

The Blues paraded new signing Andrei Kanchelskis before the kick-off, the former Manchester United winger getting a tremendous reception from the crowd.

Goals from Anders Limpar and Duncan Ferguson silenced the boisterous 8,000 Celtic fans in the stands and gave Everton a two-goal interval lead.

Celtic had the better of the second half, however, and pulled it back thanks to a brace from future Blues midfielder John Collins.

There was a touching moment after the break when both sets of supporters joined together in singing ‘There’s only one Neville Southall’ and the game ended all-square.

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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