Tony Hibbert scored for Everton - and the fans ran riot ON THIS DAY in 2012!
The hugely-popular defender famously failed to find the net in 329 senior outings for Everton but he DID score a goal on his testimonial night!
New signing Steven Naismith netted a first-half hat-trick against Greek side AEK Athens but even his efforts were over-shadowed by Everton’s fourth goal at Goodison.
The Blues were 3-1 up when referee Lee Mason awarded a free-kick in the 53rd minute just outside the penalty area.
The crowd screamed for Hibbert to step forward and the Academy graduate duly did, slamming a short pass from Steven Pienaar past the defensive wall and into the net, Dimitris Konstantopoulous becoming the first goalkeeper to see an effort from the right-back flash past him!
Hundreds of delirious Evertonians swarmed onto the pitch in celebration and it took a good few minutes for them all to be cleared off.
The Club’s pre-match slogan of ‘Hibbo Scores – We Riot’ had proven to be true!
But it was all very good natured and Everton eventually won the game 4-1.
The Blues won the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1970. The League champions defeated FA Cup winners Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the days before the traditional curtain-raiser was played at Wembley.
More than 43,000 spectators saw the game, which Everton, wearing the amber away strip synonymous with the era, won 2-1.
Alan Whittle opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a thunderous drive from the edge of the box that gave Peter Bonetti no chance.
The second goal came 10 minutes into the second half when Joe Royle crossed from the left and Howard Kendall headed in at the far post.
Ian Hutchinson headed a late consolation for Chelsea.
Richard Gough made his Everton debut against Manchester United at Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1999.
United were off the back of the unique treble success of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup but Walter Smith’s men held them to a 1-1 draw.
Dwight Yorke gave the visitors an early lead but the Blues levelled with just four minutes remaining when Jaap Stam deflected a Nick Barmby cross past Mark Bosnich who was making his Premier League debut for the Club.