FEATURED ARTICLE: TOP 25 EVERTON GOALS OF THE DECADE

25. Jack Rodwell vs. Manchester United

Everton 3-1 Manchester United – 20th February 2010 – Premier League

With the Blues attempting to hold on to what would be a famous win, in the final stages of the game, Mikel Arteta slid in Jack Rodwell and the young midfielder was able to charge at the United defence, sprinting away from Jonny Evans and tucking home a quality finish past Edwin van der Sar, sealing the three points with his first ever goal in the Premier League.

 

24. Samuel Eto’o vs. Burnley

Burnley 1-3 Everton – 26th October 2014 – Premier League

Although the world-class Cameroonian’s time on Merseyside was short-lived, he gave the fans a goal to remember here when he got the ball twenty-five yards and with his back to goal. Eto’o spun around before unleashing a deadly strike that soared into the bottom corner of Tom Heaton’s goal and wrapped up the win for the Toffeemen with five minutes of normal time remaining.

 

23. Kevin Mirallas vs. West Ham United

Everton 2-0 West Ham United – 12th May 2013 – Premier League

Having announced in the week that he would succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, this was to be David Moyes’ final home game as Everton manager and the side he had built showed just how good they really were with this superb flowing team move that was finished off by Kevin Mirallas slotting home with a low strike from the edge of the area.

 

22. Leon Osman vs. Manchester City

Everton 2-1 Manchester City – 7th May 2011 – Premier League

Everton’s impressive record against Manchester City in previous years had been under threat until Sylvain Distin equalised and then Leon Osman scored one of the most underrated goals in Everton’s recent history a few minutes later. Phil Neville sent a chipped cross into the box and the 5ft 8in Osman beat towering 6ft 4in centre-back Vincent Kompany to a header that looped over England goalkeeper Joe Hart, won Everton the match and left Osman unconscious!

 

21. Lucas Digne vs. Manchester United

Everton 4-0 Manchester United – 21st April 2019 – Premier League

Everton were on their way to a famous demolition of the Red Devils and the pick of the four goals came early in the second half when Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner was headed away and French left-back Lucas Digne was on the edge of the area to send back a perfectly executed half-volley that soared into the bottom corner of David de Gea’s net and extended Everton’s lead to 3-0.

 

20. Louis Saha vs. Chelsea

Everton 2-1 Chelsea – 10th February 2010 – Premier League

With fifteen minutes remaining and the scores deadlocked between the Toffees and the eventual champions, Sylvain Distin played a long ball downfield and fellow Frenchman Louis Saha took it down on his chest 25 yards out from goal. Saha let the ball drop before smashing a shot with the outside of his right boot that flew into the corner of Petr Cech’s goal and proved to be the winning goal in David Moyes’ first ever win over Chelsea.

 

19. Phil Neville vs. West Brom

Everton 2-1 West Brom – 21st September 2011 – League Cup Third Round

The score was 1-1 in this League Cup tie and half time of extra time was nearing with nothing separating the two sides before club captain and infrequent scorer Phil Neville hit a strike with his weaker foot from the edge of the area that curled into the top corner of Marton Fulop’s net and secured Everton’s progress into the next round of the competition.

 

18. Kevin Mirallas vs. Stoke City

Everton 1-0 Stoke City – 30th March 2013 – Premier League

The Belgian truly showed what he was about here when he broke free on an Everton counter-attack  and managed to get the ball away from Steven N’Zonzi just inside his own half. Once he’d done that, he was all on his own and able to sprint at the last remaining Stoke defender in Geoff Cameron, and with one heavy touch and a burst of pace, he was past the American and able to finish off a terrific solo goal.

 

 

 

17. Leighton Baines vs. Newcastle United

Newcastle United 1-2 Everton – 2nd January 2013 – Premier League

As they entered the final stages of the first half, Everton were trailing at a ground where their record was not the best when Leighton Baines was stood over a free-kick around 30 yards out from goal. The English defender hit a deadly strike that screamed into the top corner, swerving away from Tim Krul in the Magpies’ goal and levelling the scores with the first goal for the Blues in 2013.

 

16. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov vs. Manchester United

Everton 3-1 Manchester United – 20th February 2010 – Premier League

While Jack Rodwell’s aforementioned solo goal had finished Man United off in this game, this goal came while Everton were trailing to the Mancunians. Dimitar Berbatov had just put the Red Devils ahead a few minutes before Russian wideman Diniyar Bilyaletdinov latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area, took it out from under his feet and then hit a ferocious shot past Edwin van der Sar who didn’t even move.

 

15. Ross Barkley vs. Manchester City

Everton 2-3 Manchester City – 3rd May 2014 – Premier League

In the final home game of the season and with dreams of Champions League football next season in tatters, Ross Barkley gave the Evertonians something to cheer about when after 10 minutes, his delicious curling strike flew into the top corner of the net and gave the Toffees a surprise lead against the Citizens who were competing with the other side of Merseyside for the title (and were eventually successful in their pursuit let’s not forget!)

 

14. Richarlison vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Everton 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion – 3rd November 2018 – Premier League

Everton’s most expensive signing ever capped off a brilliant victory when he read Lewis Dunk’s misplaced pass on the halfway line, latched onto it and with one touch, knocked it past former Toffee Shane Duffy and was in on goal. As Mat Ryan came to close him down, the Brazilian jinked away from him and slid home his second of the game to seal the win.

 

 

 

 

13. Leon Osman vs. Manchester City

Everton 2-0 Manchester City – 16th March 2013 – Premier League

Leon Osman got the ball rolling in a satisfying win as the Blues looked to make amends for their humiliating FA Cup exit to Wigan the previous week by maintaining Moyes’ near-perfect record against his rival Roberto Mancini. Seamus Coleman played the ball back for Osman who hit a shot from 25 yards out that swerved into the top corner past a motionless Joe Hart and gave Everton the lead.

 

12. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Hajduk Split

Hajduk Split 1-1 Everton – 24th August 2017 – Europa League Play-Off Round 2nd Leg

In his very first start for Everton, Gylfi Sigurdsson made quite the introduction when a mere 13 seconds into the second half he won an interception and, as the ball was about to bounce, hit a volley from 50 yards out that caught the keeper out and looped into the bottom corner, becoming one of the most bizarre and incredible debut goals in Everton’s history.

 

11. Kevin Mirallas vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton – 30th November 2014 – Premier League

In the opening stages of this clash for European places, Kevin Mirallas ensured the Toffeemen got off to an explosive start when he got the ball on the edge of the Spurs area, cut inside on the opposition midfielder and then hit a colossal strike that soared into the far top corner. Even at full stretch, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could get nowhere near it.

 

10. Jermaine Beckford vs. Chelsea

Everton 1-0 Chelsea – 22nd May 2011 – Premier League

On the final day of an impressive season, Everton signed off with an unexpected win over Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea thanks to an outstanding solo goal from Jermaine Beckford that begun in his own penalty area, involved getting past a forest of five Chelsea defenders before delicately chipping an onrushing Petr Cech. All on his own, the free signing had scored the winner against the reigning champions.

 

 

 

9. Seamus Coleman vs. Southampton

Everton 2-1 Southampton – 29th December 2013 – Premier League

In the form of life, Seamus Coleman put his case forward for being the best right-back in the league when he scored this terrific solo goal in the opening ten minutes. The Irishman raced down the right flank before cutting inside on James Ward-Prowse, entering the penalty area and pulling away from Luke Shaw and then rifling a strike into the top corner of the net from an acute angle.

 

8. Leighton Baines vs. West Ham United

West Ham United 2-3 Everton – 21st September 2013 – Premier League

Just over an hour had passed and Everton were trailing when they won a free-kick on the edge of the area. The ever-reliable Leighton Baines scored with a delightful strike into the far top corner. This would have been impressive enough if he hadn’t done it again twenty minutes later from a similar position, only this time hitting a chipped shot into the near top corner that went in via the post and helped the Toffeemen to a big win.

 

7. Steven Pienaar vs. Arsenal

Arsenal 2-2 Everton – 9th January 2010 – Premier League

With the minutes trickling away and the scores tied at 1-1, Everton broke out on a counter-attack and Tim Cahill’s through ball meant Steven Pienaar was through on goal as the only man in the Arsenal half besides their keeper Manuel Almunia. As the Spaniard closed the tricky winger down, Pienaar deftly chipped him and was already off celebrating as Almunia tried unsuccessfully to prevent the ball rolling over the line.

 

6. Romelu Lukaku vs. Chelsea

Everton 2-0 Chelsea – 12th March 2016 – FA Cup Quarter-Final

The Blues were seeking to secure passage to their third FA Cup Semi-Final in seven years and were being frustrated by a lacklustre Chelsea side before Romelu Lukaku turned it on against his old club, receiving the ball out wide, cutting inside between two Chelsea defenders, taking the ball beyond another and once in the penalty area jinking the ball away from Gary Cahill and then finishing off a superb run with a devastating finish.

 

 

 

5. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Leicester City

Leicester City 1-2 Everton – 6th October 2018 – Premier League

Everton were being held at the King Power on 75 minutes when Gylfi Sigurdsson received the ball in the centre of the park with his back to goal. He spun forward, outfoxing James Maddison and then hit an absolute rocket right into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal from all of 30 yards out to seal Everton’s first away win in the league since the previous April.

 

4. Leighton Baines vs. Chelsea

Chelsea 1-1 Everton (3-4 on pens) – 19th February 2011 – FA Cup Fourth Round Replay

Entering the final minute of extra time in this fourth round replay, Everton were trailing 1-0 to Chelsea when they won a free-kick on the edge of the area. Leighton Baines stood over it and in the Chelsea goal, Petr Cech just merely stood and watched as the English left -back then hit a perfect strike that was only going to hit the top corner of the net and earn a penalty shoot-out for the Toffees which they went on to win.

 

3. Tom Davies vs. Manchester City

Everton 4-0 Manchester City – 15th January 2017 – Premier League

Everton were already 2-0 up against Pep Guardiola’s formidable Manchester City side when the young Everton midfielder picked the ball inside his own half. He raced down the right flank and when Gael Clichy and Yaya Toure came to close him down, he cut inside the pair skilfully and laid the ball off to Barkley. He returned it to Davies who took another touch and then chipped it over the City keeper for his first ever Everton goal.

 

2. Phil Jagielka vs. Liverpool

Liverpool 1-1 Everton – 27th September 2014 – Premier League

The Blues looked to be heading to yet another derby defeat at Anfield and were trying relentlessly to find an equalizer. Aiden McGeady sent in a cross from the left flank which was easily headed away by a Liverpool defender, falling to another defender this time in blue on the edge of the area. Phil Jagielka hit a colossal strike that arrowed into the top corner of the Liverpool goal via the crossbar and won a point in the derby for the Toffees.

 

 

1 Wayne Rooney vs. West Ham United

Everton 4-0 West Ham United – 29th November 2017 – Premier League

In the defining match of his one season return to Everton, Wayne Rooney was already on two goals by the time the Blues defence sent a clearance up for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to chase. Joe Hart raced out to beat the youngster to the ball and clear it away. His clearance reached Rooney just inside his own half and he hit a terrific first-time shot that flew into the empty goal and completed his hat-trick.

 

 

 

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