Wimbledon 2 - 1 Everton

2 January 1995

Wimbledon: Harford 4,8
Everton: Rideout 17
Yellow cards
Wimbledon: Segers, Cunningham, Perry, Reeves, Kimble, Barton, Jones, Earle, Clarke, Ekoku (Fear 74), Harford
Everton: Southall 6, Jackson 6, Watson 6, Unsworth 5, Burrows 4 (46. Barlow 6), Horne 6, Ebbrell 7, Parkinson 6, Hinchcliffe 7, Ferguson 5, Rideout 6
Subs not used:Blissett, Sullivan (Wimbledon), Kearton, Limpar (Everton)
Attendance: 9,506


Sorry, this is a short one..

Two defensive errors early in the match cost Everton the points. Veteran striker Mick Harford was allowed to score two simple goals in a matter of minutes and although Paul Rideout scored a little later, it was enough for Wimbledon to secure the points.

The conditions at Selhurst Park were bad, to say the least. The pitch was in poor condition and as this wasn't enough, it was also icy, especially in those areas which were in the shadow.

The Everton defenders seemed to be scared of the icy surface at the beginning, allowing Harford to do his damage. It also seemed as Duncan Ferguson was unhappy with the pitch with a poor performance. All in all, Everton played poorly, mostly trying to pump the ball upwards hoping for a miracle.

Everton only had a few chances, most of which were created by Andy Hinchcliffe, but Ferguson couldn't capitalise from the service. In one occasion, Hinchcliffe ran free from the left and gave a low cross to the goal, where Ferguson missed an open goal.

Second half substitute Stuart Barlow was unable to link with the tall strikers and was constantly in the wrong place. Barlow thought he had scored after he put the ball in the net after Ebbrell's shot had rebounded to him, but the ball had came back from the backboards.

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