Everton 1 - 4 Sheffield Wednesday

26 December 1994

Everton: Ferguson
Sheffield W: Bright 39, Whittingham 42, 79, Ingesson 47
Yellow cards
Sheffield W: Hyde
Everton: Southall 6, Jackson 6, Burrows 6 (53. Stuart 6), Unsworth 7, Watson 6, Limpar 6, Ebbrell 6, Horne 6, Hinchcliffe 6, Rideout 7, Ferguson 8
Sheffield W: Pressman, Atherton, Walker, Pearce, Nolan, Bart-Williams, Sheridan (85. Poric), Hyde, Ingesson, Bright, Whittingham
Subs not used: Kearton, Barlow (Everton), Waddle, Key (Sheffield W)
Attendance: 37,080


Boxing Day

Followers of English league football - especially those who bet on it - have long known that Boxing Day is by far the worst day of the year for producing predicatable results, i.e. the best for upsets.

This year was no exception.. of all the premier matches played only one produced a home win and that was due to Gunn's broken ankle at Forest.

This knowledge on top of the return to Goodison of a recent Boxing day visiting victor, Sheffield Wednesday, made an upset look a good bet before the match.. but we still thought the blues would win...

..especially after Duncan Ferguson scored a speciality header from a SUPERB cross from Burrows, all the way from the touchline having chased it down after Hinchcliffe had completely missed a cross-pass.

Then it turned into a repeat of the 'Ekoku nightmare' game last season.. a crap team kept springing our offside (yes, offside.. but WHY?.. why did Joe change from the flat 4-mation of the 7 clean sheets??) and galloping through to score every one of their very few chances.

The difference from the Norwich debacle, nad the encouraging thing to those of us that watched the game live, was that Everton created a lot more chances, got bodies into the box, and were not deserving of the final scoreline.. 2-2 would have been a fair result, and the chances created COULD have produced a result of 4-1 to EVERTON.

Just another Boxing Day upset.

A freak glitch in the Everton revival, not the return of the bad times.


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