What odds Everton recording a rare Anfield win?

Though it was originally Everton's home, Anfield has not been a happy hunting ground for the Blues since Liverpool were promoted back to the top flight under Bill Shankly in 1962, with only seven victories recorded.

Derek Temple, Fred Pickering, Colin Harvey and Johnny Morrissey all scored in September 1964 for a thumping 4-0 success while the title winning season of 1969-70 was the next away victory for Everton. Joe Royle and Alan Whittle were on target in that one to avenge the 3-0 loss at Goodison earlier in the campaign, when Sandy Brown scored his famous own goal, a superb diving header!

Fourteen long years passed until Graeme Sharp's sensational volley gave Everton all three points in October 1984 during what turned out to be the best season in the club's illustrious history, with Howard Kendall's side winning the Division One title and European Cup-Winners' Cup and just missing out in the FA Cup Final.

The victory at Anfield in the 1985-86 season - thanks to goals by Kevin Ratcliffe and Gary Lineker - looked to be hugely significant as it took the Blues eight points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table with only twelve games left, but somehow Kenny Dalglish's side turned it around to be crowned Champions and then rubbed salt into the wound by beating Everton in the FA Cup Final a week later.  

Kevin Campbell, Everton

It was November 1995 before Blues fans enjoyed more success at Anfield, when Andrei Kanchelskis scored twice for the FA Cup holders in a 2-1 victory. Four years later, Kevin Campbell's fourth-minute strike was enough to secure victory for Walter Smith's side and that would be last win for Everton until 2021 - the longest unbeaten home run in Derby history - when Carlo Ancelotti's team won 2-0 in a game played behind closed doors due to the pandemic. 

With Liverpool near the top of the Premier League and Everton struggling at the other end, the Blues appear to be up against it in today's Derby and the bookies have Sean Dyche's men as big as 7-1 to record another Anfield victory - any takers?


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