EVER­TON’S GREAT ES­CAPE

Daily Mirror - - CRISIS AT GOODISON -

THE fi­nal day of the 1993-94 Premier League sea­son dawned with the un­think­able a dis­tinct pos­si­bil­ity – Ever­ton were 90 min­utes from rel­e­ga­tion.

Vic­tory for Mike Walker’s team at home against Wim­ble­don would keep them up, so long as Southamp­ton, Ip­swich and Sh­effield United didn’t all win. A draw would have sent them down, un­less Ip­swich lost at Blackburn.

Ever­ton were 2-0 down, un­til Gra­ham Stu­art pulled one back be­fore half time, Barry Horne lev­elled with a 30-yard thun­der­bolt, and Stu­art grabbed a win­ner that some­how slipped past a half­hearted at­tempt from keeper Hans Segers. Segers was later in­ves­ti­gated, and sub­se­quently cleared, of match-fix­ing.

De­spite the un­likely es­cape, the Tof­fees started the fol­low­ing sea­son with­out a win in 12 games and Walker was sacked.

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