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On This Day – September 30th 1986

Not content with beating Everton in the FA Cup Final and edging the Blues in the race to be Division One champions, in 1986 Liverpool also hammered Howard Kendall’s side in the Final of the Screen Sport Super Cup, coming out on top by an aggregate of 7-2 with Ian Rush, who else, scoring five of the goals!

In the first leg at Anfield, Rush had been on target after just six minutes before ex-Liverpool player Kevin Sheedy levelled things up. Former Everton man Steve McMahon then put Kenny Dalglish’s team in front before Rush struck again to give the Reds a healthy advantage to take into the second leg two weeks later.

At Goodison, the home side tore into the visitors from the off but the chances created went begging and after ten minutes that man Rush was on target for the Reds again, taking advantage of the space created by Everton’s eagerness to break through early.

Undaunted by that setback, the Toffees bombed forward again with Kevin Sheedy hitting the bar when it looked easier to score, but Rush again struck on 27 minutes, latching onto a brilliant through ball from Jan Molby, to leave Kendall’s team 1-5 down on aggregate at half-time.

Trevor Steven had the chance to reduce the arrears early in the second period but his penalty hit the post, before Steve Nicol smashed home a volley just after the hour mark. Then, with six minutes remaining, Rush claimed the match ball after another slide rule pass from Molby, slotting the ball expertly passed Bobby Mimms.

Graeme Sharp got on the scoresheet for the Blues from the penalty spot but afterwards boss Howard Kendall was not a happy man, saying: “I felt sorry for our supporters. They came in their thousands and had to slink home again. I don’t want to hear people talking about our injury problems because we had 13 players wearing the royal blue of Everton and some of the things they produced were not good enough.”

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