On This Day – October 15th 1966
Just a few months after the dramatic FA Cup Final which saw Everton come from two goals down to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2, the two teams met again in this League encounter at a very wet Goodison Park.
It was the man who scored the winning goal at Wembley that day who was central to the opening strike on twelve minutes, as Derek Temple was brought down in the penalty area and Jimmy Gabriel made no mistake from the spot. The visitors had several chances to equalise during the half but failed to take them and four minutes before the break it was the Owls’ tormentor-in-chief Temple who made it 2-0 with a brilliant individual goal.
More opportunities fell to both sides in the second period, with Alex Young doing everything but score as his shot was grabbed by Wednesday keeper Peter Springett just before it crossed the line and, at the other end, Gordon West kept out a close range shot from David Ford with his face. But 10 minutes from time, the visitors did get one on the scoresheet as Peter Eustace hit one just inside the post with West unsighted.
The win moved the Blues into eighth place in the table on 14 points from 12 games, four points behind leaders Stoke City. Everton rounded off the campaign in May with a 4-1 victory over Sunderland, Johnny Morrissey scoring a hat-trick, to finish sixth, twelve points behind the Champions, Manchester United.
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