It’s been almost two whole years since Pep Guardiola got utterly demolished at Goodison Park. Ronald Koeman gave the Toffees a day they’ll likely never forget when he toyed with the supposed best manager in the world, battering him 4-0 with his band of youngsters back in January 2017, and now, with City away on Saturday for the Toffees, it’s a great time to look back at that famous win.
— Everton (@Everton) January 15, 2017
A first half goal from Romelu Lukaku set Koeman’s side on their way to victory at Goodison Park, however, none of the fans expected it go quite the way it did, as Kevin Mirallas, Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman added to the scoreline in the second half to make it an incredible day for the fans, and a miserable trip home for the travelling City fans. It was a result that had English football fans questioning Pep Guardiola, and rightly so after his thumping.
Things haven’t been as good as that for a long time for Everton fans. The only thing that would top their 4-0 win over Guardiola’s side would be a victory over Liverpool by a similar scoreline, although that is something that likely won’t happen for a while. Either way, there’s absolutely no taking away that famous day at Goodison Park for the Toffees, and they’ll look back on that win as the best day of their fairly successful Ronald Koeman era.
You can read the Toffees’ verdict on that famous win here:
— Eetu (@_Eedels_) January 15, 2017
Tom Davies for Ballon D'Or
— B (@TheBarin20) January 15, 2017
best match in years
— Ronny (@everton_rumors) January 15, 2017
Must admit, it is a fine performance. Takes courage also to blood youngsters. Made supporting since 1990s worthwhile.
— S Sankar (@sankarrbi) January 16, 2017
congratulations! Great match!
— Wim van Tol (@wvtol) January 15, 2017
— Paul Airey (@pauly_99) January 15, 2017
amazing game today
— Erick jr (@erick_barce) 15 January 2017
It’s hard to see the Toffees getting any sort of win over Manchester City on Saturday, so to think it was less than two years ago that they smashed Guardiola for 4 is a thought that the Goodison Park faithful will love looking back to.