Everton 4 - 1 AEK Athens
Everton got off to a bright start, Nasimith scoring inside the first 3 minutes off a nice ball from Pienaar. But AEK equalised a few minutes later.
Naismith made it 2 - 1 on 15 mins with an easy far-post header after being picked out by Pienaar for a peach of cross of a nice ball fed in to him by Baines.
Gibson picked up a knock and went off early, to be replaced by Neville.
I told you they would riot if Hibbert scored
The huge crowd went crazy when Hibbert made a brilliant shot from distance that forced a great save. From the corner, Pienaar swung it to the back post where Naismith knocked it home off Heitinga's toe after Fellainii's header came back off the bar, to give the former rangers player an impressive first-half hat-trick.
Mucha, Coleman and Gueye came on for the second half. Jelavic fluffed a glorious chance, passing the ball into the keeper's hands.
Then a free-kick, up steps Tony Hibbert and smashes it home, Que the riot, fans invade the pitch, pandemonium, Hibbert mobbed, upset stewards caught napping, causes teams to leave the field. What a moment!
The rest of the game was a bit of an anti-climax after that. But it will always be remembered as The Night That Hibbert Scored... and there was a riot.
90 mins and Tony Hibbert left the field to a standing ovation.
Everton:Howard (46' Mucha), Hibbert, Baines (60' Barkley), Distin, Heitinga (77' Duffy), Gibson (18' Neville), Osman, Pienaar (85' Anichebe), Fellaini (46' Gueye), Naismith (46' Coleman), Jelavic .
Subs: Rodwell, Vellios.
Quotes or other material sourced from ToffeeWeb Match Reports
- Moyes surprised by Hibbo's set-piece prowess
- Tony Hibbert thanks the Everton fans
- Fans 'riot' ruined it, says Moyes
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430 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:15:40
431 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:23:39
433 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:32:46
434 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:27:38
435 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:39:29
Good vid from the crowd as well
438 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:00:29
THANK YOU! That was just freaking great to see.
439 Posted 08/08/2012 at 22:55:00
He scores when he wants...
Oh Tony Hibbert, he scores when he wants!
441 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:06:46
Why hasn't Hibbo been on set-piece duty for the last decade... such deadly precision from that sweet right boot!
I blame Moyes.
442 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:09:37
443 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:06:06
445 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:08:31
446 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:13:41
Great night, and a little bit of that feel good factor is back.
Well done Hibbo.
How often does someone score a hatrick and no one talks about it?
447 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:21:54
448 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:20:55
449 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:25:05
450 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:28:38
"Cheers Hibbo score 3 and couldn't get the fans on the park then u bag and the place goes mental hahaha great sight amazing to see"
17,508 there to see it.
451 Posted 08/08/2012 at 23:30:45
453 Posted 09/08/2012 at 00:15:17
455 Posted 09/08/2012 at 02:36:14
Who cares what RVP is doing. Crazy!
Anyway, this "Hibbo scores, we riot" has given me an idea. Obviously, the slowly building will power of the people has finally won out. So why not extend it. Think of Hibbo as the start of our Everton Arab Spring and use this idea for even greater good. Here are a few of my ideas to get the ball rolling but I'm sure others will jump on board:-
"Richard Dodd finally reveals himself, we riot"
"Tony Marsh tells a funny joke, we riot"
"Jags plays the ball through midfield, we riot"
"Moyes plays 4-3-3 we riot"
457 Posted 09/08/2012 at 03:24:21
And what happened to Gibson?
Love the riot clip in YouTube!
460 Posted 09/08/2012 at 04:07:39
Respect to the fans that took the pitch and congratulated him without causing an issue. Yes we rioted but know what our boundaries are no the fans that night were first class.
Mike (439), did you make it to the pitch or where you jumping up and down in the stands? How was the atmosphere when he scored.. would have been electric. Also were AEK provided a good send off for participating in what would inevitably be an Everton win / riot?
Jamie (446), did someone score a hat trick aye... all I remember is Hibbert scoring and the fans rioting!
462 Posted 09/08/2012 at 04:19:46
467 Posted 09/08/2012 at 05:33:53
471 Posted 09/08/2012 at 07:36:29
Thanks for all for sharing the vids and your funny comments also.
This morning I got my Everton jacket delivered from the Everton Store, I will surely maintain the pride of this Famous Club here in Mauritius.
Once A Blue Always A Blue.
480 Posted 09/08/2012 at 09:10:18
482 Posted 09/08/2012 at 09:24:05
486 Posted 09/08/2012 at 03:40:39
489 Posted 09/08/2012 at 09:42:25
On another note, poor Naismith, scored with his first touch, then on to 30-minute hat-trick in his first game at Goodison – but I bet Hibbo keeps the match ball!!
Still he does it again against United and I think we'll let him have it.
491 Posted 09/08/2012 at 09:57:43
I actually reckon Hibbert could've had a few more goals to his name had he been allowed near more set-pieces over the years.
For instance, the countless Arteta free-kicks that failed to get past the first man, Hibbo may have at least smashed a few on target.
506 Posted 09/08/2012 at 12:21:12
508 Posted 09/08/2012 at 12:19:11
511 Posted 09/08/2012 at 13:24:51
513 Posted 09/08/2012 at 13:43:30
There is no way that Hibbert scoring wasn't set up... yet everyone at the club is keeping up the facade that it genuinely wasn't.
David Moyes now has a little bit of a grumble about the invaders of the pitch... yet the club ran a marketing campaign in the run up to the game with a tagline 'When Hibbo scores, we riot....'
514 Posted 09/08/2012 at 13:55:53
515 Posted 09/08/2012 at 14:01:30
Perhaps a lesson learnt for the Everton FC Marketing department... don't want fans to come on the pitch, don't advertise that we will riot (invade the pitch) if Tony scores!
519 Posted 09/08/2012 at 14:15:25
Probably not, but you are in a small minority of miserable bastards...
520 Posted 09/08/2012 at 14:11:19
As for the 'Hibbo scores - we riot' tag, I think it was idiotic on the clubs part. I understand it was supposed to be a bit of fun, and thankfully that's how it turned out. If there was even one incident of someone getting trampled or something then the club would have looked ridiculous.
Moyes can hardly winge after the event. He is the manager of the club who asked for the pitch invasion to happen.
531 Posted 09/08/2012 at 16:48:24
Sorry if you've had a hard day at work mate. But Hibbo's goal was a beauty, and the "riot" was hardly that - high jinx I believe the upper classes call that kind of thing when it happens at Twickenham.
541 Posted 09/08/2012 at 10:30:07
"Dats one o dem dat init"
542 Posted 09/08/2012 at 18:08:01
I haven't always been a fan of Hibbo, the opposite in fact on many accasions, but there is no finer example of his loyalty to the cause, the club and the fans — a quality shared by many players who have graced Goodison over the years.
Well done, mate.
545 Posted 09/08/2012 at 18:34:33
"There is no way that Hibbert scoring wasn't set up"
Well, if you're right, it would mean Hibbo is fucking LOAAAADS better than I EVER imagined.
I mean that he could rehearse that and finish it off to perfection.
What was he..30 yards out?
Then he has to hit it through a crowd of players and to one side of the keeper to make it 'look real'.
I'm now looking at this lad in a TOTALLY new light!
550 Posted 09/08/2012 at 19:25:59
553 Posted 09/08/2012 at 19:44:31
560 Posted 09/08/2012 at 20:41:01
There's no way it was a setup because the keeper pulled out a top drawer save to deny his 30 yard thunderbolt... Who knew, honestly.
One lad in a grey shirt started running on the pitch and the whole place went mental, the stewards had no chance.
Excellent atmosphere after it had been a bit flat earlier.
Hibbo can hit em, I'd definitely have him as one of my five penalty takers at least.
568 Posted 09/08/2012 at 22:24:22
571 Posted 09/08/2012 at 22:35:55
Don't you know you're 'ruining' the moment?
What next? Riot police?!?!?
572 Posted 09/08/2012 at 22:45:08
After watching Moyes's post match interview, I thought it was funny but a bit much to hear Moyes say "I don't think Hibbo liked the pitch invasion when he was trying to celebrate the goal and the occasion"... then I watched Hibbert's post match interview with him saying "It was brilliant the fans are the best".
Come on Moyes, lighten up for Pete's sake!!!
Good day though, really enjoyable and let's hope we take that into the beginning of the season!!
573 Posted 09/08/2012 at 23:03:14
582 Posted 09/08/2012 at 23:58:50
585 Posted 10/08/2012 at 00:05:20
588 Posted 10/08/2012 at 00:55:18
591 Posted 10/08/2012 at 02:37:38
592 Posted 10/08/2012 at 02:30:40
Just saying like....
594 Posted 10/08/2012 at 02:56:38
601 Posted 10/08/2012 at 06:43:45
602 Posted 10/08/2012 at 07:41:23
It was an absolute shambles of a marketing campaign by the club – and also wasn't it just over a year ago when all the riots were occurring across the country? Talk about bad timing.
And ok... Hibbert has played 300+ games for the club – 0 goals. All of a sudden, his testimonial match comes along and he bangs in a 25-yard free-kick? Fuck off!!!
The shot wasn't exactly curled around the wall and all the defenders had to do was jump over the ball – and the goalkeeping was blatant.
I've no problem with him being allowed to score, but why not just admit it was set up?
610 Posted 10/08/2012 at 09:14:44
There's nothing wrong with a Trigger steak, washed down with Chianti and fava beans.
613 Posted 10/08/2012 at 09:32:01
Give it a fucking rest, will ye!
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