Everton 3 Manchester U 3
Everton 3 Manchester United 3, Goodison Park, English Football League First Division, April 10, 1982. Following a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford in midweek, Manchester United were held to a 3-3 draw by Everton at Goodison Park three days later. United went in front three times during the clash but were pegged back by the hosts on each occasion.
Three Lions international Steve Coppell gave Manchester United the lead with a brilliantly taken free-kick two minutes past the half-hour mark before Everton striker Graeme Sharp headed home a cross from experienced defender Mick Lyons shortly afterwards to make it 1-1 at half-time. Three minutes following the interval, Coppell registered his second goal of the clash after an excellent individual run and finish, but The Evertonians managed to level the score again when Lyons found the back of the net with a close range volley just seven minutes later. Manchester United then went ahead for the third time in the game thanks to Remi Moses replacement Ashley Grimes who powered a well placed effort past Everton shot stopper Neville Southall and into the net, only for attack minded midfielder Adrian Heath to score a late equaliser for the Goodison Park outfit with a devastating shot from some thirty yards out which left away goalkeeper Gary Bailey helpless. Brought to Manchester United from relegation struggling Third Division side Tranmere Rovers in February 1975, Steve Coppell had been given his first team debut for The Reds by Tommy Docherty in a comprehensive 4-0 League Division Two triumph against lowly placed Cardiff City at Old Trafford on the 1st of March 1975 and went on to amass 70 goals in 396 matches for the club. While with United, Coppell was a dedicated and dependable right winger who also worked hard for the team and was a vital part of the side which won the FA Cup in 1977. Everton Team: Neville Southall, Brian Borrows, Mick Lyons, Kevin Ratcliffe, Mark Higgins, Alan Irvine, Steve McMahon, Alan Ainscow, Trevor Ross, Adrian Heath, Graeme Sharp. Substitute: Paul Lodge. Manchester United Team: Gary Bailey, John Gidman, Kevin Moran, Mike Duxbury, Arthur Albiston, Steve Coppell, Bryan Robson, Remi Moses, Ray Wilkins, Scott McGarvey, Frank Stapleton. Substitute: Ashley Grimes.