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Nerves of Steel

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 EVERTON’s NERVES OF STEEL
decided some penalties
The First Ever and remembered
FOREVER
has been the penalty of ALAN BALL

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 JOE ROYLE only had to send
the WOLFGANG Kleiff wrong way
to become the first man
who scored first ever shoot-out goal

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He didn’t
WOLFGANG Kleiff saved
Alan Ball, however, became
the scorer of the goal number two
in this first-ever shoot-outs
but it was EVERTON’s first ever !

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 On APRIL 19 2009
BERBATOV and FERDINAND
sent TIM HOWARD the RIGHT WAY
to save theirs kicks

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 And on FEBRUARY 19
TIM HOWARD again was great
ANELKA failed to score
COLE’s kick went
high and wide

Read on for a full run-down of Everton’s penalty shoot-out successes from 1970 to 2011.
November 4,1970-European Cup second round

Everton 1 Borussia Moenchangladbach 1 (Everton won 4-3 on penalties)
HISTORY was made when the English and German champions couldn’t be separated after 180 minutes of tension filled football.The European Cup was treated to its first penalty shoot-out tie-breaker, a method so successful it’s still with us 41 years later.Joe Royle was handed the opportunity to write his name into the record books, but saw his effort saved by Wolfgang Kleiff, the honour of scoring European football’s first shoot-out goal going to Klaus Sieloff. But the evening still ended successfully for Everton thanks to Andy Rankin’s agility.

April 19, 2009 FA Cup Semi-Final (Wembley)

Manchester United 0-0 Everton (after extra time)-Everton won 4-2 on penalties.
After having seen one crucial penalty kick saved just 12 months earlier, Phil Jagielka showed nerves of steel to step up and drive home the most widly celebrated shoot-out spot kick in Everton history.United appeared to have the edge when Tim Cahil smashed the first kick over the bar.But Tim Howard made consecutive saves from Berbatov and Ferdinand, Leighton Baines, Phil Neville and James Vaughan were all nerveless-then Jagielka sparked the greatest rendition of Z-Cars ever seen outside of Goodison Park.

19 February 2011-FA Cup 4th Round Replay Chelsea 1-1 Everton(after extra time)-Everton won 4-3 on penalties:

PHIL NEVILLE claimed un unusual slice of Everton history on Saturday, when he became the first Evertonian to score in three differente penalty shoot-outs-and there was never any doubt about his decisive kick.

(LIVERPOOL ECHO 2011)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/nerves-of-steel/