On this day in 2006, Everton continued a formidable start to the 2006/07 campaign with a 3-0 Merseyside derby win over Liverpool.
Tim Cahill gave Everton the lead with a close-range finish after 23 minutes, with Andrew Johnson added Everton’s second 12 minutes later.
The former Crystal Palace man took advantage of a mistake from Liverpool one-club man and pundit Jamie Carragher to clot home, piling misery onto the Blues’ arch-rivals.
Liverpool dominated in terms of chances and possession, but were unable to capitalise on their own creativity and Everton kept a clean sheet as a result.
To compound troubles for the Reds, Johnson completed his brace with Liverpool shot-stopper Pepe Reina struggling to contain a Lee Carnsley strike with Johnson pouncing on the rebound.
The occasion marked the Toffees’ biggest derby day win for 42 years at the time in what was a comfortable routing for a David Moyes-led Everton.
In an amusing twist, Liverpool were still under the tutelage of current Blues boss Rafa Benitez at the time, who was left red-faced after the humbling derby day defeat.
Everton fan account @thetoffees_com took to Twitter to share the highlights reel from the game as they issued a throwback to the occasion.
Twitter: 15 years ago today, Goodison was rocking as the Blues were victorious in the Merseyside Derby, thanks to Andy Johns… https://t.co/19TzILnBOW (@thetoffees_com)