By Chris Wright
They said it could never happen, but in his testimonial game against AEK Athens last night, Tony Hibbert finally, finally scored his first goal for Everton.
After almost 11 years and 309 games of dedicated service without so much as troubling an opposition ‘keeper, Hibbo powered a 20-yard free-kick in at Dimitris Konstantopoulous’ near post and sent Goodison into rapture – sparking a mass congratulatory pitch invasion as 17,500-odd Evertonian’s sang ‘Tony Hibbert, he scores when he wants’ in unison as they deliriously celebrated something they thought they’d never get to see in their lifetime…
Everyone remembers their first, even if it turns out to also be their last!
For the record, the game finished 4-1 to Everton, with new signing Steven Naismith scoring a hat-trick on his Toffees debut.