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? John Hurst was Everton's first substitute when he came on at Stoke City on August 28, 1965 for injured goalscorer Fred Pickering.

? Everton's first substitute at Goodison Park was a goalkeeper - when Andy Rankin replaced the injured Gordon West against Nuremberg in the Fairs Cup (the precursor to the Europa League) on October 12 1965.

? Substitutes were first allowed in the 1965-66 season, but only in League matches. The FA Cup did not use subs until the 1966-67 season.

? Everton's first goalscoring substitute was Sandy Brown, who scored against Liverpool on August 27, 1966 in a a 3-1 victory.

? And Everton's most impressive substitutes? Stuart McCall (above) stepped off the bench to score twice in an FA Cup final at Wembley in 1989 - although Ian Rush did exactly the same in Liverpool's 3-2 win - while Tony Cottee came off the bench to score twice against Liverpool in the famous 4-4 draw in 1991.

? Wayne Rooney's first four goals for Everton all came after stepping off the substitutes' bench. The following season, 2003/04, he also scored three times as a substitute.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 4, 2014
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