Everton-Arsenal moments: 15 years on since Wayne Rooney's stunning first Premier League goal
By Michael Hincks
Last Updated: 19/10/17 2:57pm
It's 15 years to the day since Wayne Rooney's memorable first Premier League goal - we recall that and more great moments between Everton and Arsenal.
Ahead of Arsenal's Nissan Super Sunday clash at Everton, live on Sky Sports Premier League, we take a short trip down memory lane.
From Rooney's stunner to Robin van Persie's sweetly-struck volley, here's a look at the greatest moments between two of the Premier League's ever-presents.
"Remember the name!"
Everton 2-1 Arsenal - 19th October 2002
Rooney's first league goal was certainly one to remember. The spectacular long-range strike ended Arsenal's 30-game unbeaten run in the league and confirmed the 16-year-old was one for the future. 15 years on, Rooney has added 13 more goals to his name against Arsenal. Could he inflict more misery on the Gunners this Sunday?
Adams' title-winning goal
Arsenal 4-0 Everton - 3rd May 1998
The Gunners picked up their first Premier League trophy after demolishing Everton with two games to spare. A Slaven Bilic own goal got the ball rolling for Arsenal, and after a Marc Overmars double, captain Adams smashed home the fourth in emphatic style. The game and league title was already secured when Adams raced forward in the 89th minute, but it was a seminal moment for the club captain in front of the Highbury faithful.
Everton's first PL win
Arsenal 1-2 Everton - 20th Jan 1996
Everton's first and only Premier League win at Arsenal came more than 20 years ago. Ian Wright had set the Gunners on their way to victory, but Graham Stuart levelled matters before Andrei Kanchelskis netted an 83rd-minute winner.
Arsenal hit seven
Arsenal 7-0 Everton - 11th May 2005
Dennis Bergkamp put on a magical display as the Gunners demolished Everton. The Dutchman assisted the first two for Robert Pires and Robin van Persie, while he got on the scoresheet himself with Arsenal's sixth. It remains their biggest Premier League victory to date, having matched that scoreline one year later against Middlesbrough.
Van Persie's volley
Arsenal 1-0 Everton - 10th December 2011
Van Persie is no stranger to scoring spectacular volleys. Efforts against Charlton Athletic, Liverpool and Aston Villa (the latter for Man Utd) come to mind, while this first-time strike against the Toffees sealed all three points for the Gunners following Alex Song's delightful ball over the top.
Nyarko quits after fan taunt
Arsenal 4-1 - 21st April 2001
One of the more bizarre moments in the Premier League's history occurred when an angry Everton fan ran onto the Highbury pitch and offered his shirt in exchange for Alex Nyarko's royal blue jersey. Nyarko asked to be substituted immediately and went on to quit football, though the midfielder reversed his decision a few days later and joined Monaco on loan.