Tony Hibbert finally scores for Everton, sparks congratulatory pitch invasion

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Right back Tony Hibbert has famously never scored a goal in his 11 years and 308 appearances for Everton. But on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, in a preseason friendly/testimonial against AEK Athens to recognize his decade-plus of service, the 31-year-old actually scored a freaking goal.

As soon as he finally completed this achievement more astonishing than NASA landing a robot cameraman on Mars, there was a mass pitch invasion as fans at Goodison Park wanted to join Hibbert's teammates in a congratulatory mauling before being herded back into the stands by stewards. The goal wasn't exactly a gift, either. Hibbert squirted a free kick under the AEK wall and just inside the near post.

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Hibbert first joined Everton's youth academy at the age of 10 and has been with the first team since 2001. After his long-awaited goal, Everton fans sang "Tony Hibbert, he scores when he wants."

And a fan view of the goal...

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