Everton 2-0 West Bromwich Albion. 1st April 1970.
With three games remaining Everton needed just two points to become Champions. The danger, with the team sitting in the departure lounge twiddling their thumbs and waiting for championship lift off, was that nerves would come into play. Before their encounter with West Brom Harry Catterick wisely took his players away from the Merseyside pressure cooker, ensuring that they weren’t to become April Fools.
It took 19 minutes for Alan Whittle to make it one nil, and 65 minutes for “the White Pele”, Colin Harvey to slam home from 25 yards. Legions of fans swarmed onto the pitch at the final whistle, and later, stand-in Captain Alan Ball lifted the League Championship trophy to a cacophony of cheers.