Daniel Amokachi scored a brace for Everton in the 1994-95 FA Cup final against Tottenham, but he was not was not even in the Coach’s plan to come off the bench.
Amokachi started a sub and scored in the 82nd and 90th minutes to complete a 4-1 bashing of Spurs at Elland Road, but Manager Joe Royle revealed the player misread a hand signal and subbed himself on for an injured player.
The Ex Nigeria International joined the Toffees in 1994 after the World Cup and inspire Royle’s men to a Cup win and relegation survival in the same season.
Describing the scenario, the former Everton Boss said his team was in control of the game and had no need for a sub to come on, despite having a player injured on the turf.
Royle said, ‘at the time we used hand signs and not these communication gadgets. So I guess as I waved to the medical team, the enthusiastic Danny (Daniel Amokachi) thought it was him I called.
‘The Academy team Coach handed him the player registration card and next thing I know he had crossed the line on to the pitch as the injured player received treatment on the sidelines.
‘He scored two goals that afternoon. He was the subsitution I never made.’
Everton will go on to defeat Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup, with Amokachi coming off the bench in the 69th minute.