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What a night!
Everton played host to the future champions of the Premier League on a crisp night that the Goodison Park faithful will never forget.
As it was the last night of the January transfer window, Evertonians were muted in their expectations.
The Blues had signed star of the Scottish League Nikica Jelavic from Rangers that afternoon and ex-Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson, who was playing in his second game for the club.
American Landon Donovan had been welcomed back with open arms and boisterous chants of "USA! USA!" but with Manchester City the opposition, optimism seemed futile.
How wrong we were.
The atmosphere throughout was electric as Everton constantly hurried and bullied the opposition, with Denis Stracqualursi (remember him? Seems like way more than a year ago!) having a header cleared off the line in the early exchanges.
Half-time came, and out came the untested striker from North of the Border.
Jelavic was paraded like the prized possession he has since become, but there were many grumblings that £5.5 million was a lot to spend on a forward with no experience in a league as tough as this one.
How wrong we were.
On the hour mark, up popped another of Moyes' signings who was originally met with hostility as Darron Gibson poked home the winning goal.
Goodison Park erupted.
Three points against the soon-to-be Champions were enough, but Everton were not done yet.
Awaking on February 1, Evertonians were greeted with the news that a prodigal son had returned: Steven Pienaar was signed from Spurs in the final moments of the transfer window.
January 31, 2012 may have been a turning point for Everton in years to come as we all know what happened next. Gibson blossomed, Pienaar continued where he left off and Jelavic scored more goals with less touches than any striker I can remember.
Oh, and a fan handcuffed himself to the Park End goalpost in protest against an airlines recruitment policy.
What a day, what a glorious day.