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Toffees Teasers: the 2012-13 season

15 questions on another of the Blues’ recent campaigns to ease your quarantine boredom

Everton finished sixth in 2012-13
Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages

With the suspension of Premier League football continuing indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, it will be some time before Everton, or indeed many teams, are back in action.

For every weekend that this suspension lasts, we’re doing a quiz on each Everton season, going back one year at a time. This week, it’s the 2012-13 campaign, which marked the final term of David Moyes’ 11-year reign at Goodison Park before moving on to Manchester United.

So whether it’s to cure the self-isolation boredom and blues, or just to test your knowledge about how much you remember from 2012-13, here’s 15 questions to sink your teeth into:

(Correct answers found at bottom of page, so make sure to keep a note of all of your answers before then)


  1. Who was Everton’s most expensive signing of the 2012 summer transfer window, costing a reported £6 million?

A. Kevin Mirallas

B. Bryan Oviedo

C. Steven Pienaar

D. Steven Naismith

2. Who was Everton’s biggest sale of the same transfer window for about £12 million?

A. Tim Cahill

B. Joseph Yobo

C. Jack Rodwell

D. Mikel Arteta

3. Tony Hibbert scored a free-kick in his testimonial at Goodison Park against which team in August 2012?

A. FC Porto

B. Malaga

C. AEK Athens

D. Villarreal

4. Everton started the season with two consecutive victories. When was the previous time they had maximum points from the first couple of games?

A. 2004-05

B. 2007-08

C. 2008-09

D. 2011-12

Aston Villa v Everton - Premier League Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

5. Who scored a last-gasp goal for Liverpool in the 2-2 derby draw at Goodison in October 2012, only for it to be ruled out for offside?

A. Steven Gerrard

B. Martin Skrtel

C. Jamie Carragher

D. Luis Suarez

6. What was the score as second half injury-time began during Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Goodison in December 2012?

A. 0-0

B. 1-0 to Tottenham

C. 1-1

D. 2-1 to Everton

7. Everton suffered a first home defeat in nine months against which team in December 2012?

A. Chelsea

B. Arsenal

C. Manchester United

D. Sunderland

8. Why was Marouane Fellaini given a retrospective three-match ban following Everton’s 1-1 draw at Stoke in December 2012?

A. Spitting

B. Two-footed challenge

C. Swearing at the referee

D. Headbutting

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Everton - Britannia Stadium Photo by Dave Thompson/PA Images via Getty Images

9. Which future Premier League player’s January move to Everton collapsed after failing a medical?

A. Alvaro Negredo

B. Lewis Holtby

C. Leroy Fer

D. Jack Butland

10. Which League One team forced an FA Cup replay with Everton having knocked out Liverpool in the previous round?

A. Stevenage

B. Oldham

C. Shrewsbury

D. Scunthorpe

11. How long did it take Roberto Martinez’s Wigan to score all three goals in their 3-0 FA Cup quarter-final win at Goodison in March 2013?

A. 3 minutes

B. 5 minutes

C. 10 minutes

D. 15 minutes

12. Who was Everton’s goalkeeper during their 2-0 win over Manchester City in March 2013?

A. Mason Springthorpe

B. Mateusz Taudul

C. Marcus Hahnemann

D. Jan Mucha

FBL-ENG-PR-EVERTON-MAN CITY Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images

13. Who scored the final Everton goal of David Moyes’ reign?

A. Steven Naismith

B. Nikica Jelavic

C. Kevin Mirallas

D. Marouane Fellaini

14. Who became Everton captain following Phil Neville’s retirement?

A. Seamus Coleman

B. Phil Jagielka

C. Tim Howard

D. Leon Osman

15. How many players made Everton first team debuts during 2012-13?

A. 2

B. 4

C. 6

D. 8


  1. A (Mirallas)
  2. C (Rodwell)
  3. C (AEK Athens)
  4. B (2007-08)
  5. D (Suarez)
  6. B (1-0 to Tottenham)
  7. A (Chelsea)
  8. D (Headbutting)
  9. C (Fer)
  10. B (Oldham)
  11. A (3 minutes)
  12. D (Mucha)
  13. A (Naismith)
  14. B (Jagielka)
  15. C (6 players - Hitzlsperger, Mirallas, Oviedo, Naismith, Francisco Junior, Garbutt)

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