Without question the South African’s finest moment in an Everton jersey. Pickling up the ball on the halfway line, he continues unaposed before delightfully clipping the ball over the onrushing Manuel Almunia.
v Aston Villa
A wonderful curled effort from 25 yards to put Everton 3-1 up in yet another Villa-Everton epic (0:26).
v Man City
Pienaar curls in a delightful freekick (1:16) to set Everton on their way to a 2-0 triumph.
v AEK Athens
Picking up the ball 30 yards out, there is only one thing in Pienaar’s mind as he drives towards goal before rifling an unstoppable drive into the corner (0:42).
v Sporting Lisbon
A neat finish into the top corner after Tim Cahill’s audacious back-heel.
v Man Utd
In a game that will forever be remembered for the two goals Everton scored in stoppage time to level at 3-3, you could be forgiven for forgetting Pienaar put the Toffees 1-0 up in the first half. This tap in sent Goodison wild (thanks to the Gremlins at the Premier League, I can't use the footage yet).
|Edwin van der Sar: "Oooaaah" Pienaar: "That's the way, aha aha"|
Pienaar tenaciously wins the ball back, starting and finishing a move that resulted in his first Everton goal (1:22).
A goal made in Africa: Yakubu’s Ronaldinho-esque pass finds Pienaar who drives into the area before curling a left-footed effort past the Beast in the Burnley goal (2:10).
Is this the reason Harry signed him up? In November 2008, Pienaar struck the decisive goal as Everton triumphed 1-0 at White Hart Lane. Found by the quick-thinking Mikel Arteta, his deflected effort dumfounded a helpless Heurelho Gomes (2:10).
v AS Larissa
Ok, so he doesn’t score this one, but Pienaar’s Cruyff-esque pass into the path of Leon Osman is poetry in motion.