Premier League highlights: 10-man Everton holds on to 2-2 draw vs Liverpool

EVE vs LIV Highlights, Premier League 2020-21, Merseyside Derby Highlights: Catch the football score updates between Liverpool vs Everton at Goodison Park.

Full-time: Everton 2-2 Liverpool

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A drama-filled Merseryside Derby comes ends with 10-man Everton holding on to a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

Richarlison sent off. Jordan Henderson finds the winner only to be denied by VAR. The decision will only spark a raging debate on social media yet again.

Need a moment here to digest everything that unfolded in the last 10 minutes!!!

FULL-TIME!!! THE LONG REFEREE WHISTLE BRINGS AN ENTERTAINING MERSEYSIDE DERBY TO AN END!!

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A few second left. Heading into the seventh minute of the promised five minutes. Free-kick for Everton. James swings it in from the right, Calvert-Lewin heads the ball back towards goal but Adrian pouches the ball.

SCRATCH THAT, FOLKS! SCRATCH THAT!! THE GOAL HAS BEEN DISALLOWED BY VAR!!! Wow! This game's had everything! The replay shows Mane, before receiving the pass, was off-side by the width of his skin!!! Fractionally off-side!

90+2'GOOOOOALLLLL!!!!!! THERE IT IS!! LIVERPOOL TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HAVING AN EXTRA PLAYER ON THE FIELD!!!! IT'S JORDAN HENDERSON THIS TIME!!!! WHAT A GAME WE HAVE HAD!!! Coming to the goal, Mane collects the pass inside the box. He turns around, runs closer to the byline before cutting it back to an incoming Henderson. The Englishman beats Pickford to take Liverpool ahead.

Fasten your seat belts. Last five minutes hold a lot of promise. Remember, Everton down to 10 men.

Five minutes have been added to the second half.

IS THIS LIVERPOOL'S WINDOW TO FIND THE WINNER!

RED CARD!!!! RICHARLISON IS SENT OFF FOR THAT RUTHLESS TACKLE!

87' FOUL!!! A sliding tackle from the back on Thiago by Richarlison. Michael Oliver rushes to the player. The Brazilian is down. But...but.. but..

85' Yellow card! Fabinho is booked for a harsh tackle on Rodriguez.

IT'S 2-2!

81' GOOOOOALLLLL!!!! AND EVERTON, ONCE AGAIN, HAS EQUALISED!!! AND IT'S THAT MAN FOR EVERTON! DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN!! No. 10 of the season for Dominic. Coming to the goal, the move started with Digne's cross into the box. Calvert-Lewin towers over Roberstson to head the ball into the bottom left corner.

Well, that was a gift from Everton. An absolute give-away. Diffiicult to believe Mina's effort, or the lack of it, while clearing the ball six yards out from the box.

73' SUBSTITUTION FOR EVERTON|  IN- Sigurdsson| OUT- Gomes

 

72' GOOOOALLLL!!!!! GOAL NO.100 FOR MOHAMED SALAH FOR DERBY DAY!! LANDMARK GOAL AND AND A A VERY IMPORTANT ONE!! Henderson, drills a flat cross from the right into the box. Everton defender Mina gets in the way and outrageously tries to flick it off his backheel to clear the ball out of harm's way. The connection on the flick is horrendous and the ball falls to Salah, who thumps the ball into the back of the ner

69' YELLOW CARD FOR GOMES! Andre Gomes is booked for a reckless trip on Fabinho.

67' YELLOW FOR MANE! Digne and Mane get into a mid-air tussle with their feet high up. Mane is then booked.

65' SAVE! James has come alive in this dominant second half for Everton. He is allowed enough room to advance further up. He then opens his body and looks to beat Adrian to the left post with his low curler. But Adrian dives on time to make the save.

63' PICKFORD PICKS OUT THE CROSS! Fabinho, from the centre, scoops the ball into the box hoping to find Salah. But Jordan charges forward to glove the attempted pass.

59' RICHARLISON HITS THE POST!! Everton comes ever so close to taking the lead! Everton has enjoyed 75% of the possession in the last five minutes and the patient build-up almost yielded the desired result. James floats in a peach of a cross from the right to the far post. Richarlison meets the bounce ball with his head and slams it into the left upright.

No decison. Robertson back on and on we go!

53' COLLISION! An accidental one, this. Robertson brings the ball from behind and plays a pass to his right. There was a push from the back from Mina but Andy ends up running into Allan. He receives some attention while the referee takes VAR's help to see if more action needs to be taken.

48' HENDERSON COMES CLOSE!! Robertson's cross from the left flank is cleared away unconvincingly by Michael Keane. The rebound falls to Henderson, whose shot fizzes past the top left. If it was on target, Pickford might not have been able to save that.

47' BLAZED OVER! Thiago threads a lovely diagonal ball towards Salah, who plays a 1-2 with Henderson. However, Salah can’t quite control the return and the balls rolls to Fabinho. He has a crack at goal but the ball drifts well wide of the top right corner.

46' Everton gets the ball rolling first in the second half.

SECOND HALF BEGINS!

For the first time since January 2018, Liverpool has taken to the pitch without Van Dijk and Alisson! Huge 45 minutes coming up for the Reds

The players are back out! The second half is nicely poised. Blue and Red tied at 1-1.

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All in all, a mouth-watering first half. Expect more fireworks in the final 45.

Liverpool has looked the better side throughout but its poor finishing means the scoreline is still level. Klopp's side has created more chances and looked threatening everytime it was moving forward. On the other hand, Everton has managed to hold on. However, Liverpool defenders have been given a run for their money when Calvert-Lewin was in possession.  You have to admit, Pickford was very lucky to escape a straight red there.

The scoreline doesn't reflect the level of football that was on display in the opening half at Goodison Park. Mane took Liverpool ahead before Virgil Van Dijk limped off with what seems like a knee injury. Everton was quick to bounce back as Michael Keane met James Rodriguez's delightful cross with his head to slot the ball home. The, Everton skipper Coleman also walked off with an injury.

45+4' Referee's whistle brings an outstanding first half of Merseyside Derby football to an end!

45+1' He curls the ball into the box and the ball is headed away. The rebound falls to Thiago, whose shot is blocked by an Everton shirt. Everton on the counter and eventually win a throw-in. Another one after TAA clears the ball from Digne. This time, Digne goes for a long throw-in and the balls falls to Gomes. His cross is deep and Adrian is forced to tip over the bar. Nothing comes off the corner.

No surprises there. TAA all set for the spot kick.

Four minutes has been added to the first half.

45' YELLOW CARD FOR JAMES! He concedes a free-kick just outside the box on the left. His is booked for a late, sliding tackle from the back on Sadio Mane.

42' OUCH! Henderson takes a blow to his face while chasing a low Firmino cross from the right byline. His eyes were locked on the ball and unintentionally, he runs into Godfrey. He is back up after a minute. No foul give. Everton's ball.

41' CLOSE! Doucoure, on the right, squeezes a low cross into the box. Calvert-Lewin flicks it behind him to set up Richarlison but the Brazilian fails to get to the end of the pass on time.

34' CHANCE!! Sadio Mane comes within inches of taking Liverpool ahead. Once again, it's Robertson from the left flank who creates problem for the Everton defence. His cutback from the deep meets Mane's right foot near the spot, who drags it wide of the right post. That could have, should have gone it.

33' THIAGOO, WIDE! The move starts with Henderson's beautiful crossfield pass from the back. Mane is set free on the left, who works the ball past Godfrey to find Thiago in the centre. The former Bayern midfielder goes for glory from a long way out but the shot drifts wide of the left post.

32' SUBSTITUTION FOR LIVERPOOL- IN- BEN GODFREY| OUT- COLEMAN

Yup, he will come off and former Norwich man will take the right-back position in his stead.

28' Now, Everton captain is down and seemingly in some pain. He drops to one knee and feels his hamstring. The signs of him continuing do not look very bright.

Exciting encounter, this. High-octane clash living up its billing. End-to-end football with both teams creating numerous chances.

25' SAVE!! Pickford pulls off a top-drawer save to deny TAA. The Liverpool right-back stood tall at the dead ball after Liverpool won the free kick for Gomes's high-boot foul on Mane. The defender curls it towards top left and Pickford pulls off a superb diving save. Corner for Liverpool but nothing comes off it.

Everton isn't going anywhere! It has clawed its way back into the contest. Game on!

19' GOOOOALLLLL!!!!! KEANE HEADS IT INTO THE BACK OF THE NET AND EVERTON LEVELS!! WHAT A GAME THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE!! Coming to the goal, Rodriguez's inswinger fomr the corner post is inch-perfect. The delivery is met comfortably across the face of goal by Keane, who towers over Fabinho to beat Adrian's fists.

19' SAVE! Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set free with a delightful through ball from the centre by Richarlison. The pass is overhit slightly but Dominic does well to stay on side and then darts to the edge of the box on the right. He rifles the ball towards the near post, only to see Adrian fist it out of bounds for an Everton corner.

EVENTFUL 15 MINUTES: What an electrifying start we've had to the 288th Merseyside Derby. It's all happening at the Goodison park. Mane with an early goal. Van Dijk walks off injured and chances galore.

 

13' CHANCES ON BOTH ENDS! First, Digne squares it for Calvert-Lewin, who heads the ball above the cross-bar. Soon after, at the other end, Firmino's header from the Robertson cross blazes high and wide.

10' SUBSTITUTION FOR LIVERPOOL- IN- GOMEZ| OUT- VAN DIJK

Forced change coming up as Van Dijk lingers away. He will not be able to continue.

8' INJURY SCARE! Van Dijk is in serious pain after his collision with Pickford and he seems to have done some damage to his knee. Liverpool looks collect a chip pass from the other side of the box. Pickford attacks to try and cut down the angle. They end up colliding. Everton could have a penalty awarded against it if Van Dijk was on-side. Since he was off, the foul by Pickford will not result in a penalty.

What a start by the visitor!!! It has started the game very strongly here and there's a penalty scare against the Toffees. However, it survives as Van Dijk is deemed offside.

5' CHANCE! Robertson plays Mane into space down the left. Mane crosses towards the near post. Henderson heads from six yards, but fails to time it well enough. Digne is able to eyebrow out for a corner. If Henderson got behind that, it was only heading one way.

3' GOOOOALLL!!!! LIVERPOOL HAS SCORED THROUGH SADIO MANE!!! Roberston, down the left, wrestles his way past Coleman to the edge of the box. He then squares it and Mane, on the half volley, puts it past Pickford. No chance there

2' KEANE TO THE RESCUE! Fabinho, from the centre circle, seeks Firmino with a through ball but Keane intercepts

1' And Liverpool sets the ball rolling!

KICK-OFF! FIRST HALF BEGINS

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The teams are out. We are seconds away from kick-off!

 

What to look forward to:

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool goes into this contest on the back of its worst-ever Premier League defeat. It suffered a 7-2 loss to Aston Villa.

Carlo Acelotti's Everton is looking to make it five wins out of five in this new Premier League season. It's the only EPL team which is unbeaten in all competitions.

POSITION IN TABLE:

EVERTON- 1ST- Matches: 4| Wins:4 | Losses:0 | Points-12

LIVERPOOL- 5TH- Matches: 4| Wins:3 | Losses:1 | Points-9

 

FORM GUIDE:

Everton (Premier League): WWWW
Everton (all competitions): WWWWWW

Liverpool (Premier League: WWWL
Liverpool (all competitions): WWWWLL

 

-> It's time for chapter number 288 of the Merseyside Derby.

17th October, 2020 is a very special day on two fronts:

1) Exactly five years ago today, Jurgen Klopp took charge of his first match as Liverpool boss.

2) Exactly 10 years ago, Everton beat Liverpool 2-0. The Toffees haven't beaten the Reds since.

 

Starting XIs have been announced:

EVERTON- Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, James Rodriguez

LIVERPOOL- Adrian, Trent-Alexander Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgin Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino

 

LIVE UPDATES:

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MATCH PREVIEW:

A clash against champion Liverpool has come at the right time for Premier League leaders Everton, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, as it looks to end a decade-long winless drought in the Merseyside derby.

Everton has been rejuvenated under Ancelotti and it sits top of the standings with a 100% record and is the only Premier League club to win every game in all competitions since the new season began last month.

Everton is looking to win its opening five league matches for the first time since 1938 but has not beaten Liverpool in its last 22 fixtures and Saturday marks 10 years to the day since its last victory.

“I think it will be good for us to have this kind of test. One of the best teams in England for sure,” Ancelotti told reporters. “They were the best last season. It’s a fantastic challenge, a good test for us.

“Everyone knows how important this derby is... how important this game is for this period, we want to keep this period good for the future.”

Although Liverpool was thrashed 7-2 in its last outing against Aston Villa, Ancelotti said that result would have no bearing on how it plays this weekend.

“We don’t have to think what happened in the last game, Liverpool play with a lot of intensity and quality,” Ancelotti added.

“This will be the opponent we play tomorrow, so we have to pay attention. We have to be confident to be able to show our quality.”

Ancelotti said he had all his players available but would make a late call on defender Yerry Mina and midfielder James Rodriguez, who played for Colombia in Chile and returned only on Thursday.

“We are going to use this time to recover them. Then we will see in the game,” the Italian manager said.

“(Mina) trained today without problem. He had a little problem in training before the last game but he’s rested and he’s ok for tomorrow.”

 

-Virgil Van Dijk says Liverpool's approach won't change despite blips- by  SHYAM VASUDEVAN

Virgil Van Dijk, Europe’s best defender, swears by a simple mantra for success: consistency - a trait that has seen him grow into one of the most sought-after defenders in the world, and a trait that saw his team Liverpool achieve unparalleled success last season.  

The Reds will rely on their consistency on Saturday when they travel to Goodison Park to take on high-flying Everton, which tops the Premier League table with four wins from as many games. There's a lot at stake for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they look to bounce back from the 7-2 mauling they suffered at the hands of Aston Villa in their last league encounter.

(READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE)

 

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