Everton Came From Behind To Hold Liverpool In Merseyside Derby

Everton Came From Behind To Hold Liverpool In Merseyside Derby
Everton Came From Behind To Hold Liverpool In Merseyside Derby

 

 

 

Everton Came From Behind To Hold Liverpool

In Merseyside Derby


 

Everton came back twice to maintain their undefeated start to the Premier League in a thrilling Merseyside derby as the video assistant referee denied Liverpool a winning goal in injury time.

 

Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead in the third minute, but they were enraged shortly after when a savage challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk, committed after an offside decision, resulted in the defender being injured and the VAR did not check input.

 

 

Everton, who had won all seven of their previous games in all competitions, quickly tied at Goodison Park when Michael Keane headed into a corner from prominent James Rodriguez.

 

Liverpool, with Thiago Alcantara at the center of it all, returned to the front with 18 minutes to go when Mohamed Salah volleyed off a poor clearance from Yerry Mina to set up a frenzied finish, with only a magnificent save from Pickford from a header. from Joel Matip who kept Everton on the hunt.

 

 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s imposing header restored parity with nine minutes to go, but Everton were reduced to 10 men when Richarlison was sent off for a savage challenge on Thiago.

 




 

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Liverpool thought they had won it in injury time when Pickford was unable to avoid Jordan Henderson’s shot, but in a shot that coincided with the chaotic nature of the game, Mane was called offside after a long wait for the decision of the VAR.