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  • 17 October 2010
  • • 13:30
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 39673
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  • 90' + 4'
    FULL TIME! All over at Goodison and Everton win 2-0 courtesy of goals by Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta. A deserved victory for David Moyes' men who move up to 11th in the table. A fourth league defeat of the season for Liverpool who remain 19th level on points with bottom side West Ham United.
  • 90' + 3'
    Great challenge by Distin! Just as it looked as though Ngog was given to had Liverpool a late lifeline, the defender is in the right place at the right time to make a vital block! Good defending.
  • 90' + 2'
    Super chance for Beckford! A quick break finds Yakubu and Bilyaletidinov teeing up the substitute but he makes a mess of the shot which flies miles off target.
  • 89'
    Skrtel goes in strongly on Beckford and picks up a yellow card for his troubles and we are heading into four minutes of stoppage time at the end of the game.
  • 88'
    Yellow Card Fernando Torres
  • 87'
    Super tackle by Jagielka! Torres managed to slip a little ball through to Ngog in the box and just as he was about to shoot he had the ball whipped away from him by the defender! Seconds later Torres sees a shot blocked by Howard as Everton continue to stand firm.
  • 86'
    A quick throw by Reina gets Liverpool moving forwards quickly. Jovanovic finds Gerrard who takes aim but fires wide. Cue chants of 'Going down, going down, going down' from the Everton fans.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionMaxi Rodríguez Milan Jovanović
  • 84'
    Gerrard swings in the free kick into a packed box but Ngog can only get the faintest head on it and the ball flies out for a goal kick. Final Liverpool change, Rodriguez off; Jovanovic on.
  • 83'
    Liverpool really pressing now and Howard's fingertips prevent them from getting one back. A glorious ball from Gerrard almost finds Torres for a tap in but somehow the American gets in the way to divert it out for a corner.
  • 80'
    Again Beckford is the centre of attention! Goodison howls for a penalty after the striker tangles with Skrtel in the box and goes down. Referee waves play on, looks like the right call. Meanwhile, Ryan Babel replaces Joe Cole for the visitors.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionJoe Cole Ryan Babel
  • 78'
    It's all about Beckford at the moment. The striker puts the ball in the net, but the whistle has already gone. Liverpool players look as though they want him booked for playing on, Beckford pleads his innocence, the referee tells them to get on with it.
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Jermaine Beckford
  • 76'
    Beckford's first action of the man is a clumsy challenge on Skrtel which sees him booked. Not the introduction he had probably hope for, I think it's fair to say.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionMikel Amatrian Arteta Jermaine Beckford
  • 74'
    Arteta is hobbling after a tackle by Ngog and David Moyes decides to bring his goalscorer off. He gets a big ovation from the Goodison faithful as Jermaine Beckford arrives to replace him.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionJohn Heitinga Tony Hibbert
  • 72'
    Everton also opt to change things around with Heitinga going off. Hibbert is the man to replace him.
  • 71'
    SubstitutionLucas Leiva David N'Gog
  • 71'
    Twenty minutes to go and finally Roy Hodgson opts to make a change. Off goes Lucas on comes Ngog.
  • 69'
    Another shot from range by Meireles, Howard spills it initially but there's no Liverpool player around him to profit and he collects at the second attempt.
  • 68'
    Bit better from Cole, who has been largely anonymous so far. He picks up the ball from Gerrard, staves off a couple of challenges before having a pop at goal but he can't direct his effort on target.
  • 65'
    The game being playing pretty much entirely in the Everton half at the moment. A long ball is headed down by Rodriguez to Torres but he spanks his shot over the bear.
  • 63'
    A few more signs of life from Liverpool as Meireles tries his luck with a low shot but it's too easy for Howard.
  • 62'
    Liverpool want a penalty! Gerrard's lofted ball is aimed at Torres who accuses Jagielka of pulling him back. There was definitely contact, how much is debatable, but in any case the referee isn't interested.
  • 61'
    Liverpool win a corner. But Gerrard's ball is headed clear by Neville at the near post. However, they get a second chance but again it's defended well with Cahill completing the clearance. Meanwhile, David Ngog is warming up on the touchline...
  • 58'
    More good stuff from the Toffees, Yakubu plays a smart ball to Bilyaletidinov who is racing down the left and forces Skrtel to come across and concede the throw.
  • 56'
    The home side come again with a swift attack, the ball is whipped in from the left to Yakubu in the centre who somehow conspires to miss his kick! Let off for Liverpool.
  • 54'
    Another good run by Coleman who Liverpool panicking, he comes infield and makes it to the edge of the box but can't quite find Coleman. Liverpool then break but Carragher's cross is too long and Everton get it out for a throw.
  • 52'
    That goal is a massive blow for Liverpool but Everton continue to come forwards. Roy Hodgson on the touchline is looking pensive but he must be contemplating making changes.
  • 50'
    Goal Mikel Amatrian Arteta
  • 49'
    GOAL! Everton score again! Mikel Arteta taking a touch before thumping home from the edge of the box after Liverpool fail to clear a corner! Everton 2-0 Liverpool!
  • 47'
    Good early chance for the Reds! A long ball by Gerrard is blocked but falls nicely for Maxi who fires a shot goalwards but it's too close to Howard who gets down well to save.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionLeon Osman Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • 46'
    Welcome back, just one change to tell you about at the break. Osman can't continue after picking up that first half knock so Bilyaletdinov will take his place. Everton get this second half underway...
  • 45' + 2'
    HALF-TIME! Everton lead 1-0 at the break courtesy of that Tim Cahill strike. A fair result on the balance of play, the home side have just had that bit more commitment and desire than Liverpool. Can the Reds turn this around? Join me after the break to find out...
  • 45'
    Decent strike by Osman. He's set up after some good work by Yakubu, decides to take the shot early but it's easy for Reina. There will be two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half...
  • 43'
    Liverpool trying to end the half strongly. Cole, out wide on the left, has two chances to cross but both times he can only find a blue shirt and Jagielka can hack the ball clear.
  • 42'
    Osman has returned but doesn't look entirely comfortable. Liverpool, meanwhile, come forwards again with Konchesky trying to find Torres but Everton defend well and the ball is cleared.
  • 39'
    Short break in play as Leon Osman goes off for some treatment. Meanwhile, Everton have another corner but again Liverpool defend comfortably.
  • 37'
    Confidence is flowing through the Everton ranks after that goal. Osman now embarks on a run down the right, he wins a corner which Arteta takes but Gerrard clears.
  • 34'
    Assist Seamus Coleman
  • 34'
    Goal Tim Cahill
  • 34'
    GOAL!! Everton take the lead! A brilliant run by Coleman down the right sees him find Cahill in the box and the Australian thumps a fierce shot past a despairing Reina and into the top corner!!
  • 33'
    A promising move by Liverpool is ruined by Lucas. He has time and space to pick out a cross but overhits the ball and it sails harmlessly out of play.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card Raúl Meireles
  • 31'
    Corner to Liverpool which Gerrard takes. The ball is curled in from the right but doesn't beat the first defender. However, it comes back to Meireles who smashes a shot goalwards but it's blocked. The Liverpool No. 4 is then booked for bringing down Yakubu just as he looked to break.
  • 29'
    By the way during all that action, Tim Cahill was booked, it looks as though for an early foul on Gerrard. Either way, the Everton man will have to be careful from now on.
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Tim Cahill
  • 27'
    Good save Reina! Liverpool have just started to come back into this game but suddenly Everton break with Yakubu and Cahill. Yakubu ends up having the shot, low from the edge of the box and a diving Reina is forced to make a decent save.
  • 24'
    Liverpool's corner comes to nothing, but they remain on the attack. The ball comes to Lucas who blazes over the bar, but still a bit better from the visitors.
  • 23'
    What was I saying? First real chance for the Reds and it's a good one. They come forward down the left, the ball is crossed to Torres who head goalwards and Howard is forced to tip the ball over the bar for a corner!
  • 22'
    Midway through the first half and Everton looking slightly the better team, although as you would expect it's very tight. They are working very hard and penning the Reds back. Meanwhile, Liverpool have struggled to get anywhere near Tim Howard's goal so far.
  • 19'
    Howard Webb has finally run out of patience and books Maxi Rodriguez for a foul on Baines. The Spaniard looks baffled but he can't really have any complaints.
  • 18'
    Yellow Card Maxi Rodríguez
  • 16'
    A couple of challenges brings the crowd to life and ramps the temperature up a notch! First Yakubu goes over in the box under pressure from Konchesky before Gerrard goes in late on Arteta and gets another talking to from referee Webb.
  • 14'
    Great stuff by Distin! More Everton pressure culminates in the defender side stepping a couple of challenges on the edge of the box before shooting just wide of Reina's goal!
  • 13'
    The referee has a word with Phil Neville after a clash with Joe Cole. But the home side have a free kick which is played into the box but Kyrgiakos rises highest to head clear.
  • 12'
    Arteta steps up...and whips the free kick into the wall. However, Liverpool fail to clear the danger, the ball comes back to Jagielka in the box. He's well placed and has time but but thrashes a wild shot over the bar.
  • 10'
    Skrtel fouls Yakubu on the edge of the box which brings Goodison Park to its feet. Everton have a free kick in an excellent position, just yards outside the box...
  • 9'
    Everton pressing Liverpool all over the pitch and certainly not afraid to fly into the tackles. Heitinga is pulled up for a foul on Cole and Liverpool have a free kick which Reina thumps forward but Distin heads clear.
  • 6'
    Arteta goes in late on Lucas but escapes a booking. Referee Howard Webb gives the Spaniard a talking to but keeps his cards in his pocket.
  • 5'
    Everton win an early free kick out wide on the left. Arteta steps up, everyone is expected a high ball into the ball but instead he plays a short ball to Osman who wins a corner.
  • 4'
    Everton win an early free kick out wide on the left. Arteta steps up, everyone is expected a high ball into the ball but instead he plays a short ball to Osman who wins a corner.
  • 3'
    The visitors enjoying plenty of possession early on although Jamie Carragher nearly makes a mistake, his pass to Maxi Rodriguez is almost intercepted by Yakubu but Liverpool escape.
  • 1'
    OK folks here we go! It's a cracking atmosphere at Goodison Park as Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres kick off for Liverpool!
  • Of course Liverpool have been in the news, and in the courts, all week due to their ownership issues. However, new owner John W. Henry IS at Goodison to watch his team play this afternoon, despite insisting previously he wouldn’t attend.
  • Some quick team news before we get going, Everton welcome back fit again Phil Jagielka and also include Johnny Heitinga but must make do without Marouane Fellaini. For, Liverpool Fernando Torres is fit, but Glen Johnson and Christian Poulsen miss out.
  • Liverpool: Reina; Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Konchesky; Gerrard, Lucas, Meireles, Cole, Maxi; Torres. Subs: Jones, Aurelio, Jovanovic, Babel, Ngog, Spearing, Kelly.
  • Everton: Howard; Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Heitinga, Arteta, Osman; Cahill, Yakubu. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Gueye, Mustafi, Baxter.
  • Good afternoon and welcome to Goal.com as we bring you live coverage of this afternoon’s Merseyside derby from Goodison Park. It’s a must win game for both Everton and Liverpool who, remarkably, both find themselves in the relegation zone with six points apiece! Can either side secure a vital three points? Find out here as all the action is on its way.