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November 23, 2013 1:45 PM WAT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 39576‎
 
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Everton 3-3 Liverpool: Sturridge snatches point in thrilling derby

The England international met Steven Gerrard's pinpoint free-kick to bring the Reds level after Romelu Lukaku had struck twice to put the Toffees on course for the win

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A late Daniel Sturridge equaliser salvaged a 3-3 draw for Liverpool against Everton in Saturday's dramatic Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

Everton had looked to be on course for their first derby success since October 2010 thanks to a Romelu Lukaku double in the second half, but Sturridge headed home from a superb Steven Gerrard delivery in the 89th minute.  

Philippe Coutinho was on the scoresheet after just four minutes in what was a lively opening 10 minutes, finishing from inside the six-yard box to hand his side the advantage.

VIEW FROM GOODISON PARK
By Tom Maston

After what was one of the most dramatic derbies in recent memory, Brendan Rodgers will probably be the happier of the two managers despite his team leading for the majority of the 90 minutes.

Daniel Sturridge’s late header secured a point for the visitors after Romelu Lukaku had provided further evidence of his exceptional promise with two goals and, though Simon Mignolet was the hardest worked of the two goalkeepers, the result is a fair one.

Goodison Park is a difficult place to come and Liverpool again showed enough to suggest they are genuine title contenders this season.
Kevin Mirallas, a scorer for Belgium in midweek, was the man to bring Everton level. His first Premier League goal of the season restored parity just three minutes later.

Luis Suarez scored the game's third goal after 18 minutes, finding a gap in the Everton wall with an expertly-taken, free-kick that bent inside Tim Howard's right-hand post.

As well as sending Liverpool in ahead at the break, Suarez's goal also moved him top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with nine for the season.

Lukaku scored Everton's second equaliser after 71 before grabbing his second nine minute from time, only for Sturridge to salvage a point late on.

The home side made one change from their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, as Ross Barkley made his derby debut ahead of Leon Osman.

Brendan Rodgers, taking charge of his 50th Premier League game for Liverpool, handed John Flanagan his first derby start in place of Aly Cissokho at left-back, while Daniel Sturridge missed out with a dead leg.

Midfielder Joe Allen made his first Premier League start of the season after recovering from injury, with Suarez starting up front despite playing a full 90 minutes for Uruguay against Jordan in Montevideo on Wednesday.

After a frenetic opening, Liverpool made the ideal start when they went ahead through Coutinho after just five minutes.

The unmarked Brazilian poked home from close range after getting on the end of a Luis Suarez header from a corner - but the visitors were not in front for long.

Mirallas brought Everton level just two minutes later when Barkley's knockdown from Baines' set-piece found the Belgian, who turned the ball past compatriot Simon Mignolet.

And the goals continued to flow, as Suarez restored Liverpool's advantage after 19 minutes.

The Uruguayan, who helped his country qualify for the World Cup on Wednesday, executed a perfect free-kick from 25 yards to score his ninth goal in just seven Premier League appearances this term.

Barkley almost levelled soon after, with his curled effort forcing Mignolet into a smart save, before Mirallas threatened for Everton after beating Flanagan easily on the right.

Mirallas then caused the main controversy of the half, when his reckless challenge on Suarez was only punished with a yellow card 10 minutes before the interval.

Gerard Deulofeu, a second-half substitute for the injured Leighton Baines, had the first chance of the second half, shooting straight at Mignolet when one-on-one before Allen put wide from close range after Howard had gone to ground.

Mignolet frustrated Lukaku with two impressive saves before eventually the Everton striker drew the hosts level, sidefooting home from inside the area in the 72nd minute after a period of sustained pressure from the hosts.

Lukaku looked to have had the final say as he completed his double eight minutes from time, heading home powerfully from a corner, before Sturridge equalised late on.

Both sides then had chances to snatch an injury-time winners, with Suarez and Deulofeu threatening, but the spoils were shared after a pulsating game.


Everton

24
Tim Howard
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Leighton Baines
Defender
50′
2.50
6
Phil Jagielka
Defender
3.00
15
Sylvain Distin
Defender
89′
2.50
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
72′
2.00
18
Gareth Barry
Midfielder
95′
3.00
20
Ross Barkley
Midfielder
8′ 31′
3.50
22
Steven Pienaar
Midfielder
84′
4.00
23
Seamus Coleman
Defender
2.50
11
4.00
17
Romelu Lukaku
Striker
72′ 82′
3.50

Liverpool

4.00
22
Simon Mignolet
Goalkeeper
2.00
2
3.50
5
2.50
37
3.00
38
3.00
8
Steven Gerrard
Midfielder
89′
3.50
10
Coutinho
Midfielder
5′
3.00
14
3.50
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
67′ 79′
2.00
24
Joe Allen
Midfielder
62′ 69′
3.50
7

Substitutes

1
Joel
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
26
John Stones
Defender
84′
 - 
21
Leon Osman
Midfielder
88′
 - 
18
 - 
10
3.00
14
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Bradley Jones
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Kolo Toure
Defender
 - 
17
Mamadou Sakho
Midfielder
3.00
12
Victor Moses
Midfielder
69′
 - 
31
 - 
6
Luis Alberto
Midfielder
3.50
15

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0