Everton and Liverpool with a breathtaking derby, four beams marked the duel – Football World – England

Everton and Liverpool with a breathtaking derby, four beams marked the duel – Football World – England
Everton and Liverpool with a breathtaking derby, four beams marked the duel – Football World – England

In the 241st Merseyside City Derby, Everton and Liverpool drew in the first leg of the sixth round of English football’s elite. The action at Goodison Park was serious, with the result totally out of step with both teams creating a number of chances in front of both goals. Everton hit the post once in the first half through Tom Davies, while Darwin Nunes and Luis Diaz hit the post for the Candies.

Liverpool lost consecutive points, and after the round they may already be 9 behind the first in the standings. The Reds are in fifth position with 9 points and Everton are still without a win but have 4 draws from 6 games and have climbed temporarily to 14th position.

The match started with pressure from Liverpool, which was expected, while the “caramels” tried to hurt the opponent on the counter-attack. In the eighth minute, Fabinho was fouled in midfield but referee Taylor did not call a foul, then Gordon brought on Moppe but his shot was wide.

In the 19th minute, Alexander-Arnold crossed well at the far post for Nunes, who outjumped Nathan Patterson and headed wide but narrowly wide of Pickford’s goal. In the 23rd minute, Everton took a corner and the ball was cleared forward. Luis Diaz tried to block it but Girdon shot for Pickford to intervene.

In the 32nd minute, the “caramels” had a huge chance to score in Liverpool’s goal, but the post stopped the hosts. The ball was crossed from the right for Neil Maupe. Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were very poor in sync and Gomez stopped the ball for Tom Davies who fired with the outside of his right foot and the ball stopped at Alisson’s right side post.

With five to go, Darwin Nunes towered over Tom Davies and headed home, but again it was wide. In the 43rd minute, Darwin Nunes headed the home post spectacularly and the ball then came back to Luis Diaz, who fired a sharp right-footed shot but the ball hit Pickford’s left post.

The start of the second part started with a double big chance for the visitors from “Anfield”. Harvey Elliott got down the right and flicked a sharp pass down the ground for substitute Roberto Firmino, but Pickford fingered the ball wide and it went to Kostas Tsimikas. The Greek shoots hard with his left foot from a small angle, but misses.

Five after the start of the second half, Neil Maupe attempted a scissor shot past Joe Gomez, but over the Liverpool crossbar. In the 54th, Salah combined with Darwin Nunes, and the Uruguayan tried with his left foot, but straight at Pickford. Alex Iwobi tried an attractive cross to Alisson Becker, but failed. Not even an hour had passed and Jurgen Klopp brought off Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kostas Tsimikas, with James Milner and Andrew Robertson coming on in their places.

In the 63rd, Darwin Nunes headed back for Roberto Firmino, who fired past Tarkovsky, and Pickford sent the ball in for a corner with his right hand. After his performance, Firmino was in a clear position and headed a powerful shot, but Pickford again saved and sent a corner kick. After the second corner, Fabinho found himself in a shooting position after another pass from Nunes, but Pickford saved again.

The frenzied pace at Goodison Park didn’t stop there, with Everton counter-attacking to find themselves five on three in Liverpool’s box. Demarai Gray made a raid down the left and combined with Neil Maupe, who should have scored, but Alisson’s body parried. In the 70th, Liverpool youngster Conor Coady headed home after a powerful pass from Maupe’s left, but after a VAR review the defender was offside and the goal was disallowed.

With six to go, substitute Dwight McNeill took a shot and Milner put his foot down and the ball ricocheted, but Alison Becker made a spectacular save. With three to go, Mohamed Salah found Roberto Firmino beautifully and the Brazilian shot on the move, but Pickford saved. Deep into stoppage time, Mohamed Salah got past Pickford, but his shot hit the side post again.


Referee: Anthony Taylor

Stadium: “Goodison Park” (Liverpool)

Starting lineups:

Everton: Jordan Pickford – Nathan Patterson, James Tarkowski, Connor Coady, Vitaly Mikolenko – Onana, Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi, Anthony Gordon, Demarai Gray, Neil Maupe

Manager: Frank Lampard

Liverpool: Alisson – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas – Fabinho, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho – Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunes

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

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