Full-time - 90'
0 - 2
11:45 +00:00, October 1, 2011
Goodison Park, England
Referee: Martin Atkinson
FULL TIME A comfortable-looking 2-0 win for Liverpool, but Jack Rodwell's sending off in the first half made the difference. Dirk Kuyt then missed a penalty, before Andy Carroll opened the scoring and Luis Suarez made the game safe. Kenny Dalglish's team are up to fourth.
Dirk Kuyt hits the post in bizarre fashion and Everton survive a potentially embarrassing goal.
Royston Drenthe with a rasping effort from the edge of the box, it just hasn't been Everton's day.
THREE MINUTES ADDED TIME
Jordan Henderson on for Lucas
Craig Bellamy is being pelted with bottles and coins from the crowd as he attempts to take the corner. Disapppointing scenes. From the corner, Gerrard clips the post with a shot from 20-yards out.
Chaos in the Everton box, Andy Carroll closing down Jagielka's clearance and challenging Tim Howard as the ball spiralled into the air. Howards feels he is fouled, but a corner is given...
Liverpool fans now chanting "Going down" at the Everton faithful. It's been a tough day for the Toffees.
A flair up between Jagielka and Suarez, the Liverpool striker shoving the defender in the back as he tries to reach a through ball. Jagielka refuses Suarez's apology as he gets to his feet.
A terrible afternoon for Everton now seems to be complete. They have had no luck today.
GOAL Luis Suarez seals it for Liverpool! A terrible mix up between Baines and Distin, the full-back tumbling into the centre-back, who then hit his clearance straight at Suarez. Six yards out, he calmly converts the finish.
Everton fans appeal for a foul as Vellios has his shirt tugged by Skrtel. It looked like a fairly even tustle, though.
Apostolos Vellios on for Tony Hibbert
Everton getting crosses into the box, but Srktel and Carragher are equal to them. The latter is fouled as Saha attempts to reach the cross.
The corner is blocked at the front post and Phil Neville can clear.
Everton enjoy a prolonged spell of possession, but Jagielka's mis-hit pass gifts the ball to Suarez. He plays in Carroll, but the return pass isn't good enough and Everton clear. Then, from Gerrard's cross, Carroll forces Howard to turn the ball behind...
Can Everton's 10 men respond? They have just over 15 minutes to salvage an unlikely draw from this match.
Carroll really needed that goal. He had struggled to make an impact, but what will that strike do for his confidence?
Tim Cahill looks to respond immediately for Everton, his low shot is straight at Reina though.
GOAL Andy Carroll scores!!! A goal from nowhere for Liverpool. Enrique makes a great run and crosses from the byline, Carroll hooks the ball into Tim Howard's net from eight-yards out.
Phil Neville on for Leon Osman
Suarez heads over from Gerrard's delivery, should've done better. Liverpool have created very little in the second half.
Liverpool free kick, Kuyt tripped 25-yards out...
Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy on for Charlie Adam and Craig Bellamy
Steven Gerrard is stripped and ready for action...
Marouane Fellaini down with a spot of cramp. A sign of the hard work Everton are having to put in to stay in this match.
Liverpool still have Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy in reserve, surely one or both will be introduced soon?
Louis Saha finds himself in space 25-yards out after Baines pass, he turns and fires a rasping drive just wide of Reina's goal.
The set piece is taken short to Baines, his cross finds Fellaini in an offside position.
Everton free kick, Kuyt felling Drenthe 30 yards from goal.
A good switch from Moyes. Coleman has struggled to make an impact today, and Drenthe can be explosive.
Royston Drenthe on for Seamus Coleman
Lucas lines up a shot from 25 yards... Unsurprisingly, it flies yards wide of Howard's left-hand post.
Liverpool have put Everton under a fair but of pressure in the early stages of the second half, but the home team are holding firm.
Howard again rising to claim the cross. Top goalkeeping.
Carroll again reaching the resulting corner, Howard tips his header wide...
Martin Kelly with a fizzing low cross into Everton's area, Distin clearing as Carroll waited to pounce.
Andy Carroll gets his head on the cross, but Saha hooks clear from just in front of Tim Howard.
Neat play from Everton, Fellaini turning clear of Adam and feeding Cahill. The Australian lays off for Saha, whose low shot is narrowly wide. At the other end, Kuyt earns Liverpool a corner off Sylvain Distin...
Liverpool clear as Fellaini and Skrtel clash, Carroll smashes a long ball towards Suarez but it's too long for his strike partner.
Lucas in the book. It looked a little soft, the Brazilian seemed to get the ball as well as Saha.
Liverpool really need to use their width to take advantage of Everton being down to 10. Enrique and Downing on the left could decide this game in their favour.
A cracking challenge from Tim Cahill, tracking back to deny Kelly as he looks to venture down the right.
Martin Kelly cuts in from full-back and hits a low shot, which trickles through and ruck of bodies and into Tim Howard's arms.
Can David Moyes channel Everton's sense of injustice into a positive response? Or will Liverpool make their numerical advantage count?
What a chance for Liverpool now. Bellamy and Gerrard could both be introduced to push for a win.
What can David Moyes do in the half-time period? A long slog for Everton in the next 45 minutes.
For the statisticians out there, Jack Rodwell became the 20th player to be sent off in this fixture in the Premier League era.
HALF TIME Well what can you say about that? A hugely eventful and controversial opening period. Jack Rodwell's sending off the main talking point, with Martin Atkinson making the terrible call. Tim Howard has made a penalty save and Adam has clattered the bar. Phew.
Charlie Adam rattles the crossbar! This games has burst into life just before the break. Lucas takes a free kick short to Jose Enrique, who lays off the ball to Adam. On the edge of the box, the Scot hits a sensational drive which clatters the crossbar!
Liverpool look to break and Hibbert clatters into Adam, the ref waves play on and Suarez attempts to curl an effort on goal which is blocked by Fellaini.
The resulting corner is headed behind by Saha at the nearpost, another corner. The second delivery is over hit and it's a goal kick.
SAVED BY TIM HOWARD!!! Diving to his left, the American makes a stunning save at full-stretch.
A rash challenge from Jagielka, going into the back of Suarez as he looks to turn. A definite spot kick. Kuyt steps up...
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL
Leon Osman is down and receiving treatment. Luckily, the midfielder is back on his feet and fit to carry on.
The good and the bad of Charlie Adam. First, he looks uncomfortable "sprinting" forward. But then he hits a stunning cross-field ball which just evades Suarez.
Charlie Adam's effort from the free kick is poor and clatters into the wall.
Free kick to Liverpool on the edge of the box, Fellaini late in on Lucas. Looked worse than Rodwell's challenge, yet no booking...
Everton enjoying a sustained spell of possession for the first time since going down to 10 men, until Tony Hibbert hits an aimless ball down the line and through to Reina.
The red card for Rodwell looks like a worse decision each time you watch it. A really unfortunate moment for the midfielder and for Everton.
Suarez, being roundly booed everytime he touches the ball, latches onto a Kelly throughball and advances on goal. From a narrow angle, he fires into the sidenetting.
Liverpool enjoying plenty of possession now, with Everton's chief ball-winner off the pitch.
Stat: Twenty red cards, more than in any other match up in PL , 11 in last 14. Martin Atkinson has given 15 red cards since the start of 2010/11.
Ironic cheers as Marouane Fellaini wins a free kick for Everton. The atmosphere at Goodison Park is rather sour.
Never a dull moment in these matches, even if it is for the wrong reasons.
Tim Cahill into the book for an aggressive challenge on Lucas. It's been a horrible few minutes for Everton.
That red card could kill what was an even contest. Liverpool's match to lose now, surely.
Martin Atkinson has dropped a clanger there. It was a full-blooded challenge, but in no way malicious and he won the ball. A terrible decision, the worst I have seen for a while.
High drama, and Rodwell is beside himself. That is a poor, poor decision from the referee. Rodwell slides in to challenge Suarez, wins the ball and catches the striker. To the disbelief of Goodison Park, Rodwell is dismissed.
Lucas heads clear Osman's dangerous cross.
Everton free kick and a chance to get the ball in the box...
Martin Kelly's first forray forward from full-back, his cross is sliced straight out of play.
The game is settling down a bit following the helter-skelter pace of the opening exchanges.
Liverpool deal competently with the corner, Jagielka trying his luck after the intial delivery is cleared. His shot is blocked and Carroll hammers the ball up field to safety.
Leon Osman forcing Liverpool to concede a corner...
Kuyt working typically hard, charging down Baines' clearance which just has too much on it for Suarez to gather. Goal kick to Everton.
First sign of life from Louis Saha, cutting in from the right and hitting a curling daisy-cutter just wide of Reina's post.
Carroll finds himself unmarked and manages to flick a header towards Suarez. Tim Howards comes out to gather and prevent a chance for Liverpool.
Andy Carroll is struggling to get himself into the game, with Distin currently winning the aerial contest comfortably.
A lively start to this ding-dong derby. Both teams starting to create chances.
A sustained spell of pressure from Everton, a succession of corners resulting in Rodwell whipping in a deep cross. It falls to Distin, who impressively turns inside Jose Enrique before curling an effort narrowly over the bar.
And now Everton go close! Reina reacting smartly to tip Tim Cahill's powerful back-post header onto the crossbar and away for a corner...
It should be 1-0 Liverpool. Jagielka failed to deal with a Lucas punt up field, Kuyt nipped in and delivered a pin-point cross for Suarez. The Uruguayan failed to find the net with a free header from six-yards out.
Liverpool playing a very direct style at the moment with Carroll and Suarez getting no joy against Distin and Jagielka in the air.
Nearly an opening for Liverpool, Downing finding space and attempting to slide in Suarez but Leighton Baines reacts and clears.
A frantic pace so far with challenges flying in. Rodwell with a well-executed slide, Distin eventually heading out of play.
Now a Liverpool free kick in their own half after Tim Cahill shoves Jamie Carragher in an aerial challenge.
Pepe Reina does well to gather the corner amid a crowd of bodies.
Corner to Everton, Fellaini with a half-volley deflected wide after rising to meet the initial free kick...
Now Everton's first set piece, Martin Kelly shoving Tim Cahill in the back...
Charlie Adam rolls the set piece to Jose Enrique, the Spaniard's low cross is hooked clear.
An early free kick for Liverpool, Tony Hibbert blocking Stewart Downing...
The teams are in the tunnel, almost time to get this one started.
Conditions could not be better for what should be a fascinating contest, let's hope both teams can keep 11 players on the pitch.
It's 20 years since Kenny Dalglish left Liverpool following a 4-4 draw in this fixture. A repeat today would be perfect, at least for the neutral.
Jack Rodwell has an important role to play for Everton today. Preferred to Phil Neville in the holding role, David Moyes will expect a performance from the talented, but inconsistent, youngster.
The inclusion of Kuyt is a worrying omen for Liverpool, the Dutchman has developed a habit of scoring big goals in this fixture.
A combination a lot of Liverpool fans will be glad to see, Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez paired up front. With Craig Bellamy on the bench, Kenny Dalglish is well catered for in attack.
The big news for Liverpool is that Dirk Kuyt comes in for Jordan Henderson. On the bench, a certain Steven Gerrard.
Everton fans, do not adjust your monitors. David Moyes' team are genuinely playing with a striker on the pitch. The striker in question is Frenchman Louis Saha.
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