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    Everton

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    Liverpool

    2

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    Newcastle

    2

    West Brom

    1

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    Southampton

    1

    Tottenham

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    Chelsea

    2

    Man Utd

    3

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Goodison Park, England

Attendance: 39613

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Everton

  • Leon Osman 22'
  • Steven Naismith 35'

2 - 2

FT

Liverpool

  • Leighton Baines 14' OG
  • Luis Suárez 20'
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  •  

    James Tyler: Thanks for your company this morning. You're all amazing.

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    James Tyler: Bye for now! Go! Ravi! Join him! Chelsea! United!
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature/_/id/1202915/the-boot-room?cc=5901

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    [Comment from Raza_88]
    A draw is really a fair result. Both sides could have won it; but neither deserves to lose.

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    James Tyler: (Just kidding)

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    James Tyler: Thanks for joining me! Have a fun rest of day, I know I won't. God is dead.

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    James Tyler: Commiserate further with me on Twitter: @JamesTylerESPN

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    James Tyler: Alright, Join Ravi! I'm off to have a good, healthy cry. That's normal, right? Love this sport, didn't really like the end of this game. STUFF HAPPENS.

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    [Comment from Mexico70]
    One thing for sure--- this was a win for Rodgers and his skills

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    [Comment from nfl fan]
    at least american football gets that call right at the end... enjoy the game at wembley today!

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    James Tyler: I am crestfallen, honestly. Everton had better of second half and looked more likely to score. That Liverpool did, only to have it taken away, is cruelty in extremis.

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    James Tyler: I'll be shuttering soon and he'll be revving up in 5 minutes.

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    James Tyler: Right then. Join Ravi to kvetch further about this injustice? There's also the small issue of CHELSEA v. MAN UNITED
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature/_/id/1202915/the-boot-room?cc=5901

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    [Comment from Mr. Bitters]
    God damn it, what a perfect game ruined by that decision

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    @DanLevyThinks Near side linesman could not have seen through the throng to possibly judge. What nonsense. Alas.

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    James Tyler: I think they've been buying in all season.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    JT...Are we nowseeing the LFC players buying into Rodgers plans?

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    [Comment from sb]
    He was onside and it wasn't close. But let's never, ever have replay because, you know, it just might slow the game down.

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    James Tyler: FIFA is still testing the tech. Don't think we'll ever see it become ubiquitous.

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    James Tyler: We'll not go there lest I start openly weeping.

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    [Comment from Aaron]
    Video technology? Two bad calls in one weekend on clear decisions.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    No foul, no offside, but #PHANTOMFLAG. You ghoulish linesman.

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    James Tyler: I'm rather upset.

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    James Tyler: FULL TIME: Everton 2, Liverpool 2. Bombastic first half curtailed by aggressive, more sedate second thanks to Rodgers' realignments.

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    James Tyler: Good golly.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    @JamesDallESPN We both know that's not what the flag was for. Unless the near-side linesman has bionic vision to see through the crowd.

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    James Tyler: The linesman ruined that.

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    I feel like someone just took Christmas away.

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    [Comment from Casey]
    Well Arteta got a winner while offside yesterday, so things balancing out?

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Phantom Flag. Phantom Flag. #PHANTOMFLAG

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    James Tyler: Replay shows Suarez was ONSIDE. Coates' nod back was rifled into the top of the net, but a phantom flag.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Suarez was onside. Hate him or not. That was onside.

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    PCarrESPN: Replay says: bad call. Suarez winner should have stood.

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    James Tyler: Sterling with a wonderful run infield from the right, toed through to Shelvey, Suarez shoots from a narrow angle.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    #TalkingPointsByAndreMarriner

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    James Tyler: Suarez had it in the net but judged offside, I think. Need a replay.

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    James Tyler: There's your controversy.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL BUT IT'S DISALLOWED

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    James Tyler: Seems unanimous that Rodgers got it right today. Maybe. But you have to wonder "WHAT IF" given the early 2-0 lead

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    [Comment from Aaron]
    Rodgers adjusted expecting Mirallas would be on. Adjusted again since. Good managing.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Have to agree. Suarez was great, but Rodgers made all the right moves.

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    [Comment from Michael]
    As an LFC fan, I'll take a point today. Everton looked fantastic the lat 20 minutes of the first half.

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    [Comment from Mexico70]
    So far my motm is Brendan Rodgers for being smarter than all of us at halftime

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    James Tyler: Two of the four minutes remaining.

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    James Tyler: Dangerous cross by Oviedo on the left but no Everton players are attacking it. Ball's chested back to Jones. Panic over.

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    James Tyler: Really? Playing for results is a good thing, I thought.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    Rodgers played for a point since HT....shame to ruin a fun game like this

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    James Tyler: Four added minutes and Everton keep attacking. Agger snuffs it out.

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    James Tyler: Oviedo came on for Everton at some point. Missed that, sorry. Simply loony, combustible derby makes you forget minor substitutions.

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    James Tyler: The 90 minutes is up. Is Moyes Time a thing? Or Rodgers Time?

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    [Comment from Emma]
    Same my heart is breathing so fast

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    James Tyler: Nothing doing for Gerrard and Suarez as they try to link up.

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    James Tyler: I woke up with a paper bag affixed to my face, Ian.

  •  

    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    I've been breathing out of a paper bag since the 35th minute

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    James Tyler: Wrong angle, overhit. Goal kick Everton.

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    James Tyler: Gerrard to heave it in...

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    James Tyler: Suarez and Distin battle again and the Liverpool striker wins the free-kick after being shoved to the turf.

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    James Tyler: 88th minute

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    James Tyler: Marriner doing a manful job of marshalling this one, overall. Sterling's down with an ankle "injury" after being caught by Phil Neville. 17 year olds.. they learn so fast these days.

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    James Tyler: CFC vs. United lineup: Cech -- Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole -- Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Oscar -- Torres.

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Seamus Coleman joins the masses in Marriner's naughty book.

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    PCarrESPN: Tottenham up 1-0 on Southampton...Gareth Bale header.

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    James Tyler: United XI vs. Chelsea if you're interested: De Gea -- Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra -- Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young -- Rooney, Van Persie.

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    James Tyler: FIVE MINUTES LEFT.

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    James Tyler: Indeed. As such he drilled it low. For shame.

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    [Comment from Orr]
    That was the moment for Gerrard, got to drive that into the roof of the net.

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    James Tyler: Suarez picks up a corn that had apparently been thrown his way. What fun.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Liverpool! Suarez sneaks into the box after chasing a long ball into the corner. Glides past Distin, cuts infield and shoots. Smothered by Jagielka and cleared. Corner for Liverpool again.

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    James Tyler: LFC corner. Easily cleared. Henderson's follow-up shot is soft and easy for Howard to save.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Liverpool! Slack Everton defending allows Gerrard a free shot from 18 yards. It's goalward-bound but Jagielka blocked it!

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    James Tyler: Not sure. Same question for Crossbar and Post, the terrible twosome.

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    [Comment from Orr]
    Own Goal has already shown up, when will his cousin Dodgy Penalty be making an appearance?

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    PCarrESPN: Only nine completed though.

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    James Tyler: And when we're done, switch over to Ravi Ubha who'll guide you through Chelsea-United: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature/_/id/1202915/the-boot-room?cc=5901

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    PCarrESPN: 32 crosses for Everton today.....their most in PL game this season.

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    James Tyler: Nine minutes left.

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    James Tyler: Corner lofted to the back post but Distin's header is well over.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! Fellaini plays Gueye in, the sub flicks a back-heel through to Baines, but Skrtel manfully blocks the left-back's close-range shot. Corner, Everton.

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    James Tyler: Coates chops Fellaini down. Free kick taken quickly and Naismith is free on goal... only Marriner wasn't ready for the kick to be taken. Reprieve.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    EPL turns UFC.

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    James Tyler: 11 minutes left. I can't even.

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    James Tyler: Foul called on Allen, somehow. He wrestles with Fellaini and gets in front of him to seemingly win back possession. Marriner adjudges the Welsh Xavi was in the wrong.

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    James Tyler: Gerrard tries to curl a cross in for Suarez but no dice.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    I miss you, crazy fun first half.

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    James Tyler: Foul called against Fellaini and Osman for sandwiching Raheem Sterling. Game's gone a bit aggro. Choppy. Fouls every few seconds.

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    PCarrESPN: Research room erupts with MEH!

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    James Tyler: Half-chance for Liverpool as Shelvey storms upfield and with several runners to choose from, he drags a low scuffed shot wide from 25 yards. Crowd erupts with laughter.

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    James Tyler: Coleman fashions some room down the right and gets in a decent cross. Brad Jones catches it.

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    James Tyler: Shelvey whistled for a foul on Distin now. The first-half fun has been replaced by second-half sluggery.

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    James Tyler: Half-chance for Liverpool! Henderson's cross is tipped over the bar by Howard. Not long after a PK shout for Jelavic at the other end as Agger gives serious contact.

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    PCarrESPN: No other forward has more than two.

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    PCarrESPN: 4th yellow for Suarez this season. Only Angel Rangel has more (5).

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    James Tyler: Distin takes a bit of physio time to fix his ankle.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    That should have been red for Suarez

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    [Comment from Jay]
    That's a nasty one by Suarez.

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Luis Suarez finally booked! He treads on Distin as the defender passed it back to Howard.

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    James Tyler: Now, Sterling has to survive the final 20 minutes on a yellow card.

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    James Tyler: Not sure if he'll be a right-back, or Coates will slide across. Looks like he's the new RB/wing-back.

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR LIVERPOOL: Jordan Henderson on, Andre Wisdom off. Better second half for the youngster but more tinkering by Brendan Rodgers.

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    James Tyler: Rubbish delivery by Baines (FOR ONCE) gives Liverpool a reprieve.

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Daniel Agger handballs as he tries to wrestle past Fellaini.

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    James Tyler: Not sure. Nervous. Formation switch has made the triangles all wonky?

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    [Comment from Michael]
    Why are Liverpool having such a problem maintaining possession?

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    James Tyler: Jordan Henderson readying to enter the fray. Coates snips Jelavic again in the achilles but no foul/no card.

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    James Tyler: Indeed. All grit and gusto.

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    [Comment from Carrolls TopKnot]
    Joe's a scrappy little guy. Not backing down what-so-ever,

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    James Tyler: Heaved in, Jelavic again unmarked with an easy header and powerfully nods it well wide. BREATHE

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    PCarrESPN: Baines has completed passes to 11 different players today, led by 8 to Jelavic.

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    James Tyler: Indeed. Another set piece chance for Leighton B.

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    BAINES TERRIFIES ME.

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    James Tyler: Coleman wins a foul off Joe Allen, who was a bit too exuberant in the tackle.

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    James Tyler: Everton shading possession and territory in the second half, seemingly invited to attack by Rodgers' formation switch.

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    James Tyler: Joe Allen and Fellaini tussle for a loose ball. Seriously, the size disparity between those two.

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    PCarrESPN: I have stacks of silver.

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    [Comment from Orr]
    Statsie is a looper

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    James Tyler: Gerrard having a quiet game, overall.

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    James Tyler: OH. Gotcha. Thought he'd scored again.

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    PCarrESPN: *calls Vegas to place a bet from the future*

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    PCarrESPN: Suarez was my prediction for the winner.

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    James Tyler: Good free kick hoisted in by Baines but Jelavic's header is off the mark.

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    James Tyler: Paul? Are you 5 minutes ahead? Did something good happen in the future?

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    James Tyler: Coates fouls Jelavic on the left flank. Sloppy tackle.

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    James Tyler: Osman begs for a corner but ball was already out of play once he slipped down the left channel.

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    James Tyler: Good defending by Skrtel to intercept the long pass for Gueye down the right.

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    PCarrESPN: Suarez!

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    James Tyler: Just under 30 minutes remaining...

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    James Tyler: Yep, not answering that question.

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    [Comment from Michael]
    If you had to predict a winner, who gets it?

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    James Tyler: Fellaini vs. Enrique on the left flank. The Liverpool left back wins a throw-in.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! Lovely play by Fellaini on the edge of the box to hook it on for Coleman's run. He's onside and slots a low cross for Jelavic. Skrtel fends him off, Jones misses the ball and Wisdom thumps it clear. Osman has a shot from range but it's hopelessly wide.

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    PCarrESPN: Everton has created 42 chances off crosses this season, most in the Premier League.

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    James Tyler: Sterling fitting in nicely behind Suarez in the attacking third. He combines well with Shelvey but the ex-Charlton lad can't find Suarez inside the box. Everton back in possession.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Perhaps if Skrtel, Agger and Coates stand on one another's shoulders, they can win a header vs. Fellaini.

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    James Tyler: Baines with a couple of crosses, both barely defended. Another one is swung in from the right this time and Fellaini's angled header is narrowly wide of the mark.

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    James Tyler: Indeed.

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    [Comment from Chris FOP]
    have to say Mariner done well by not being a story so far

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    [Comment from JohnBrewinESPN via Twitter]
    @jemelehill I don't think it was the type of thing that was on offer. Next time I am over you can take me to the Lions tailgate.

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    James Tyler: I have a sizable dog in this game, Moonshiner. And I preferred the first half too.

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    [Comment from Moonshiner]
    All of us with no dog in this game preferred the first half JamesT

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    James Tyler: Gerrard whacks it through the crowd and on target, forcing a fine low save by Tim Howard.

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    James Tyler: Free kick for Liverpool.

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    James Tyler: Had shades of Vidic vs. Torres back in the day. Very limp argument for a red card there. Yellow appears just.

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Jagielka in the book for upending Sterling as he spins off in pursuit of Shelvey's ball over the top.

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    James Tyler: 56 minutes played. Game settling into a breezy pace but far from the punk rock brio of the first half.

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    James Tyler: Good link-up play by Sterling and Suarez again down the right. The Uruguayan scampers past Jagielka and into the box but has his cross blocked by a sprawling Everton defender. Suarez screams for handball. Andre Marriner tells him no.

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    James Tyler: He'll have a look at all the games, yes.

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    [Comment from NYCToon]
    will Ravi be discussing Newcastle as well?

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    James Tyler: Cross aimed at Fellaini's prodigious noggin but Skrtel lumps it downfield. Ball finds Sterling but Sterling can't find Suarez.

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    [Comment from Mexico70]
    I think the tinkering is working

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    James Tyler: Oh, and we'll have a bootroom for United-Chelsea as well today. Join Ravi Ubha for that at 11.30 a.m. ET as soon as this game ends!
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/feature/_/id/1202915/the-boot-room?cc=5901

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    James Tyler: Worse; he'd have deployed JAY SPEARING.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Last season, Dalglish would have played Charlie Adam at DM!

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    James Tyler: Baines' storming run is easily disrupted. Shelvey has a gallop up the other end and tries to play Sterling in behind the defense but it's intercepted.

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    James Tyler: Last season, Kenny Dalglish would have just stared into the middle distance.

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    James Tyler: Thank Brendan's formational tinkering for the slightly reduced tempo.

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    James Tyler: To be fair, they're all exhausted I bet. Being frenetic is hard.

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    the pace is no longer frenetic.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Let me provide the textual texture. MT @ESPNFC: #FCBootroom @JamesTylerESPN for Everton-Liverpool is LIVE. tinyurl.com/9vkcak7

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! Jelavic's low shot from just inside the box is palmed away by Jones sharply at the near post. Baines looks like he's clipped by Skrtel after he crosses it back into the box for Coleman but the young defender blasts wide.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Liverpool! Sterling clean-through on goal down the left channel, burns in behind the defense but mishits his shot after shaping to sidefoot it past the advancing Howard. D'oh.

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    PCarrESPN: Baines has attempted 82 crosses this season, 11 more than any other player.

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    James Tyler: I hope not. (Hyperventilates)

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    [Comment from Jay]
    Is Rodgers going to regret not subbing Sterling off?

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    James Tyler: Baines tries to get down the flank and is snuffed out by Shelvey/Wisdom.

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    James Tyler: Y

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    [Comment from Aaron]
    3 cb, 2 wb, Allen dm, 2 cm, 2 fw?

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    James Tyler: Shelvey finds Wisdom wide right. Decent low cross by the young RB but Suarez can't get a flick on it. Howard falls on it. Good run by Shelvey up the middle.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    I like this move. Rather than trying to beat Baines on the side, put an extra man in the middle to intercept crosses.

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    James Tyler: Mirallas was going HAM all first half, Wu. Pulled a muscle in the process.

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    [Comment from Wu]
    As a neutral, I wish Mirallas and/or Pienaar were playing.

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    James Tyler: Might be. Wisdom/Enrique given license as wing-backs but primarily they will sit deeper in support of their three totemic center backs.

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    [Comment from Johnny]
    3 in the back?

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    James Tyler: Second Half is underway, too. So there's that.

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR EVERTON: Magaye Gueye replaces Kevin "Fun" Mirallas.

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    James Tyler: SUBS FOR LFC: Sebastian Coates and Jonjo Shelvey on, Nuri Sahin and (I think) Suso off. Sterling still in the mix.

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    [Comment from Bob]
    Clone Fellaini and have 11 of them go rampant

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    James Tyler: Sir Ian reports that they're "changing the shape."

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    James Tyler: Coates coming on. And possibly Jonjo Shelvey.

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    James Tyler: SUBS FOR LIVERPOOL

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    James Tyler: EVERTON FANS: How are you feeling? Quite the response from 2-0 down, eh? Anything that should be tweaked/changed?

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    James Tyler: So true. I should keep quiet.

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    [Comment from MLK]
    Well, until Sandy makes you miss midweek Champions league fixtures you really have nothing to complain about.

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    [Comment from JohnBrewinESPN via Twitter]
    Just been to my first-ever tailgate party. I saw no gates and not much tail. It reminded of the V Festival with even worse music.

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    James Tyler: Suso's clearly uncomfortable with tracking back, but that's not his job in general.

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    James Tyler: Sterling and Suso are different enough that comparison should be avoided. The former is a winger, the latter a more measured attacking midfielder (who is playing wide to fit the formation).

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Not convinced that Sterling is better than Suso: tonight or any night.

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    James Tyler: Hurricane Sandy has me less worried than this second half.

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    [Comment from Raza_88]
    Game of the season so far! Everton need to get Mirallas up and running again, and Liverpool probably need to put Henderson on to try and help Wisdom. Not sure about Soso vs Sterling; Sterling is the better player after all.

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    James Tyler: Well, that's... like... your opinion, man.

  •  

    [Comment from BIL]
    Why are you all focused on what Liverpool is going to do? Everton will win regardless @EVERTONUCL2013

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    PCarrESPN: Leighton Baines leads all players with 40 touches...all on the left side.

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    James Tyler: He's a young Milner clone. Can play any midfield position. Will stick to his task and will actually help on defense, which is what Liverpool need. Everton isn't doing anything revolutionary; just exploiting the Reds' obvious flaw at present.

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    [Comment from Aaron]
    Henderson is not really a wide player. I like him as one of the center three- energy, movement, pace.

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    James Tyler: Done!

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    Quickly sign Phillip Lahm and play him at RB.

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    James Tyler: That seems most reasonable. Though if I'm Rodgers, I use a more conservative midfielder like Henderson. Save Assaidi for the final 20 mins assuming game still tied.

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    [Comment from Shyam]
    Assaidi for Sterling, and have him swap wings with Suso.

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    James Tyler: Carragher at CDM would be like devastating.

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    James Tyler: Disagree more than I've ever disagreed with anything ever.

  •  

    [Comment from David]
    Another option would be to bring in Carragher for Sahin and push Gerrard further up the pitch. Put Carragher in as holding midfielder. I think his old legs could handle 45 minutes.

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    James Tyler: I think it's the opposite. Not nerves, just inexperience.

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    PCarrESPN: 42% of Everton's touches have been down the left third. 30% on right third, 27% up middle.

  •  

    [Comment from Bryce]
    This is an example of where a policy of youth hurts you. Youngsters all look nervous.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Henderson for Sterling. Suso back to the left side????? #QuestionMark

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    James Tyler: Sterling must be the first sub. Put Suso back on the left -- he's left-footed after all -- but can't afford to lose a man to a second yellow.

  •  

    [Comment from Chris]
    Assaidi on to replace Sterling, Downing on for Suso, and Shelvey on for Sahin.

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    James Tyler: Crazy talk! But also a possibility. I like what Suso brings moving forward but he needs help on the defensive end. Wisdom can't handle Mirallas/Baines all at once. He can't even handle just Mirallas, who has the bit between his teeth. And the rest of it.

  •  

    [Comment from David]
    Strange to hear myself saying this, but bring in Downing for Suso.

  •  

    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Games like this could use a Dirk Kuyt. #MissYouDirk

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    James Tyler: That said, would be an upgrade to Suso's flippant approach to tracking back.

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    James Tyler: Have to think Jordan Henderson will come in soon to simply sprint around like a puppy at Christmas.

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    James Tyler: SO, what does Liverpool need to do? Besides FIX THE RIGHT FLANK?

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    James Tyler: No, I don't have to think that. Nor do I believe it.

  •  

    [Comment from Bryce]
    You've got to think if Johnson, Lucas and Reina had started it'd be 2-0...okay maybe not Reina.

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    James Tyler: Me too, David.

  •  

    [Comment from David]
    I miss Lucas.

  •  

    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Alright. Time to watch some snooker during halftime. Have to calm down a bit.

  •  

    James Tyler: Just a fun time, really. Everyone enjoying this?

  •  

    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    A banner day for defending thus far.

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME. Everton 2, Liverpool 2.

  •  

    James Tyler: Suarez vs. the World again inside the Everton half but the world wins. Can't reach his own overhit flick-on.

  •  

    James Tyler: Long ball intended for Naismith is scrambled clear.

  •  

    [Comment from MLK]
    This is ironic, manager talks about diving, his own player gets booked for it. SMH

  •  

    James Tyler: Chance for Gerrard! He has a rip from 25 yards on the volley. It's over the bar. Crowd jeers.

  •  

    James Tyler: Suarez tries to scheme his way past Baines and into the box but can't get past.

  •  

    James Tyler: So do I. Two of the most impressive tattoo sleeves you'll ever see on a Danish defender.

  •  

    [Comment from Moonshiner]
    I love Agger

  •  

    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Phil Neville carded... for diving! Good challenge by Agger at the top of the box. He can't believe it.

  •  

    James Tyler: Because this game is awesome?

  •  

    [Comment from Milos]
    3 minutes....for what?

  •  

    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Someone call CPS. Wisdom's abuse must be stopped. #DerbyDaysAreHereAgain

  •  

    [Comment from Danielle]
    This game is making up for the snoozer of games yesterday.

  •  

    [Comment from Mexico70]
    Marriner has been smart and evenhanded

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    James Tyler: Three minutes added time.

  •  

    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Mirallas is having so much fun, he pulled a muscle.

  •  

    James Tyler: Shot over the bar! Everton enjoying all the room down the left flank.

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    James Tyler: Someone put mescaline in the Lucozade, M. A simply frenetic, fantastic game.

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    [Comment from M]
    Whoa just waking up and checking gamecast. Wth is happening here?!?

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    James Tyler: Corner headed on goal but Skrtel defends it again. Baines with another chance...

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    James Tyler: Chance for Mirallas, gliding past Wisdom and shooting from a narrow angle. It's blocked by Skrtel and now Mirallas has tweaked a hamstring, perhaps.

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    James Tyler: A fun, open, zesty contest so far. Dominated by gutsy attacking and brainless defending. NOTHING about Marriner. As it should be. Still a whole half to play, mind you.

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    James Tyler: Fellaini nibbles at Sahin's ankles but the loanee rebuffs the tackle.

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    James Tyler: It does seem that way.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    I'm thinking that more red cards than goals at this point is unlikely

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    PCarrESPN: The last Merseyside derby with four first-half goals was in 1935!

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    James Tyler: BREATHE.

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    James Tyler: Baines' cross is intended for Distin but flag's up for offside.

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    James Tyler: A kid in the stands shows Suarez a red card. Precious.

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    James Tyler: Dangerous free-kick for Everton, this. Baines readies to bash it into the mixer.

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    James Tyler: Suarez chops down Mirallas deep in Liverpool territory. Crowd hisses.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    Jonjo and Carragher will come in to help Everton in the second half

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    James Tyler: Gerrard and Baines tussle down the left flank. I'm breathless. Five minutes to half time.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Sterling and Wisdom look like kids out there. Still trying to figure out how/why.

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    James Tyler: You still shouldn't say it. The man could be outpaced by a koala bear after a eucalyptus binge.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Never thought I'd say this in 2012, but maybe Jamie Carragher should have started.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    "In the battle of youth vs. experience, could someone help Andre Wisdom out?"

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    James Tyler: Baines biffs it to the near post and Gerrard clears. Leon Osman shanks a shot over the bar from distance.

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    James Tyler: Corner for Everton.

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    James Tyler: Good wide play again from Everton... Mirallas worms to the edge of the box and whizzes in a menacing cross that Brad Jones palms away at the last.

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    James Tyler: Brad Jones makes a good decision! Comes out to intercept Jelavic's cross. Should have done that a minute ago when Naismith scored, you big silly.

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    [Comment from Orr]
    Well that settles it. Patriots vs. Rams will be the most boring football match in England today.

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    James Tyler: Suarez tries to dance into the box, can't manage it.

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    James Tyler: Four goals in 36 minutes.

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    James Tyler: What. A. Derby.

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    PCarrESPN: Last Merseyside derby at Goodison Park with two goals each was in 2001.

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    James Tyler: He's lost his confidence. Been benched a fair bit, lost form, lost his way.

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    [Comment from Aaron]
    Enrique looked a fantastic signing last year. What has happened to him?

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    James Tyler: Figuring out a January transfer?

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    [Comment from Guest]
    What the heck was Enrique doing there

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    That's just awful defending. #Analysis

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    PCarrESPN: First Everton goal for Steven Naismith

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    James Tyler: Sleepy defending... Fellaini's low cross is bundled in by Naismith as Jones, Enrique and Agger simply watch

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    James Tyler: Naismith!

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR EVERTON!

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    James Tyler: Suso and Sahin combine inside the Everton area. Better spell this for Liverpool but no shot comes of it. Everton breaks up the other end but Wisdom does well to steer the ball out for a throw-in.

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    James Tyler: Who could replace Sterling? Henderson, Assaidi and Downing all options on the bench.

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    James Tyler: It's a derby. No further explanation needed.

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    [Comment from Chris FOP]
    JT, is this the most attacking side you've seen from the off for Everton under Moyes? Jelavic with Naistmith, Mirrallas and Fellaini playing as a second striker, almost out of character for the Evertonians to try and out play rather than out hustle

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    James Tyler: As would I, but he's clearly skirting Marriner's patience. It'd be a fine "learning experience" but not a lesson Liverpool needs today.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    I would feel really bad for Sterling if he got sent off.

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    James Tyler: No. I'd rather take shots of Drano. Which I might still do at full-time if Liverpool botches this.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    James, if you could play in the Merseyside derby, but only for EFC, would you?

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    James Tyler: Jelavic through on goal following a clever chip but he's offside.

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    PCarrESPN: Everton has scored 2 goals twice in the previous 14 derbies.

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    James Tyler: Sensing this, Rodgers has put Sterling in his crib. By that, I mean he's swapped him to the other flank, away from Baines.

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    James Tyler: Gerrard and Marriner have a chat. Sterling must relax. He'll be off after another foul, I reckon.

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    James Tyler: Sterling fouls Baines again, crowd demands yellow No. 2. Raheem Sterling needs to calm himself. Tim Howard steams off his line to yell at Marriner and Gerrard. I can't even.

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    James Tyler: There's a weird gamesmanship about the derby.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    So refeshing to see players jump up after a foul instead of flopping around like a fish out of water, the way Barca players do

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    James Tyler: Mirallas steams into Joe Allen for no apparent reason. Upset with something. The pair shake hands and the Belgian wide man avoids a booking.

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    James Tyler: Andrew, NOT NOW. There is a derby afoot.

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    [Comment from Andrew C]
    That awkward feeling when you forgot to bench Pienaar on your fantasy team...

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    James Tyler: Free kick taken short, finally thumped into the box but cleared.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Nothing is better than Sir Ian judging the quality of the questions each side is asking.

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Raheem Sterling takes out Baines on the touchline.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    I need a paper bag, some Gatorade and some words of encouragement from Burgess Meredith to live through this derby.

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    James Tyler: I think it was harsh. Distin simply stood there while Jones made the choice to try and leap over him.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Jones technically had it in his control. Barging into him afterwards is technically a foul.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! LFC defense scythed again. Wisdom dispossessed by Jelavic, the Croat has a good run, cuts it infield for Fellaini but the Belgian can't control and shoot. Goal kick, Liverpool.

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    James Tyler: Skrtel and Baines with a zesty collision on the far touchline.

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    James Tyler: So many wonderful individual battles on display. Fellaini vs. Enrique, Suarez v. the fans, Leon Osman vs. the World.

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    PCarrESPN: Liverpool has scored at least two goals in five straight Merseyside derbies.

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    [Comment from improbableTRIUMPH]
    Besides the goals and the distasteful celebration, Fellaini v Enrique has been my favorite part of the first 25 minutes.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Suarez! In space following the throw-in, shoots powerfully but just wide.

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    James Tyler: Everton corner. Taken short, cross drifts in but Brad Jones catches it -- no he doesn't! Spills it! Foul called against Distin on the keeper. Harsh call? Maybe? I can't type this game with justice. Crazy scenes. Wonderful game so far. Just what a derby should be.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    @thefarmerjones I cannot even. Just can't. Agree completely.

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    James Tyler: Mirallas fouled in the corner? Not so, says Marriner. Crowd is UP FOR IT.

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    PCarrESPN: Everton has scored eight own goals in the last three PL seasons, tied with West Brom for most by any club.

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    James Tyler: Statsie: please describe this pandemonium through the calming medium of data.

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    James Tyler: Can the Reds withstand the pressure? Everton galvanized by their goal. Crowd back in it. Electric atmosphere.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Leon Osman's goal: a mug of coffee laced with uppers.

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    PCarrESPN: Osman's last 11 goals in all comps have been scored at home.

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    James Tyler: We're not even midway through the first half. Three goals. Three wild goals. All beautiful and endearing in their own way. JUST one yellow card.

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    James Tyler: So lucky, Pierce. Though I'll take it.

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    PCarrESPN: 1st goal in 18 Merseyside derbies for Osman.

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    [Comment from Pierce]
    This is a BRILLIANT game so far! Glad I'm neutral on this one!

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    James Tyler: Things! Happening!

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    [Comment from Chris FOP]
    It's all happening!!

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    AAAHHH IT'S TOO EARLY FOR THIS

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    James Tyler: Corner not cleared and Leon Osman thumps it through the crowd. Brad Jones punches it to the Everton midfielder who forcefully atones.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR EVERTON!

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    PCarrESPN: Six PL goals for Suarez this season; that's the second from inside the box.

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! Fellaini's shot deflected narrowly wide from the top of the box. Bit of Toffee Route One, Jelavic knocks it down for the Belgian. Almost a goal back.

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    FILTHY ball from Gerrard

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    James Tyler: Glancing header, perfectly timed/directed. Howard left flailing.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Luis, I can't even. This game is a game.

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    PCarrESPN: NOW Suarez has three goals in four games vs Everton.

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    James Tyler: From the Osman free-kick, Gerrard finds Suarez unmarked in the box and he guides it past a helpless Tim Howard!

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!

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    James Tyler: Bit unearned, mind you. Looks like he slipped and then fell into young Raheem. Oh well. #AndreMarriner

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    James Tyler: YELLOW CARD: Leon Osman fells Raheem Sterling. In the book you go, lad.

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    James Tyler: Andre Marriner's clearly saving his cards for later.

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    [Comment from Chris FOP]
    Should Suarez have been booked for that blatent taunting of Moyes? Not even his goal after all that

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    James Tyler: There's one take. Yes, he bends the rules, but you do want that on your team, right? Winning is what this game's all about, after all. Except if you're Arsene "Fourth Place is a trophy" Wenger.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    What's not to like about Suarez.. he does what he has to to win...from handball at WC to diving to advantage for Reds....he's only hated by the opposition

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    James Tyler: Foul in the LFC half by Fellaini. Goodison Park about to boil over, perhaps.

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    James Tyler: Ian, that is glorious. Fave NFL player = Tom Brady?

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    I love Suarez. But then again, Kobe Bryanyt is my favorite basketball player. So there you go.

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    James Tyler: Roger's on sabbatical. Or hiding from me. Either/or.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Where is Roger? I need him to help me assess the brilliance that Timmy Howard is wearing.

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    James Tyler: Cat is now firmly among pigeons.

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    James Tyler: Thanks to Baines' inner thigh for the Suarez goal.

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    James Tyler: Not true. I bet his mum likes him.

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    [Comment from Morty]
    suarez is impossible to like.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Luis Suarez taking a page from the Emmanuel Adebayor Book of Incendiary Derby Goal Celebrations, there.

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    James Tyler: That'll be an own goal, I reckon.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    Nice dive celebration

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    James Tyler: WELL, THEN.

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    James Tyler: Suarez has a deflected shot that beats Howard! Great build-up to that. Enrique played in by Suso down the left, low cross intended for Sterling but the youngster falls over in the box, Suarez snaffles the rebound and blasts it back into the mix. Takes a huge ping off Leighton Baines. Suarez celebrates with gusto in front of the Everton bench.

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    PCarrESPN: 3 goals in 4 Merseyside derbies for Suarez....if he keeps it.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!

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    James Tyler: Good work by Fellaini to control a long ball and hold off Enrique. Everton knocking it about busily in midfield.

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    James Tyler: 13 minutes gone, more good bustle by Naismith down the right flank. Both sides playing at speed. Surely can't keep it up.

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    James Tyler: Absolutely not.

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    [Comment from Milos]
    Is Pepe done with the Reds?

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    James Tyler: I've always interpreted him as third-choice for La Roja.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Follow up to that: has Pepe Reina lost his Spanish #2 position to Valdes now?

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    James Tyler: Wait -- he was onside, Sahin wasn't. That the midfielder left the ball didn't matter.

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    James Tyler: Suarez thinks he's through on goal but mistimed his run.

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    James Tyler: Had a difficult year with the passing of his child but the team rallied wonderfully around him. Nice to see him between the posts. I do love Pepe Reina but his sporadic gaffes have become too frequent for my liking.

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    James Tyler: I suppose. Decent keeper who's been a patient and dedicated back-up. Great guy, too.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    You happy to see Jones in today, JT?

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    James Tyler: I believe "frenetic" is the default Derby speed setting.

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    [Comment from Ian (LFC)]
    This is frenetic. I'd feel much better if Liverpool just scored 3 or 4 real quick....

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    James Tyler: Chance for Everton! Wonderful rampaging run by Kevin Mirallas down the left channel, beats Allen and Skrtel and whips in a menacing cross that Agger shanks over the bar. Corner for Everton is well tipped away by Brad Jones. He's been under duress early but is handling it.

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    James Tyler: He did? That's wonderful. As a cancer survivor, I applaud him. Had no idea.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Jose Enrique shaved his head for breast cancer awareness. What were you saying jt?

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    James Tyler: 8 minutes in, both teams simmering nicely.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Also, watching Joe Allen vs. Marouane Fellaini is fun. Looks like a schoolboy attempting to scale a sequoia.

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    James Tyler: Oh, don't forget your questions for Sir Ian Darke and Dr. McManaman. Tweet them using the #FCBootroom tag.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Did Jose Enrique have lice? The shaved head is inexplicably ill-suited.

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    James Tyler: Sharp play by Brad Jones to race off his line and collect a clever through-ball intended for Jelavic.

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    James Tyler: Joe Allen attempts to tackle Marouane Fellaini. Looked like a schoolboy trying to climb a tree.

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    James Tyler: Fellaini's cross is swept clear. Long ball downfield finds Suarez, he tries to rope-a-dope past Jagielka but can't. He works it wide to Suso, and the youngster's cross is smothered by Tim Howard.

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    James Tyler: #BIAS

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    James Tyler: Merseyside Derby.

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    [Comment from Abrodnax18]
    If El Clasico and the Merseyside Derby were on TV at the same time which would you watch?

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    James Tyler: Crowd is, as they say, "up for it."

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    James Tyler: Great atmosphere at Goodison for this one.

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    James Tyler: Deep cross poorly cleared by Neville as far as Sahin, but the Real Madrid loanee crosses over the bar. Crowd jeers.

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    James Tyler: Gerrard to boom one in...

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    James Tyler: Three minutes in. I'm still alive. Barely. LFC corner.

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    James Tyler: I do think first-half. But you can never be sure.

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    [Comment from Moonshine]
    When will the Suarez red card show up? I'm thinking around the 40th minute.

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    James Tyler: I'll say again: he's overtaken Danny Welbeck for best hair in the Prem.

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    [Comment from Morty]
    Sterling sporting some kind of variation on the Mohawk.

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    James Tyler: Early corner for Everton.

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    James Tyler: Everton in a 4-4-1-1, LFC in Brendan's 4-3-3.

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    James Tyler: We're off!

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    James Tyler: As ready as I'll ever be. (dons tin foil hat)

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Afternoon, JT. You ready?

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    James Tyler: Heh. Would be fantastic if he did. Though the winner of any "accents" competition is Steve McClaren. If you heard any of his interviews from his time in the Eredivisie, you'd hear a wonderful pidgin Dutch accshent.

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    [Comment from Ryan]
    When will Howard start having a british accent like Friedal

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    James Tyler: Almost ready for the fun at Goodison.

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    James Tyler: Good for him, I suppose.

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    James Tyler: Yikes, really? Nicky Pink Boots?

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    [Comment from Morty]
    Juventus win again with Bendtner playing the full 90 minutes.

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    [Comment from DB]
    No Johnson, no striker on the bench, Jones starting and Pepe in the squad despite not being 100%...CATCH THE FEVER

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    [Comment from hamido]
    My prediction: Liverpool play well and win 2-1 today. Strong performances from Gerrard and Suarez

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    James Tyler: Exciting stuff. This is gonna be great!

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    PCarrESPN: Tim Howard making his 192nd straight PL start, 2nd-longest in PL history (Friedel 310).

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    James Tyler: First power cut of the storm, folks!

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    James Tyler: In fact, don't think I've ever seen that.

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    James Tyler: Whoa, really? A rare sight in the wild, Jason. Though not as rare as a goalkeeper being sent off for two timewasting yellows.

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    [Comment from Jason]
    Red card to Suarez for two dives.

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    James Tyler: Indeed, Ryan. Sometimes, football is a very simple game. Put ball in net. Legally. We dress it up so much, but it's all rather binary at its core.

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    [Comment from Ryan]
    No matter who the manager is, if you cant score goals all the passing in the world wont fix that

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    [Comment from DB]
    "Johnson felt tightness, we didn't want to risk him."

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    James Tyler: re: Glen J

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    James Tyler: Major oversight of the summer. Failed to plan appropriately. It's the same when I play FIFA: I sell all the players I want to get rid of and then invariably run out of time to replace them all.

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    [Comment from Luke]
    I like Rodgers a lot and like what he's trying to do. I just wish we had more striking options

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    PCarrESPN: Everton has only three wins in their previous 25 PL meetings.

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    [Comment from Mexico70]
    I think a Liverpool surprise today 2-1

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    James Tyler: Well, when you can't score goals despite having more shots than the rest of the team combined, that pressure mounts. I also think he feels begrudged by refs. So much simulation means that legit calls are never given his way these days.

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    [Comment from deSelby]
    I really fear for Suarez. I think his antics may be getting worse and he can't control himself. He nearly lost his mind around the 70th minute against Anzhi.

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    James Tyler: Yeah, shame that. I only have six poll slots to fill. Figure it's implied in "Everton sneaks it"

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    [Comment from morF tnemmoC]
    liverpool dominates and loses isnt an option

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    James Tyler: Indeed. BIAS. Everywhere I go, I'm full of bias. Alas.

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    [Comment from Teeknuts]
    Maybe it's a 4 hour difference to you, Mr. East Coast bias.

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    James Tyler: Any LFC fans out there? How do you feel about Rodgers?

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    James Tyler: Really hope I'm wrong, mostly about the red card. Would be nice to see an open game and both sides ending it with 11 men apiece.

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    James Tyler: 3-1 Everton. Red card in the first 25 minutes as the two sides get settled. I spend the half-time interval making an Andre Marriner voodoo doll.

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    [Comment from Raza_88]
    I'll go for a close Everton win; and a fiery open encounter.

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    James Tyler: Rog is absent today, sadly. Though I'll mock him and say that yes, he couldn't bear to co-helm this contest.

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    [Comment from deSelby]
    Where's Rog? Can't take the pressure?

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    James Tyler: I see we're all trying to reverse jinx...

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    [Comment from Morty]
    Skrtel to get the red card today. Toffees win 2 - 1.

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    [Comment from mike]
    2-1 everton with agger getting sent off

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    James Tyler: Perhaps. Also a big day for Naismith in support of Jelavic. His industry and bustle will need to be prolific.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Seems key to match is neutralizing big guy in the middle with the wig, Everton goes as he goes

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    James Tyler: He does wilt a bit in fiery contests. I'm steeling myself for the same today.

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    [Comment from deSelby]
    Marriner is usually a solid ref but he struggled to control the QPR-Chelsea derby earlier this year.

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    James Tyler: As such, only a four-hour time difference between USA/UK until next weekend when the USA clocks switch.

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    James Tyler: Clocks changed everywhere but the USA, morF.

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    [Comment from morF tnemmoC]
    why is the match starting an hour later today? now i have to miss most of it!

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    PCarrESPN: Everton's had 8 guys sent off in the last 10 at Goodison Park.

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    James Tyler: I'm still sticking with 3-1 Everton. Partly due to my self-loathing, partly because I hope to jinx the Toffees.

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    PCarrESPN: Neville and Gerrard are the only two sent off twice in PL.

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    James Tyler: Predictions, anyone?

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    James Tyler: Haven't there been a ton in recent years, too? Something like 7 reds in the sides' last 8 meetings?

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    James Tyler: I'm certainly ready. Please make it Phil Neville.

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    PCarrESPN: Who's ready for red cards? 20 red cards in 40 PL meetings between Liverpool and Everton. That's four more than any other series.

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    James Tyler: This game needs no added drama, after all.

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    James Tyler: Either way, Andre Wisdom can handle it.

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    James Tyler: That too.

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    [Comment from mike]
    He came off at halftime of the Europa League match on Thursday, maybe it has something to do with that?

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    James Tyler: Though that could all change in the next three games: Everton, Newcastle, Chelsea. A murderer's row that will demonstrate just where Rodgers' project stands.

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    James Tyler: Continue to struggle? They're doing quite well lately!

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    [Comment from crl]
    lfc struggle to continue today

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    James Tyler: The 4-3-3 demands discipline -- if too many commit upfield, gaps appear and are easily exploited.

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    James Tyler: Might be Brendan Rodgers trying to make one of his "points" to the senior squad players. Wisdom was good vs. Anzhi, so this might be reward for that. He's more likely to sit back/stay home on defense. Discipline is so crucial in derbies.

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    James Tyler: Not sure anything's the matter, per se, but his defensive abilities do cause LFC some stress.

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    [Comment from Drew]
    What's the matter with Glen Johnson?

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    James Tyler: Neville Southall in goal for Everton. Big Duncan Ferguson up top. LFC to counter with Ian Rush and John Barnes. Dynamite

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    PCarrESPN: Hey, what the lineups for this game?

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    James Tyler: YES. SCROLL UP.

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    [Comment from DBOYSTUNTIN]
    ASSAIDI ON THE BENCH?

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    James Tyler: (weeps uncontrollably on keyboard)

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    [Comment from jon]
    james, don't mention that farce of a game

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    James Tyler: Still a bit bitter about that. Jonny Evans went in studs up too!

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    James Tyler: Shelvey is an outside bet if he gets off the subs' bench. You know, the United game. Ugh.

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    James Tyler: Both are prone to get a little, ahem, "over-excited" during these pressure-filled contests.

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    James Tyler: Or Gerrard.

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    James Tyler: Well, I'll have to say Fellaini.

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    [Comment from Mudkip]
    Most likely person to get the red card?

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    James Tyler: Key for LFC will be in attack. Suso and Sterling both preferred/trusted in the big game over more experienced heads. Will their youthful brio be a help or a hindrance in the crucible of Goodison Park?

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    James Tyler: I am gripped with fever. Or is it dread? Not entirely sure.

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    [Comment from Andres]
    Ready for another thrilling Merseyside Derby! YNWA

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    James Tyler: SUBS:
    EFC: Mucha, Heitinga, Hibbert, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Vellios.
    LFC: Reina, Carragher, Shelvey, Coates, Downing, Henderson, Assaidi.

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    James Tyler: LIVERPOOL: Jones -- Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique -- Allen, Sahin, Gerrard -- Suso, Suarez, Sterling.

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    James Tyler: Pepe Reina's on the bench for Liverpool. Not fully recovered yet.

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    James Tyler: EVERTON: Howard -- Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines -- Fellaini, Neville -- Mirallas, Naismith, Osman -- Jelavic.

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    James Tyler: Lineups...

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    James Tyler: Really think Everton's taking this one. Looking good this season though Moyes doesn't have the best derby track record. And last season, LFC won all three encounters despite being largely rubbish.

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    [Comment from jon]
    morning, clearly you're excited, who're you figuring to come away with 3 points today?

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    James Tyler: Will have all that info for you soon.

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    [Comment from Jay Jay Okocha]
    Is Fellaini starting?

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    James Tyler: I have both. I am super-prepared.

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    [Comment from Morty]
    water and D batteries already difficult to find so get out now before it's too late

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    James Tyler: STILL WAITING ON FINAL LINEUPS.

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    [Comment from DADETRAPPER]
    IS ASSAIDI STARTING?

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    James Tyler: Predictions are pure folly. Guessing is for the birds. Though I did predict a 3-1 Everton win because I am a self-loathing red Scouser.

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    James Tyler: Seriously. The derby has its own internal logic that doesn't conform to recent results, league form or outside forces.

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    James Tyler: While you bide the time before Frankenstorm devastates the East Coast, why not bunker down in the Boot Room with me? I've got my flashlight, tinned food and fresh water. Not for some bad weather, mind, but for the impending apocalypse at Goodison Park.

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    James Tyler: Morning, all!

 
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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Everton

  • 16(4)

  • 20

  • 17

  • 56%

    44%

  • Liverpool

  • 13(3)

  • 23

  • 19

Match Stats

  • Everton
  • Liverpool
16(4) Shots (on goal) 13(3)
17 Fouls 19
9 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 3
56% Time of Possession 44%
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2