Everton v Liverpool live

01 October 2011 01:46
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool kicks off the weekend's action. The return of Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager to Goodison Park is the highlight in the 216th meeting between the teams - 20 years after he walked out on the Reds following a  4-4 draw in the same fixture. Send me your thoughts on the action to dan.ripley@dailymail.co.uk or contact me on twitter @Ripinho.

 Everton 0-2 Liverpool (12.45pm) Everton: Howard, Hibbert (Vellios 79), Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman (Drenthe 59), Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman (Neville 69), Cahill, Saha.Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Stracqualursi, Barkley.

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Lucas (Henderson 88), Adam (Gerrard 67), Downing (Bellamy 67), Suarez, Carroll.Subs:Doni, Coates, Spearing, Flanagan.

Goals: Carroll 71, Suarez 82.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

14.43: That puts Liverpool into fourth before the 3pm games but there will be plenty of talk about Rodwell's sending off.

Everton hardly forced Reina into a save but the red card changed the game and it was an awful decision from Atkinson and in my opinion gamesmanship from Suarez.

It will be a talking point on Monday but for now that is all from me, thank you for following.

Full-time: Everton 0-2 Liverpool

90+1min: Well struck from Drenthe but sadly for Everton, it's all been from range this afternoon as Reina again takes comfortably.

90min: Three extra minutes to be played.

89min: Unacceptable from the crowd as they hurl abuse and pelt Bellamy with bottles as he attempts to take a corner.

Once he eventually gets the cross in, Gerrard fires just wide of the post - which curiously causes a steward to roll over on the floor.

88min: A final sub from Liverpool as Jordan Henderson is on for Lucas.

84min: Saha goes close with a response, but off-balance and on the edge of the box he fires just over the bar.

In the bag: Suarez nets Liverpool's second goal

82min: GOAL! Everton 0-2 LIVERPOOL

Poor defending, very poor. Distin's hopeless attempt to clear the ball inside his own box only succeeds in hitting Luis Suarez, with the striker left with a simple finish deep inside the box. Game over.

79min: Final throw of the dice from Moyes as he throws on Apostolos Vellios for Tony Hibbert.

76min: Everton look deflated now, Liverpool more likely to grab a second from this point on.

73min: Straight from the restart Everton go close to an equaliser, with Cahill firing straight at Reina.

Handy Andy: Carroll (front) celebrates putting Liverpool ahead

71min: GOAL! Everton 0-1 LIVERPOOL

I gave him a platform before the game, shot him down during it and now he answers me back in the perfect manner.

Jose Enrique's cross from the byline is well left by Kuyt at the near post, with Andy Carroll on hand to pounce home in the centre of the box.

69min: Everton respond with a change of their own. Neville on for Osman.

68min: Here comes the cavalry. Gerrard is on for Adam as Craig Bellamy replaces Downing.

67min: Liverpool thinking of making a change, Everton are coping easily and look a settled side.

64min: Signs of the 10 men and the heat taking their toll on Everton as Fellaini goes down with cramp.

62min: Awful defending from Liverpool. Saha is allowed time and space to control the ball 35 yards out before firing a drive just wide of Reina's post. The Spaniard proceeds to scream all manner of abuse at his defence - and rightly so.

Up for it: Distin (left) and Carroll contest a header

61min: Considering their advantage, Liverpool haven't taken this game by the horns like they should have. Everton still fancy winning this and Moyes' substitution proves that.

59min: A change for Everton as Coleman makes way for Royston Drenthe.

56min: As Seamus Coleman is penalised for a foul on the halfway line, Everton boss David Moyes reacts furiously on the touchline. The Scot seems just as annoyed with the officials as the home fans are.

53min: Action from Carroll! The striker heading a cross dangerously towards goal with Saha, of all people, clearing off the line.

52min: A rare Everton attack ends when Saha's snap shot from the edge of the box flies just wide.

51min: Speaking of Saha, at least he has looked lively and got himself involved despite Everton's numerical disadvantage.

Carroll is having a stinker, I don't think he could trap a bag of cement on this performance.

50min: Ironic cheers from the home support as Lucas is the first Liverpool player booked after he slides through Saha before getting the ball.

47min: I expect one-way traffic this half and Liverpool have certainly begun that way. Kelly's low effort lacking power from outside the box as Howard collects.

Second-half: No changes as Liverpool restart proceedings.

Heads up: Ssha (front) and Carragher chase a loose ball

13.46: A few of you are stunned at the sending off. It's becoming a cliche but we really need to hear from referees after the game. Their silence still just smacks of arrogance, intended or not.

13.42: Often you get 0-0s that are just plain boring - this is not one of those.

That 45 minutes gave Hollyoaks a run for its money in terms of a soap opera. Everton fans booing VERY heavily at the break. They are furious at Martin Atkinson.

13.40: From InfostradaLive:

Dirk Kuyt missed the first penalty in an #EPL Merseyside derby in over 10 years since Robbie Fowler in April 2001.

Hero: Tim Howard reacts after saving Kuyt's penalty

Half-time: Everton 0-0 Liverpool

45+2min: Off the bar! Adam hits a cracker from the edge of the box that beats Howard before smashing the woodwork.

45min: Three minutes added on to an enthralling half.

Denied: Kuyt's penalty was saved by Howard

44min: What drama here! Jagielka clips the back of Suarez's legs on the corner of the penalty area and Martin Atkinson has little option but to point towards the spot.

Dirk Kuyt places it well enough into the bottom corner but it lacks power as Howard pounces low to his left to push it behind for a corner.

43min: PENALTY (Liverpool)

40min: Where is the consistency from Martin Atkinson? Adam is late as clatters Leon Osman from behind but gets away with only conceding a free-kick.

38min: Food and drink to the Everton defence as Adam's shot cannons off the wall.

37min: Fellaini is late with a sliding tackle on Lucas 25 yards out and Liverpool have a free-kick in a dangerous position - centre to goal.

36min: From InfostradaLive:

everton have lost their last 8 #EPL matches v #LFC when they had a man sent off. Last avoided defeat in 1997 when both ended with 10 men

34min: Everton are still trying to readjust as Martin Kelly plays Suarez behind the defence on the right.

The striker though under pressure and at an acute angle hits the side netting with his strike. 'Cheat! Cheat! Cheat!' cry the home support.

31min: I almost forgot we have a game of football on show. Goalmouth action is lacking with both defences on top, Liverpool pressing with that extra man though.

28min: This is getting nasty. Cahill now goes into the book after raising a high foot on Charlie Adam - that was worse than Rodwell's challenge.

The home fans are booing heavily with even bottles being chucked on the pitch. You have to love a derby!

Seeing red: Rodwell looks on stunned after receiving a red card for his foul on Suarez

26min: Rodwell was furious as he went off the pitch. David Moyes and Phil Neville both gave consoling back-slaps but it didn't calm the midfielder who kicked everything in sight as he stormed down the tunnel.

24min: Absolute shocking decision. I haven't seen a referee make a worse call since than that since the Montreal Screwjob.

Rodwell beats Suarez to a loose ball with a one-footed-sliding tackle, but the Uruguayan goes down clutching his ankle in apparent intense pain.

Martin Atkinson, who was standing pretty much on top of the incident, flashes a straight red card. Disgraceful.

23min: RED CARD (Jack Rodwell, Everton)

Must do better: Suarez reacts after his header is saved by Howard

21min: The difference between the sides is Liverpool are inviting pressure by giving away silly free-kicks. Everton not really causing a threat from them though.

18min: Everton have had five corners to Liverpool's none so far, but the Reds have hardly been troubled from them. Reina proving a commanding presence in the box.

15min: A fairly even and attacking game as Saha lets fly from 25-yards-out, with his low effort skimming just wide across goal.

12min: Silky skills from Sylvain Distin as he wipes out two Liverpool defenders with a nifty Cruyff turn before curling a shot from inside the box just over the bar.

10min: A tale of two headers. Suarez peels off his marker from a cross but heads straight at Tim Howard.

Seconds later, Cahill's own header forces Pepe Reina to tip over the crossbar. Frantic stuff but Suarez must do better.

On the back foot: Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) fends off Everton's Phil Jagielka

7min: Half-chance. Stewart Downing delivers a low snap cross from the left but it's just too far in front of Suarez as Everton clear.

5min: One to watch - Cahill and Carragher again battle in the air for a long ball with the Toffees midfielder adjudged to have fouled the defender.

3min: Corner for Everton after Marouane Fellaini has a shot deflected wide. Already the home fans have appealed for a penalty as moments earlier Carragher and Cahill tussled in the box. Rightly nothing is given.

Kick-off: Saha and Cahill get us going kicking towards the Gwladys end.

Penny for your thoughts: Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish looks on before the start at Goodison Park

12.45: Big day for strikers - especially Carroll and Saha. Both have a point to prove for different reasons, now is the time to deliver.

12.43: Out come the players to glorious sunshine (and the Z Cars theme) as we get ready for kick-off.

I'm sitting on the fence and going for 2-2 - no red cards.

Fab to be here: Fabio Capello was in the crowd at Goodison Park

12.40: It may be the friendly derby in the stands but the same cannot be said on the pitch.

In the 38 Premier League games between these two there have been 19 red cards - more than any other Premier League fixture.

12.36: With this being derby weekend, we asked the Sportsmail team their favourite derby memories. Turns out there has been plenty.

12.33: Not long till kick-off and as mentioned at the very top it's Dalglish's first trip back to Everton as a Liverpool manager in 20 years.

Dominic King is Sportsmail's man on Merseyside and he reflects on the City of Liverpool's JFK moment with his weekly column. A Cracking read.

12.29: It's amazing what you can do with stats. Some better news for you Evertonians from InfostradaLive:

If #everton avoid defeat it will be their longest run without a PL defeat to #LFC in 13 years.

12.25: Everton striker Louis Saha makes his first start of the season and midfielder Tim Cahill is passed fit for the 216th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

The Frenchman's appearance in the line-up, two weeks after voicing his frustration on Twitter after failing to make the squad against Wigan, means captain Phil Neville is relegated to the bench in the only change from the defeat at Manchester City.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is dropped for the first time after starting all six Barclays Premier League matches this season as manager Kenny Dalglish opts for the experience of Dirk Kuyt, scorer of six derby goals.

12.22: Full line-ups from Goodison Park:

Everton v LiverpoolEverton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Cahill, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Neville, Barkley, Vellios.

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Henderson, Coates, Spearing, Flanagan, Bellamy.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Feeling blue: Despite a poor recent record, Everton won this fixture 2-0 last season

12.19: Wow, I didn't realise Everton had quite a poor derby record in recent times. Check this stat out from our friends at OptaJoe:

1 - Everton have won just one of the last nine Merseyside derbies in the Premier League (W1 D3 L5). Nerves.

12.16: With just under half-an-hour till kick-off, how would you like to play at Goodison Park?

Sadly we can't arrange for that to happen today. But if you can find six mates to form a seven-a-side team you can win the chance to play on the lush Everton turf by entering this competition.

12.13: Manchester United or not, you can't take Everton out of Rooney. I'm willing to wager he will rejoin the Toffees later in his career.

12.11: Wayne Rooney on twitter:

Come on the toffees beat them today

12.08: Of course this is the first big derby of the weekend that also sees Fulham take on QPR for the battle of west London and Spurs host Arsenal in the north London derby tomorrow.

Two players who know all about local rivalries (especially this one) are Jamie Redknapp and Martin Keown and you can read their thoughts on the derby issues here.

12.04: Liverpool starting XI

Reina, Enrique, Suarez, Carroll, Kuyt, Downing, Lucas, Carragher, Adam, Kelly, Skrtel.

12.01: Everton starting XI:

Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Saha, Distin, Cahill, Osman, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell.

11.58: Andy Carroll and Luiz Suarez start for Liverpool, doesn't look like there is a place for Steven Gerrard in the first XI.

11.55: As far as the start of sporting weekends go today is going to take some beating. After watching the egg chasing this morning between England and Scotland we now have pleasure of seeing another rivalry in the form of the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool. It's usually a tasty affair and I can hardly wait for it to get going. Team news coming up.

Up for it: Luis Suarez will lead Liverpool's attack at Goodison Park

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