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Top Five Premier League Merseyside Derbies
Published : 27 Nov 2009 12:44:35Rss feed
In the build-up to Sunday's huge Merseyside derby, football.co.uk takes a look at the most memorable clashes between Everton and Liverpool from the Premier League era.
Everton 0-0 Liverpool 1999/00
Everton entered the game looking for their first double over Liverpool since 1984/85 after recording a 1-0 at Anfield earlier in the season.
After a reasonably uneventful 90 minutes, the Blues looked to have won all three points when Liverpool keeper Sander Westerveld's free-kick hit the retreating Don Hutchison and rolled back into his goal this just seconds remaining.
Unfortunately for the Toffees, referee Graham Poll blew for full-time before the ball crossed the line and the goal was disallowed.
Everton 2-3 Liverpool 2000/01
With five goals and endless drama, this Goodison derby will go down as one of the greatest of all time, especially if you happen to be from the red half of Merseyside.
Goals from Emile Heskey and Marcus Babbel had the visitors in control before Duncan Ferguson and David Unsworth replied for Everton.
Reds defender Igor Biscan was then sent off as the home side piled on the pressure.
The game looked set for a draw until Gary McAllister's long-range free-kick caught out keeper Paul Gerrard to give Gerard Houllier's men all three points.
Everton 3-0 Liverpool 2006/07
A day which will live long in the memory for Evertonians, as the Blues recorded their biggest win over Liverpool for 42 years.
Tim Cahill and new arrival Andy Johnson put Everton 2-0 up in the first-half before the new boy bagged his second of the game late on to give his side a well-deserved 3-0 win.
The result saw the Toffees leap to the top of the three-week-old Premier League table which only helped add to the jubilant celebrations around Goodison Park.
Everton 1-2 Liverpool 2007/08
More controversy in this derby as Everton were robbed of at least a point by referee Mark Clattenburg.
The Blues found themselves 1-0 up at half-time after an embarrassing own-goal from Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia.
But influential captain Steven Gerrard was set-free early in the second period and Tony Hibbert saw red after tangling legs with the Reds skipper in the area.
Replays showed that not only was it a harsh call, but that referee Clattenburg only brandished a red after consultation with Gerrard.
Dirk Kuyt converted the resulting spot-kick before scoring another late-on after Phil Neville was sent off for stopping Lucas' goal-bound strike from crossing the line with his hand.
David Moyes thought his side would have the chance to rescue a point with just seconds remaining as Jamie Carragher hauled down Joleon Lescott in the Liverpool area but Clattenburg waved away the home side's calls for a penalty of their own.
Everton 2-0 Liverpool 1994/95
The Toffees were stuck at the bottom of the league after just one win from 13 games when Liverpool visited Goodison for Joe Royle's first game as Everton manager.
A second half header from talismanic Duncan Ferguson gave Royle's side the lead before Paul Rideout sealed the game with a neat finish late on.
Everton would go on to not only survive relegation but also win the FA Cup, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley thanks to a Rideout header.
- Joe Strange