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Victor Anichebe and Dani Pacheco on the mark as Everton Reserves and Liverpool Reserves draw

24 November 2010 03:00
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VICTOR ANICHEBE continued his comeback from injury with an equaliser as Everton Reserves shared the mini-derby spoils with Liverpool at the Stobart Stadium last night.

Barclays Premier Reserve League leaders Liverpool had taken the lead with a superb solo effort from Spaniard Dani Pacheco.

But the Blues secured a point thanks to Anichebe's quick reply.

In a typically-competitive contest there were not that many clear-cut chances for either side to secure all three points.

But the draw means that Liverpool maintained their three-point advantage over their neighbours at the top of the table.

Both sides fielded young but strong line-ups.

Liverpool had Danny Wilson, fresh from his goalscoring international debut with Scotland, in the line-up along with Pacheco and Nathan Eccleston, who have all played in Roy Hodgson's line-up.

While the Blues could call pn Anichebe, Shane Duffy and Jose Baxter among those with first-team experience.

Baxter and Kieren Agard both tested Martin Hansen in the Reds goal before Liverpool took the lead on 21 minutes. Spanish striker Pacheco capped a fine display by dancing into the Everton area onto Gerardo Bruna's quick free-kick before delicately lofting over Blues keeper Iain Turner to score from a tight angle.

Source: Liverpool_Echo