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Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard. Corner taken by Jamie Carragher from the right by-line, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in. Raul Meireles has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Ryan Babel takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Shot from just outside the box by Jermaine Beckford goes over the crossbar.
Fernando Torres produces a cross, clearance made by Seamus Coleman.
A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. Tim Cahill takes the direct free kick.
Fernando Torres has an effort at goal. Save made by Tim Howard. Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Fernando Torres receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Shot from outside the box by Steven Gerrard misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines, save made by Jose Reina.
Milan Jovanovic is brought on as a substitute for Rodriguez Maxi.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov challenges Rodriguez Maxi unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, Header from close in by David Ngog misses to the left of the goal.
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, clearance made by Tim Howard. Corner taken short by Paul Konchesky. Fernando Torres crosses the ball, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.
Raul Meireles has an effort at goal. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
Centre by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Centre by Raul Meireles, clearance by Tony Hibbert.
Ryan Babel comes on in place of Joe Cole.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Effort on goal by Phil Jagielka from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel. Jermaine Beckford shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Centre by Raul Meireles, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Mikel Arteta leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Beckford.
David Ngog joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leiva Lucas. Tony Hibbert on for Johnny Heitinga.
Raul Meireles produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Tim Howard.
Leiva Lucas delivers the ball, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, Joe Cole makes a clearance.
Joe Cole produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Effort on goal by Fernando Torres from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is crossed by Joe Cole, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Jamie Carragher sends in a cross, clearance by Phil Jagielka. Effort from 20 yards by Joe Cole. Phil Neville gets a block in.
Drilled right-footed shot by Raul Meireles. Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
A cross is delivered by Steven Gerrard, save made by Tim Howard.
Raul Meireles delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard, clearance made by Tim Cahill.
Fernando Torres crosses the ball, clearance made by Leighton Baines.
Steven Gerrard takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Phil Neville.
Leiva Lucas fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Sotirios Kyrgiakos restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Paul Konchesky, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance. The ball is sent over by Jamie Carragher, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance. The ball is crossed by Jamie Carragher, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov makes a clearance.
Centre by Phil Neville.
Foul by Jamie Carragher on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines, Sotirios Kyrgiakos makes a clearance. Mikel Arteta finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 2-0 Liverpool.
Leighton Baines fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard.
A cross is delivered by Joe Cole, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Paul Konchesky produces a cross, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
Rodriguez Maxi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Tim Howard.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on for Leon Osman.
Leon Osman has a drilled shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Joe Cole crosses the ball, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
The ball is delivered by Joe Cole, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Baines on Fernando Torres. Raul Meireles restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Steven Gerrard. Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta to the near post, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.
Tim Cahill fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-0 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Seamus Coleman.
Leiva Lucas delivers the ball.
The ball is swung over by Leiva Lucas.
Raul Meireles takes a shot. Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by Raul Meireles results in a free kick. Raul Meireles is given a yellow card. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick. Blocked by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
Tim Cahill receives a yellow card.
Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
The ball is crossed by Joe Cole, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Leighton Baines concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodriguez Maxi. Direct free kick taken by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Phil Neville sends in a cross, clearance by Leiva Lucas.
Shot from just outside the box by Leiva Lucas goes over the bar.
Shot from just outside the box by Leiva Lucas goes over the crossbar.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard. Corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post.
The ball is crossed by Raul Meireles, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Ayegbeni Yakubu challenges Raul Meireles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Phil Neville produces a cross, clearance made by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
Rodriguez Maxi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Rodriguez Maxi receives a caution. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Gerrard challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Carragher by Tim Cahill. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Blocked by Leiva Lucas. Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Steven Gerrard.
Joe Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.
Martin Skrtel challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick. Shot from deep inside the area by Phil Jagielka clears the bar.
Martin Skrtel challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Shot on goal by Phil Jagielka from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Johnny Heitinga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Cole. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Foul by Johnny Heitinga on Joe Cole, free kick awarded. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Leiva Lucas. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
Mikel Arteta delivers the ball, save by Jose Reina.
Jamie Carragher challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Raul Meireles manages to make a clearance. Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Sotirios Kyrgiakos. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
The match begins.
The half-time whistle blows.
The game restarts for the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Fellaini ruled out
Everton are without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for Sunday's Merseyside derby with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
The Belgium international suffered a hamstring injury playing for Belgium in midweek and faces up to six weeks on the sidelines.
Defender Phil Jagielka is also unlikely to feature in the crunch Barclays Premier League clash after straining a hamstring in training with England.
Playmaker Steven Pienaar is still out with a groin injury and striker Louis Saha (calf) is rated as unlikely to return by manager David Moyes.
Jack Rodwell (ankle) is a long-term absentee while youngster Ross Barkley, on the bench for the last four games, suffered a broken leg this week.
A few days ago Moyes was enjoying a drink in Belgium with Roy Hodgson, but their friendship will most definitely be put on hold this weekend.
Moyes and his Liverpool counterpart Hodgson bumped into each other as they watched the same Euro 2012 qualifier in Brussels this week and took the opportunity to catch up.
But there will be no room for cordiality at Goodison Park as their two teams clash in the 214th Merseyside derby.
Tensions have rarely been higher ahead of a meeting of the two great rivals with both teams struggling at the lower end of the Premier League.
Liverpool are in the bottom three while Everton, above them only on goal difference, needed seven games to register a win.
Hodgson, who took over at Anfield in the summer, has previously said his friendship with Moyes will be tested on derby days and his opposite number agrees.
"I wouldn't want to be his friend either," Moyes said. "He was my friend this week, we met going over to Belgium.
"We travelled together on the plane and travelled back together. We watched the game and had a drink together and I enjoyed his company.
"We have seen a lot of each other this week but there are no friends on derby day are there? Even family members in this city sometimes fall out with each other.
"It's just about being professional, but he is a very well respected coach.
"When I was learning and preparing myself for a chance to get into coaching and management, Roy was one of the coaches that we would often see on the circuit, putting sessions on. He was very good."
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has been passed fit.
The Spain striker sustained an adductor injury in the 2-1 defeat to Blackpool almost a fortnight ago but has been declared fit by manager Hodgson.
Defender Paul Konchesky has recovered from a hamstring strain while fellow left-back Fabio Aurelio has overcome an Achilles problem which has kept him out since late August.
Centre-half Daniel Agger is a doubt with a back injury sustained playing for Denmark this week and Holland forward Dirk Kuyt has been ruled out for at least three weeks after injuring his ankle on international duty.
Hodgson is looking forward to a fresh start now the club is under new ownership but admits the players still have some issues to overcome.
The protracted #300million takeover by New England Sports Ventures was completed on Friday after a number of legal wrangles were ironed out.
Hodgson said the long-running saga over the ownership could not be used by the players as an excuse for their poor performances this season.
But he felt confidence had been affected by a run of disappointing displays, culminating in the embarrassing 2-1 defeat at home to Blackpool a fortnight ago.
It is not the form a manager would want heading into a derby at Goodison Park and, although Everton's results have not been much better, Hodgson is worried what effect it has had on his squad.
"It is a fresh start for the club and hopefully that will mean a fresh start for everyone," he said.
"You have to forgive me if I am a little bit more cynical about the emphasis placed on a couple of bad results at the start of a season.
"I don't think we have played that well but I don't think we should start suggesting because there has been a problem with the ownership issue the team has not tried but now (there are new owners) they will start.
"The players will be pleased the ownership issue has been resolved. That is very positive.
"But they will be very nervous because they are going into the game with six points from seven games."
Blues take derby honours
Liverpool's new owners were left with no doubt about the size of the task ahead as Everton emerged with a 2-0 victory from the 214th Merseyside derby.
John Henry, head of New England Sports Ventures, was at Goodison Park to witness first-hand a fiery encounter which Everton dominated for long periods and deservedly won.
Goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta did the damage either side of half-time as the hosts out-played and out-fought their near-neighbours.
The defeat left Liverpool stuck in 18th place in the Barclays Premier League, with only a solitary victory over West Brom in eight games.
And their worst start to a season since 1953/54 - when they were relegated - undoubtedly got worse with defeat against a team who were only a place above them before the start of play.
One thing is certain and that is the new American owners, who invested heavily in the Boston Red Sox when they acquired the baseball team in 2001 prior to two World Series wins, will have to come up with funds for manager Roy Hodgson to strengthen in January.
All the focus, as it had been for the preceding week, will be on Liverpool's failure but Everton were worthy winners, ending a run of three successive derby defeats.
The opening 45 minutes were in keeping with most Merseyside derbies, with the first late tackle coming after just 11 seconds and several more proliferating the half.
Maxi Rodriguez and Raul Meireles earned themselves yellow cards while Tim Cahill was booked for Everton as World Cup final referee Howard Webb tried to exercise restraint.
The actual football action was very limited with Arteta hitting a 20-yard free-kick into the wall and Everton centre-backs Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin both having half-chances with shots from inside the box.
Prior to Everton's opening goal it was the visitors who had come closest to scoring with their first attack - although it took them 23 minutes to create one.
Joe Cole's left-wing cross picked out the fit-again Fernando Torres at the near-post and his flicked header forced Tim Howard to tip over his crossbar.
Meireles had a 25-yard piledriver blocked by a wall of blue shirts from a half-cleared corner but that was the most Liverpool threatened.
It was just after their all-too-brief best spell of the first half that Liverpool went behind.
A slack piece of defending by Lucas Leiva and Paul Konchesky in the 34th minute allowed Seamus Coleman to run to the byline and cross for Cahill to hook home at the near post.
It immediately sparked chants of 'going down' from the home fans.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov replaced Osman for the second half, which was only four minutes old when Everton went 2-0 up.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos' headed clearance only reached the edge of the penalty area where Arteta was lurking to smash home a brilliant swerving volley.
Manager Roy Hodgson had spoken in the build-up of his hope of seeing his side not have to chase a game - which had cost them in previous matches - but now they had a mountain to climb.
Meireles' 30-yard shot failed to cause Howard any difficulty while Torres' effort from inside the area landed in the top tier of the Gwladys Street stand.
Joe Cole's inability to control a pass from Reina, allowing the ball to run out of play, summed up Liverpool's performance.
Everton continued to create the chances and Jagielka fired over from a corner in the last 15 minutes before substitute Jermain Beckford had claims for a penalty turned down after falling under a challenge from Martin Skrtel.
By contrast, Gerrard was woefully off target when teed up by substitute Ryan Babel on the edge of the penalty area while Torres shot straight at Howard when he should worked the goalkeeper more.
Beckford had chance to finish in style in added time but drilled his shot over.
This derby was billed as the most significant in three decades, considering the clubs' league positions.
Seasons do not succeed or fail on such occasions but it will prove a useful point of reference for Liverpool's new owners.
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