Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive start to the Premier League season with a late header to earn Everton a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
There was plenty of drama from the opening minutes to a frantic finale, though a point apiece was a fair reflection of a thrilling contest between Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp’s city rivals.
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Jordan Henderson was denied a dramatic last-gasp winner after a marginal offside call as 10-man Everton held on for a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in an electric Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
As Liverpool celebrated in the corner, referee Michael Oliver – with the aid of VAR – ruled Sadio Mane had been fractionally offside in the build-up to the goal as Everton survived the late scare to take a share of the spoils.
Mane fired the visitors into an early lead (3) that was cancelled out by Michael Keane’s header (19), but Mohamed Salah restored Liverpool’s advantage with a well-taken finish for his 100th goal for the club.
Everton roared back as Dominic Calvert-Lewin rose to head home Lucas Digne’s cross (81), but they were reduced to 10 men following Richarlison’s wild challenge on Thiago.
Richarlison has been given his marching orders after a full-blooded challenge on Thiago.
Everton 2 – 2 Liverpool
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FULL-TIME! Everton 2-2 Liverpool
What an ending. What a crazy VAR decision. What a Merseyside Derby that was. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/g56KPtAOz5
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It looked like the hosts had not held on when Henderson converted Mane’s cross but replays showed the forward was slightly ahead of the last defender after a lengthy VAR review.
The result extends Everton’s lead at the top of the Premier League to four points ahead of the remaining top-flight fixtures this weekend with Liverpool up to second on 10 points.