One of the fieriest derby around the world, ended tamely in stalemate with both the sides failing to open their account. In a match where Liverpool had the intent to score and Everton came with the intent to not concede it was not an adrenaline rushing Merseyside derby match.
Let’s recap and look at the all the goal chances, fights and highlights from the Merseyside Derby played at Goodison Park.
Everton: Joel, Oviedo, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Besic, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku
Liverpool: Mignolet, Moreno, Sakho, Skrtel, Can, Gerrard, Henderson, Leiva, Ibe, Coutinho, Sterling
Everton: Griffiths, Gibson, Kone, Barkley, Lennon, Browning, Alcaraz.
Liverpool: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Sturridge, Allen, Markovic.
Teams are the in the tunnel, which means kickoff is only moments away! Both teams will be in their traditional colors for today’s match
1′ KICKOFF! We are underway in the Merseyside Derby!
1′ The first foul is ten seconds in, as Moreno takes down Naismith.
8′ Robles comes off his line, but Sterling beats the keeper to the ball. Fortunately for the Spaniard, Sterling puts his shot wide
9′ Barry brings down Coutinho, and Liverpool have a free kick in a dangerous position. Gerrard stands over it
10′ Robles palms the free kick over the bar. Liverpool get a corner, but it comes to nothing
15′ Lucas appears to be injured, and it already making his way towards the tunnel. Appears that Allen, who has started to warm up, will replace him
16′ The change is made, as Allen replaces Lucas
17′ Robles has to push the ball away as a deflected cross almost finds its way to Ibe. Corner Liverpool, but it is cleared by Barry
18′ At the other end, Naismith wins a corner for Everton, but it is cleared
23′ Naismith is down on the pitch in some discomfort.
25′ He’s now back on the pitch, seemingly okay
27′ Ibe hits the post!! An arrow off the post from the youngster had Robles beaten!
37′ McCarthy is booked for a late challenge
Everton 0 Liverpool 0
46′ Second half underway
54′ Steven Gerrard with a aerobatic effort at goal
56′ Sturridge replaces Coutinho
59′ Lennon replaces Mirallas
71′ After a mazing run by Can, Moreno skies an effort over the bar
73′ Oviedo is booked for a foul on Ibe. Free kick Liverpool in a good position, but it doesn’t beat the first man
77′ Lukaku shows some great effort to win Everton a corner, but it comes to nothing as Lennon slices an effort high and wide
78′ After a seemingly minor foul by Besic on Ibe, both teams exchange a bit of pushes and shoves
79′ Henderson, Besic, and Naismith are all booked
82′ Lambert replaces Sterling
84′ Lambert makes a quick turn and shoots, but it’s tame and straight at Robles.
85′ Barkley replaces Naismith, and Alcaraz replaces Besic
87′ SAVE MIGNLOET ON COLEMAN!! Barkley sends a beautiful ball towards Coleman, but Mignolet denies the Irishman!
88′ Gerrard sends a shot wide
90+1′ Three minutes added on
Everton 0 Liverpool 0