October 6, 2022

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Everton hold Liverpool to a draw in dramatic derby

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Jordan Henderson’s stoppage-time winner was ruled out by VAR for the tightest of offside calls as Everton held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

Liverpool started like a team possessed and got themselves in front with just two minutes and 15 seconds on the clock through Sadio Mane – the fastest Merseyside derby goal of the Premier League era – before the big first-half talking point came when Jordan Pickford got away with a reckless flying challenge on Virgil van Dijk. The offside flag stopped a penalty being awarded, but the Everton goalkeeper still somehow escaped further punishment.

That challenge ended Van Dijk’s involvement, and shifted the momentum, as Michael Keane climbed highest to equalise in the 19th minute from a corner.

Mo Salah’s 100th goal for Liverpool out of nowhere in the 72nd minute looked like he had won it, but that man Calvert-Lewin, with his 10th goal already this season, got Everton level, before Henderson thought he had snatched it at the death, only for VAR, and those dreaded dotted lines, to rule out the stoppage time goal for the most marginal of offsides.

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