EPL: Everton, Liverpool share the spoils in dramatic derby

Everton came from behind twice to salvage their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday in a pulsating Merseyside derby against Liverpool.

Senegalese Striker, Sadio Mane back from being on the side no thanks to Covid-19 gave Liverpool the lead in the third minute. 

Eight minutes later, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk had to be substituted after suffering an injury

The reds conceded within eight minutes of Van Dijk’s exit courtesy of a Michael Keane header which ensured both sides remained tied at half time. 

After the break, Mohamed Salah put the visitors ahead again in the 72 minutes.

Nine minutes later, a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header levelled things once again for the host. 

Eight minutes after the second equalizer, Everton’s Richarlison got set off for a tackle on Thiago Alcantara. 

With the tempo of the game intensifying, the reigning champions jumped on the 10man advantage to push for a winner and soon, in added time, Sadio Mane found Henderson whose gaols did not stand for the most marginal of offside calls against Sadio Mane in the build-up following a VAR review, ensuring the game ended 2-2. 

Everton has still not won a derby for 10 years, but manager Carlo Ancelotti will be the happier of the two managers to escape with a point and his in-form side will surely get an E for a solid effort.  

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