Everton Football Club Vs Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool was able to defeat Everton with a stoppage time goal by Sadio Mane at Goodison Park. He was able to connect the shot from Daniel Sturridge strike that hits the post and successfully follows up’s directly to the goal. Liverpool was controlling the game against the hosts. However, the opportunities are rare to be seen until Sadio Mane takes his squad to victory in stoppage time. Unfortunately, Ross Barkley apologized to Jordan Henderson after his late tackle that serves him a yellow card. Luckily he wasn’t been sent off. The Reds take the second place in the Premier League table 6 points behind against the top team Chelsea. As for Everton, they will still stay at the 9th place.
The Merseyside derby started with loud and full of emotion. The opportunities of delivering a successful goal are nowhere to be found in the first half. A spectacular move was been shown by Divock Origi but his shot went wide. Minutes later Ramiro Funes Mori also attempted to score just after before the break but his header did go wide as well. The second half started with the same pace like the first half. The Reds are owning the hosts but lacking of goal opportunities.
Liverpool’s best chance to lead the match were at the 50th minute of the game when James Milner’s lofted pass was able to found Roberto Firmino inside the box, unfortunately, he was been deflected by Maarten Stekelenburg before Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne reacted. It was the Everton’s goalkeeper last action of the game. He was also been forced to collide with Leighton Baines.
Ross Barkley luckily escapes the red card at the 67th minute of the game after drawing a challenge to Jordan Henderson. That delivers the Liverpool captain to the ground. The game turned out to be feisty as it going forward to the final stages of the game. The Reds are still looking for a chance to score. 80th minute of the game Roberto Firmino strike has been outstandingly blocked by the substitute goalkeeper Joel Robles. Minutes later Sadio Mane reacted than any of the Everton defenders inside the box and successfully delivers the goal before the stoppage time. The Reds were given another opportunity to make it two. But Seamus Coleman was able to deny Roberto Firmino. Either way, still it is the visitor’s victory with the score of 0-1 as the referee conducted the final whistle.
Liverpool then had a glorious opportunity to make it two, but Seamus Coleman managed to scurry back onto his line to deny Firmino, meaning Klopp’s side secured a first 1-0 Premier League win of 2016.
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