Everton And Liverpool In Derby Stalemate

By Daily Sports on June 22, 2020

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Everton came close to securing their first Merseyside derby victory in more than a decade - but had to settle for a point against Premier League champions-elect Liverpool at Goodison Park.

Liverpool, who now need five points to be sure of top spot, can still clinch their first title in 30 years against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday – but only if Manchester City fail to beat Burnley at Etihad Stadium on Monday.

The Reds dominated possession against a very well-organised Everton, but it took a superb late save from Alisson to keep out Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s flick before Tom Davies struck the rebound against the post.

Alisson then saved well from Brazilian compatriot Richarlison as a largely tame game, with the surreal atmosphere of a derby played behind closed doors, sprang to life.

Everton keeper Jordan Pickford saved well from Fabinho’s free-kick in the closing moments but it was a game that highlighted two understandably rusty sides – although Liverpool’s coronation will come soon. (BBC)

•PHOTO: Liverpool and Everton players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 22, 2020


 

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