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  1. Torres bags brace in derby win

    Torres bags brace in derby win

    Fernando Torres returned to goalscoring form with a brace as Liverpool beat Everton 2-0 to win the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Liverpool
    • 90+1' It's all over at Goodison and Torres's brace has sealed yet another derby win for Liverpool!
    • 87' Saha has been the only ray of sunshine for the Toffees, and he gets off a great low shot that just goes the wrong side of the foot of the post. The visiting fans have started singing You'll Never Walk Alone, as some Everton fans are walking out.
    • 85' Double change for Liverpool: Keane and Alonso off, Pennant and Lucas on. Gerrard sends a free-kick in a good place over the bar.
    • 84' Steven Gerrard has had a relatively quiet day, and he wants to get in on the action. He has a go from 25 yards out.. Good save Howard!
    • 81' None of the players of either side really expected that red, to be honest. players have been booked for a lot worse.
    • 80' CAHILL IS OFF! Referee Mike Riley saw his scissor-like challenge on Alonso and after careful consideration sends him packing! Another derby sending off for Cahill!
    • 75' Arbeloa is booked for a nasty little kick on Cahill's boot as the Aussie passes him. Gerrard and Arbeloa argue, but to no avail.
    • 74' Everton have hope here with a free-kick. Arteta sends it in and Skrtel has more than a handful of Fellaini's shirt, but the referee does nothing as the impeded Belgian glandes a header wide.
    • 73' Torres is like a new man now, and he runs at Jagielka like a man possessed, twisting this way and that as he tries to work the space for a shot. Jagielka does well to tackle, but somehow Torres isn't awarded the corner!
    • 72' Liverpool have brought the pace of this match down to a canter now. The Goodison crowd are roaring their men on, and the players are trying to respond in kind, but nobody in the Premier League defends a lead like Liverpool.
    • 67' Two goals = Bring on another defender in the Rafa Benitez school of management. Fabio Aurelio is on for Riera, who has been rather good again for Liverpool.
    • 65' GOAL!! Liverpool are rampant as the ball from the byline is tapped in by Kuyt at the far post! Wait, it's been ruled out! Liverpool had three men offside!
    • 62' In the midst of all that, Louis Saha has come on, but now he's got a big task on his hands.
    • 62' GOAL!! It's two for Torres! Dirk Kuyt is tackled by Yobo but the ball breaks to Torres who blasts in! Howard could only tip it into the roof of the net!
    • 62' Robbie Keane looks bullish now as he trots around the edge of the box with the ball at his feet woithout a care in the world! Neville puts in a solid tackle to teach him a lesson, but Everton look rattled.
    • 59' GOAL!! Liverpool break the deadlock and it's El nino, Fernando Torres! Alonso feeds Keane down the channel and theIrishman pulls a great ball back from the byline and an unmarked Torres volley it home! Dirk Kuyt's run at the near post gave Torres more than enough space to do his thing.
    • 52' Kuyt rolls the ball casually across to Gerrard, and the Liverpool captain STRIKES... The low shot flies JUST wide of the far post! Howard didn't realise quite how close that was!
    • 50' Now Torres goes into the book for his petulant mipping at the heels of Lescott. He's not had a good afternoon, or season for that matter. He makes up for it a minute later with a great turn and gets the shot off, but it's tame and straight at Howard.
    • 47' Arteta spreads the ball out wide and finds Yakubu in acres of space! He runs at goal and tries to go round Skrtel and hits the deck... NO PENALTY! Yakubu is booked for his rather shameful dive.
    • 46' The players are back out, and Everton get this second-half underway.
    • 45+1' Half-time is called at Goodison, and neither 'keeper has had a save to make.
    • 45' One minute of added time is announced as an Everton corner, just like almost every set-piece so far, leads to nothing.
    • 45' Yakubu manages to control a long ball forward on his chest, turn and SHOOT... Dragged wide across goal.
    • 44' Gerrard takes a Liverpool corner, which is cleared at the first attempt. Liverpool come again and Fellaini's half-clearance sits up for ALONSO... Swiped into the crowd!
    • 42' Yakubu is being doubled-up on by Carragher and Skrtel all the time. Everton's long balls just aren't reaching him.
    • 41' Since stating that the match had found a nice tempo, it's been stop/start all the way. Caution seems to be prevailing as we approach half-time.
    • 37' Liverpool have a free-kick in the Everton half, but it's wasted and Everton break. Alonso fouls Arteta on the right and gets booked.
    • 35' Riera's indecision results in him dribbling in a circle, and the momentum of Liverpool's attack is lost. Apparently Robbie Keane was on the pitch earlier, but I'm not sure exactly where he's gone now.
    • 33' Gerrard keeps his footing after being tripped by Hibbert, but his pass out wide is no good. He really should have had a foul there. As it is Everton break with a nice one-two between Arteta and Cahill. A nice tempo to this game now.
    • 30' Carragher comes storming forward, and is bundled over by Yobo. A foul, for sure, but Torres takes umbrage to it and has a word with Mike Riley.
    • 27' Lescott's chips in a long ball into the box. Neither Reina nor Carrgagher deals with and FELLANI HAS THE GOAL AT HIS MERCY... CARRAGHER BLOCKS ON THE LINE! Fellaini had the entire goal to shoot at and he hits the big red Scouser! Should be 1-0.
    • 27' The crowd are up in arms as Cahill turns and is away with Carragher on the ground eating his dust, but referee Mike Riley blows up for a foul.
    • 25' Osman's cross is over everyone and Cahill rescues it. Everton rebuild and Osman crosses from deeper this time, but Cahill is kept in check by Carragher.
    • 21' Now Everton have a free-kick near the byline. Arteta lofts it in and Skrtel clears. He's been immense so far for Liverpool, who have enjoyed 64% of the possession thus far.
    • 20' A clash of Spaniards as Riera fouls Arteta in midfield. Arteta wants a booking and gestures to Mike Riley to do so, but the referee rightfully ignores him.
    • 18' Now Alonso is released down the left and has loads of space... He opts to shoot from the tight angle rather than cross, and it sails over the bar.
    • 17' Riera has been gettign forward regularly to overlap Keane on the left, and he squares a ball for TORRES IN THE SIX-YARD BOX... Blocked by Yobo!
    • 14' Everton have a corner. It's pings off several players and could fall for CAHILL... Stabbed wide! He saw it at the last moment and couldn't poke it on target! The Australian is like a magnet in the area, he's almost always in the right place.
    • 11' Torres somehow sneaks around Jagielka and almost gets himself through on goal, but what the defender lacked in awareness he makes up for in strength as he muscles the Spaniard of the ball.
    • 10' After a subdued start, the Reds are getting back into this match. Kuyt tries a cute backheel through to Torres, but it's intercepted.
    • 9' First booking of the match, and it goes to Fellaini for a blatant foul on Arbeloa. He's protesting for the sake of it.
    • 8' Wonderful piece of skill from Alonso, as he nonchalantly feints by rolling the ball under his boot and sends him man running off like an over-zealous dog after an imaginary stick! Alonso squares it for KEANE TO SHOOT... The long shot doesn't make it through the crowd.
    • 5' Big appeals from the crowd as Skrtel shoulder-checks Yakubu in the area. The Big Nigerian, to his credit, just gets up and jogs back up the field.
    • 4' Everton have a corner but headed out and Torres can break! The Spaniard has three men atround him and Osman fouls. Quick free-kick goes across to Keane, and the Irishman fires a basll across. Hibbert is there.
    • 2' Fellaini nods a long ball from Howard into the path of Yakubu, but Skrtel shields it well and Reina clears.
    • 1' The teams are out, and a predictably huge cheer goes up around Anfield as Liverpool kick off!
    • 12:40 The all-time record: Everton wins 64 draws 62 Liverpool wins 79.
    • 12:35 Liverpool field the side that drew 0-0 with Stoke last weekend with Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun still out injured.
    • 12:30 Everton have full-back Tony Hibbert back for the first time this season after recovering from a knee operation. Joleon Lescott is recalled on the opposite flank and midfielder Mikel Arteta has recovered from a virus to play.
  • Team Stats

    Everton Stats Liverpool
    40% Possession 59%
    6 Shots 15
    0 Shots on target 5
    1 Saves 0
    7 Corners 4
    21 Fouls 20
    3 Offsides 1
    3 Yellow cards 3
    1 Red cards 0
    28 Tackles 14
    224 Accurate passes 389
    31 Bad passes 59
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Everton
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      24 Tim Howard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
      4 Joseph Yobo 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 1 1
      5 Joleon Lescott 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 22 5 1
      2 Tony Hibbert 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 1 3
      6 Phil Jagielka 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 22 3 5
      17 Tim Cahill 0 1 0 5 2 1 0 23 4 5
      18 Philip Neville 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 31 3 4
      25 Marouane Fellaini 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 36 4 3
      10 Mikel Arteta 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 26 3 1
      21 Leon Osman 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 20 4 5
      22 Yakubu Aiyegbeni 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 7 2 0
      8 Segundo Castillo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Jack Rodwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      3 Leighton Baines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Nuno Valente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      1 Carlo Nash 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      14 James Vaughan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Louis Saha 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0
    • Liverpool
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      25 Jose Reina 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 3 0
      37 Martin Skrtel 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 33 1 0
      2 Andrea Dossena 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 19 12 1
      17 Alvaro Arbeloa 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 45 0 2
      23 Jamie Carragher 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 31 10 2
      8 Steven Gerrard 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 56 8 3
      14 Xabi Alonso 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 72 9 1
      11 Alberto Riera 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 15 7 2
      7 Robbie Keane 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 26 6 0
      9 Fernando Torres 2 4 3 4 3 1 0 19 1 0
      18 Dirk Kuyt 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 45 2 2
      5 Daniel Agger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Lucas Leiva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
      4 Sami Hyypia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Ryan Babel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      1 Diego Cavalieri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Jermaine Pennant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Fabio Aurelio 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1
  • Summary

    • 87' Saha has been the only ray of sunshine for the Toffees, and he gets off a great low shot that just goes the wrong side of the foot of the post. The visiting fans have started singing You'll Never Walk Alone, as some Everton fans are walking out.
    • 84' Steven Gerrard has had a relatively quiet day, and he wants to get in on the action. He has a go from 25 yards out.. Good save Howard!
    • 80' CAHILL IS OFF! Referee Mike Riley saw his scissor-like challenge on Alonso and after careful consideration sends him packing! Another derby sending off for Cahill!
    • 65' GOAL!! Liverpool are rampant as the ball from the byline is tapped in by Kuyt at the far post! Wait, it's been ruled out! Liverpool had three men offside!
    • 62' GOAL!! It's two for Torres! Dirk Kuyt is tackled by Yobo but the ball breaks to Torres who blasts in! Howard could only tip it into the roof of the net!
    • 59' GOAL!! Liverpool break the deadlock and it's El nino, Fernando Torres! Alonso feeds Keane down the channel and theIrishman pulls a great ball back from the byline and an unmarked Torres volley it home! Dirk Kuyt's run at the near post gave Torres more than enough space to do his thing.
    • 52' Kuyt rolls the ball casually across to Gerrard, and the Liverpool captain STRIKES... The low shot flies JUST wide of the far post! Howard didn't realise quite how close that was!
    • 45' Yakubu manages to control a long ball forward on his chest, turn and SHOOT... Dragged wide across goal.
    • 27' Lescott's chips in a long ball into the box. Neither Reina nor Carrgagher deals with and FELLANI HAS THE GOAL AT HIS MERCY... CARRAGHER BLOCKS ON THE LINE! Fellaini had the entire goal to shoot at and he hits the big red Scouser! Should be 1-0.
    • 17' Riera has been gettign forward regularly to overlap Keane on the left, and he squares a ball for TORRES IN THE SIX-YARD BOX... Blocked by Yobo!
    • 14' Everton have a corner. It's pings off several players and could fall for CAHILL... Stabbed wide! He saw it at the last moment and couldn't poke it on target! The Australian is like a magnet in the area, he's almost always in the right place.
    • 12:35 Liverpool field the side that drew 0-0 with Stoke last weekend with Javier Mascherano and Yossi Benayoun still out injured.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • T. Hibbert Substitution Out (64′)
      • J. Yobo
      • P. Jagielka
      • J. Lescott
      • P. Neville
      • M. Fellaini Yellow Card
      • M. Arteta
      • T. Cahill Red Card
      • L. Osman
      • Y. Aiyegbeni

      Subs

      • L. Saha Substitution In64′
      • C. Nash
      • N. Valente
      • L. Baines
      • S. Castillo
      • J. Vaughan
      • J. Rodwell
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • &. Arbeloa
      • J. Carragher
      • M. Škrtel
      • A. Dossena
      • X. Alonso Yellow Card Substitution Out (85′)
      • S. Gerrard
      • D. Kuyt
      • A. Riera Substitution Out (67′)
      • F. Torres Goals×2 Yellow Card
      • R. Keane Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • J. Pennant Substitution In85′
      • S. Hyypiä
      • Fábio Aurélio Substitution In67′
      • R. Babel
      • D. Agger
      • D. Cavalieri
      • Lucas
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