HOME
NEWS
BUSINESS
MOVIES
SPORTS
CRICKET
GET AHEAD
SHOPPING
rediff NewsApp
Rediff News
All News

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp
Rediff.com  » Sports » Liverpool snatch late win over Everton

Liverpool snatch late win over Everton

ShareComment
Text size:  A   A   A
October 20, 2007 19:42 IST

Liverpool beat Everton 2-1 in a dramatic Merseyside derby on Saturday at Goodison Park as the hosts ended the match with nine men.

Sami Hyypia's own goal after 38 minutes gave Everton the lead in the 206th meeting between the city rivals but fortune favoured Liverpool after the break.

After 52 minutes Everton defender Tony Hibbert tangled with Steven Gerrard in the box to concede a penalty and receive a red card from referee Mark Clattenburg.

Dirk Kuyt scored from the spot to make it 1-1 and the Dutchman kept his nerve to convert another penalty in stoppage time after Phil Neville had been sent off for a deliberate handball on the goalline.

Everton should have had a penalty of their own in a breathless finish when Jamie Carragher appeared to haul Joleon Lescott down in the area.

Victory put Liverpool in third place before the later kickoffs, which include leaders Arsenal at home to struggling Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United at Aston Villa.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
ShareComment
It's free!

To get such articles in your inbox