💥 Liverpool fight back to draw at Everton in thrilling Merseyside derby | OneFootball

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Emily Wilson·24 March 2023

💥 Liverpool fight back to draw at Everton in thrilling Merseyside derby

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Everton hosted Liverpool on Friday and the points were shared after a thrilling 1-1 draw.

Scorers: George 27′; Stengel 40′

It was an entertaining affair at Goodison Park for club fans and the neutral viewers as these two rivals went head-to-head over 90 minutes.

Everton looked to take control of home turf and put Liverpool under pressure in the first half, seeing more possession of the ball with Jess Park particularly impressive.

The Toffees eventually took the lead when Gabrielle George’s shot-cross looped over a jumping Rachael Laws for 1-0 on her 100th league appearance.

It could have been 2-0 minutes later too, but Liverpool’s Gemma Bonner somehow blocked the ball in between her knees mid air to prevent another goal.

However just before the break the visitors finally found their footing. Katie Stengel was a threat in the box and remained on her feet after scuffing a few chances, and drilled home into the right corner beyond Courtney Brosnan’s reach for 1-1.

The goal was Liverpool’s first in the Merseyside derby since 2019.

After the break the Reds’ energy carried over and Liverpool thought they had turned things around completely when Leighanne Robe tapped home but the goal was controversially ruled out for a foul in the process.

Minutes later Nicoline Sørensen then combined with Park at the other end but her header went wide of the net.

In the last 20 minutes true chances few and far between, with Liverpool leading on shots 12 to eight yet only five found the target combined. But the match then ended with some drama.

A blistering Shanice van de Sanden came off the bench and teed up Stengel for a late winner but the shot was blocked before Park thought she put Everton ahead with a brilliant strike from range only to have it ruled out for a handball.

In the end despite seven extra minutes, things finished all square and the points are shared with Everton sixth and Liverpool eighth in the table.