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Everton   2 - 0   Liverpool

Tim Cahill (right) beats Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina with a shot which put Everton 1-0 up at Goodison Park
Cahill (right) fires a shot past keeper Reina to put Everton ahead

By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer at Goodison Park

Everton ensured John W Henry's reign as Liverpool owner got off to the worst possible start as they emerged as comfortable winners of the Merseyside derby.

Henry and co-owner Tom Werner made a late decision to attend the 214th clash between the clubs after completing their £300m Anfield buy-out on Friday.

And there must have been times they wished they had stayed away from Goodison Park as Everton swept into an unassailable lead with a close-range first-half finish from Tim Cahill and a thunderous strike from Mikel Arteta just after the interval.

Moyes delighted with deserved derby success

Liverpool improved on a thoroughly wretched opening 45 minutes in the second half, but failed to break down an Everton defence in which Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka were outstanding.

Fernando Torres was snuffed out for much of the game, but also starved of quality service. He had a late shot saved by Everton keeper Tim Howard, but if Boston Red Sox owner Henry wanted a graphic illustration of the scale of the task in front of him, he got it here.

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And how Everton fans revelled in their victory in front of the new Anfield hierarchy as Goodison Park resounded to chants of "Going Down" at the final whistle as Liverpool remain rooted in the Premier League relegation zone.

For Everton boss David Moyes, it was a victory he desperately wanted after Liverpool did the Premier League double over his side last season.

Everton were lifted by Jagielka's swift recovery from the hamstring injury he sustained on England duty - while Liverpool boss Hodgson was able to call on Torres after the groin injury that forced him off early in the Anfield defeat against Blackpool.

And Everton exerted the early pressure as Liverpool struggled to find any rhythm, with both Jagielka and Distin wasteful after finding space in the penalty area.

Hodgson unsure how Liverpool lost

Liverpool emerged from their subdued start to fashion their first opening after 23 minutes as Everton keeper Howard was forced to touch Torres' glancing header over the top.

Everton deserved a reward for their greater enterprise, and it came from a familiar derby source 16 minutes before the interval.

Seamus Coleman's dashing run down the right flank ended with a ball inside to Cahill, who lashed his finish high past keeper Pepe Reina at his near post.

Liverpool needed to increase the tempo after the break, instead it was Everton who were faster out of the blocks and they doubled their lead in spectacular fashion as Arteta picked up a loose ball 20 yards out and fired emphatically into the top corner.

Cahill dedicates derby win to fans

Everton were happy to sit on their lead and threaten on the counter attack, with substitute Jermaine Beckford shooting just over.

Liverpool had plenty of the ball, but Everton kept their Mersey rivals at arm's length apart from the one last chance for Torres.

And as Liverpool trooped off in misery at the final, Hodgson cut a frustrated figure as his team failed to make any sort of good impression on the new men at the helm.

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Everton 2-0 Liverpool FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Cahill 34
  • Arteta 50

    Everton

    Substitutes

    Liverpool

    Substitutes

    Ref: H WebbAtt: 39,673
    EVERTON
    LIVERPOOL

    Possession

    • Everton 44%
    • Liverpool 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Everton 6
    • Liverpool 10

    Attempts off target

    • Everton 3
    • Liverpool 6

    Corners

    • Everton 8
    • Liverpool 7

    Fouls

    • Everton 10
    • Liverpool 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:22 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:08 Corner from right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard. Jamie Carragher takes the outswinging corner, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in. Effort from the edge of the area by Raul Meireles goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 90:00+2:27 Ryan Babel takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 90:00+1:05 Shot from just outside the area by Jermaine Beckford goes over the bar.
    • 90:00+0:24 A cross is delivered by Fernando Torres, Seamus Coleman manages to make a clearance.
    • 89:37 The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
    • 88:17 Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. Tim Cahill takes the free kick.
    • 87:14 Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 87:14 Booking The referee books Fernando Torres for unsporting behaviour.
    • 86:50 Fernando Torres takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Tim Howard. Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Fernando Torres results in a free kick.
    • 85:27 Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 84:38 Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, save by Jose Reina.
    • 83:42 Substitution Milan Jovanovic comes on in place of Rodriguez Maxi.
    • 82:39 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Maxi. The ball is sent over by Steven Gerrard, Close range headed effort by David Ngog goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 82:09 Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, clearance made by Tim Howard. Paul Konchesky decides to take the corner short. Fernando Torres sends in a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:47 Effort on goal by Raul Meireles from 20 yards. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
    • 79:53 Steven Gerrard sends in a cross, clearance by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
    • 79:34 The ball is sent over by Raul Meireles, Tony Hibbert makes a clearance.
    • 78:41 Substitution Ryan Babel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Cole.
    • 77:27 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 75:46 Direct free kick taken by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • 75:46 Booking Jermaine Beckford goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 75:38 Martin Skrtel fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 75:26 The ball is swung over by Raul Meireles, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
    • 73:19 Substitution Mikel Arteta goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.
    • 70:29 Substitution (Everton) makes a substitution, with Tony Hibbert coming on for Johnny Heitinga.
    • 70:29 Substitution David Ngog replaces Leiva Lucas.
    • 68:46 Effort from 25 yards by Raul Meireles. Save made by Tim Howard.
    • 68:35 Leiva Lucas produces a cross, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
    • 68:02 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Joe Cole makes a clearance.
    • 67:15 Joe Cole produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 64:56 Fernando Torres takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 63:59 Joe Cole crosses the ball, Tim Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 63:37 The ball is sent over by Jamie Carragher, clearance made by Phil Jagielka. Joe Cole produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Phil Neville gets a block in.
    • 62:21 Shot by Raul Meireles from 20 yards. Save made by Tim Howard.
    • 61:32 Steven Gerrard delivers the ball, save by Tim Howard.
    • 60:30 Raul Meireles produces a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:08 Steven Gerrard takes the outswinging corner, Tim Cahill manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:55 Fernando Torres produces a cross, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:08 Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line to the near post, Phil Neville manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:54 Foul by Tim Cahill on Leiva Lucas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • Correction - 54:30 A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance. Centre by Jamie Carragher, clearance made by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
    • 54:30 The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance. Jamie Carragher crosses the ball, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:38 A cross is delivered by Phil Neville.
    • 51:37 Foul by Jamie Carragher on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
    • 49:17 GOAL - Mikel ArtetaEverton 2 - 0 Liverpool Mikel Arteta finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 2-0 Liverpool.
    • 48:39 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • 48:00 Foul by Fernando Torres on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 46:23 Joe Cole sends in a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:47 Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Everton) makes a substitution, with Diniyar Bilyaletdinov coming on for Leon Osman.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:23 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:42 Steven Gerrard sends in a cross.
    • 45:00+1:07 The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
    • 44:54 Shot by Leon Osman. Save by Jose Reina.
    • 42:11 The ball is delivered by Joe Cole, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
    • 42:05 Joe Cole produces a cross, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
    • Correction - 41:19 Paul Konchesky crosses the ball, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
    • 41:19 Paul Konchesky produces a cross, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:58 Leighton Baines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres. Raul Meireles takes the free kick.
    • 38:18 Corner taken by Mikel Arteta played to the near post, Sotirios Kyrgiakos makes a clearance.
    • 35:48 Mikel Arteta takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Steven Gerrard. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta played to the near post, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:25 Assist by Seamus Coleman.
    • 33:25 GOAL - Tim CahillEverton 1 - 0 Liverpool A goal is scored by Tim Cahill from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-0 Liverpool.
    • Correction - 32:48 Leiva Lucas sends in a cross.
    • 32:48 Centre by Leiva Lucas.
    • 30:38 Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka. Blocked by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • 30:38 Booking Booking for Raul Meireles for unsporting behaviour.
    • 30:24 Raul Meireles takes a shot. Free kick awarded for a foul by Raul Meireles on Ayegbeni Yakubu.
    • 29:20 Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the right by-line to the near post, Leon Osman makes a clearance.
    • 27:59 Booking Caution for Tim Cahill.
    • 27:08 Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
    • 26:27 A cross is delivered by Joe Cole, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
    • 25:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Baines on Rodriguez Maxi. Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:10 The ball is delivered by Phil Neville, clearance by Leiva Lucas.
    • Correction - 23:06 Leiva Lucas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 23:06 Shot from just outside the box by Leiva Lucas goes over the bar.
    • 22:23 Fernando Torres takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post.
    • 21:28 The ball is swung over by Raul Meireles, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:09 Ayegbeni Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Raul Meireles. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:01 Phil Neville sends in a cross, clearance made by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • 17:58 Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
    • 17:58 Booking Rodriguez Maxi goes into the book.
    • 17:52 Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Rodriguez Maxi results in a free kick.
    • 14:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Steven Gerrard. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mikel Arteta from right channel, free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Jamie Carragher. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:34 Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Blocked by Leiva Lucas. Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.
    • 12:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Cole on Phil Neville. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.
    • 10:01 Ayegbeni Yakubu fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Phil Jagielka produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • Correction - 10:01 Martin Skrtel challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mikel Arteta. Phil Jagielka produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • Correction - 8:54 Joe Cole fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
    • 8:54 Johnny Heitinga challenges Joe Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
    • 4:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Leiva Lucas. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
    • 4:18 Centre by Mikel Arteta, save made by Jose Reina.
    • 2:58 Jamie Carragher challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Raul Meireles makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta to the near post, clearance made by Steven Gerrard.
    • 0:08 Sotirios Kyrgiakos fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chelsea 8 21 19
    2 Man City 8 7 17
    3 Arsenal 8 8 14
    4 Man Utd 8 7 14
    5 Tottenham 8 3 14
    6 West Brom 8 -3 12
    7 Bolton 8 0 11
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    10 Blackpool 8 -5 10
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    13 Wigan 8 -9 9
    14 Newcastle 8 0 8
    15 Sunderland 7 0 8
    16 Blackburn 7 -1 8
    17 Birmingham 8 -4 7
    18 Wolves 8 -5 6
    19 Liverpool 8 -6 6
    20 West Ham 8 -9 6

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