Everton 2-2 Liverpool: VAR ruins Merseyside derby

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (R) gets past Everton's Andre Gomes during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park in Liverpool, Britain, on Oct. 17, 2020. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Xinhua)

Everton's ten-year run without a win against local rivals Liverpool continued as their 100 percent start to the new season was ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw in Goodison Park on Saturday, but Carlo Ancelotti's men will probably not complain too much after this feisty derby.

It is 10 years to the day that Everton claimed their last win against Liverpool and they got off to the worst possible start when Sadio Mane put the Reds ahead in the third minute after neat work from Andrew Robertson.

Everton keeper Jordan Pickford was lucky to avoid a red card just three minutes later after a wild challenge on Virgil Van Dijk which caught the defender on his knee.

Michael Keane leveled the scores in the 19th minute and the game turned into an exciting match with neither side holding anything back.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool in front again with just 18 minutes to go with a curling left foot shot. But Dominic Calvert-Lewin then added a second for Everton in the 81st minute, which assured that the spoils were shared.

Liverpool thought they had won the game in injury-time, but Jordan Henderson's strike was ruled out after Mane was adjudged by VAR to have been offside by the tiniest of margins.

Raheem Sterling netted the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute to give Manchester City a 1-0 win at home to Arsenal.

City keeper Ederson made important saves from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka to give his side their second league win of the campaign.

Manchester United recovered from their 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side beat Newcastle 4-1 away from home.

The only goal for Newcastle came from United defender Luke Shaw's own goal just two minutes into the match. Harry Maguire flicked home an equalizer with a near post header in the 23rd minute.

Bruno Fernandes had the perfect chance to put his side ahead from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half after Marcus Rashford had been brought down, but his spot-kick was magnificently saved by Karl Darlow.

The Portuguese midfielder atoned for his error in the 86th minute when he put his side in front, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Rashford then scored to add some gloss to the score in injury-time.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Chelsea dropped two points at home to Southampton in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

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