English Premiership

Still no win for Liverpool

2011-01-16 19:46

Liverpool - Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is still searching for a first victory since his return to Anfield, and needed Dirk Kuyt's penalty to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw on Sunday in the Merseyside derby with Everton.

Click to vote and WIN in the Sport24 Annual Awards

Dalglish took over from Roy Hodgson last weekend, and has since lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup, and Blackpool.

Raul Meireles put Liverpool ahead just before the half hour in Dalglish's first game in charge at Anfield since resigning as manager in 1991, but goals from Sylvain Distin and Jermaine Beckford in the space of six minutes at the start of the second half put Everton ahead.

Kuyt converted a penalty in the 68th minute to deny Everton a first win at Anfield in nine attempts, and keep the teams level on 26 points.

After scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Blackpool on Wednesday, Fernando Torres again looked sharp. The striker came close to adding to his tally in the first half when he held off a challenge from Distin, but his shot come back off the post before Kuyt's effort was deflected wide.

The hosts were dominant, and took the lead in the 29th minute through Meireles.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard pushed away Kuyt's header and then saved the Dutchman's shot before Meireles drove in from the edge of the area for his first goal for the club.

Maxi Rodriguez and Torres had opportunities to double Liverpool's lead, and Howard also denied Meireles before half time.

But Everton responded just 39 seconds after the restart, with Distin getting the better of Martin Skrtel in the air to head in from Mikel Arteta's corner for the Frenchmans first Premier League goal since March 2007.

In the 51st minute, Everton took the lead with another direct move. Victor Anichebe beat Martin Kelly to a long ball forward and Leon Osman guided a pass through to Beckford who clipped a shot past Pepe Reina.

Six minutes into the second half, Everton pulled ahead when Anichebe beat Martin Kelly in the air and Osman fed Beckford, whose curling effort beat Reina.

But midway through the second period, Liverpool were given another chance to respond when Howard bundled Rodriguez over in the area as they contested a loose ball.

Netherlands international Kuyt sent Howard the wrong way with the resulting penalty to bring Liverpool level.

The hosts had the better chances to win it, with Torres missing with a chip, but neither side could find a winner.

Read more on:    epl


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

De Allende's star burns bright
Boks were 'in a dark space'
Pacific island teams singled out for rough tactics?
Ireland favourites but France bullish
17 October 2015
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool, White Hart Lane 13:45
Manchester City v Bournemouth, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Manchester United, Goodison Park 16:00
Crystal Palace v West Ham United, Selhurst Park 16:00
Southampton v Leicester City, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Aston Villa, Stamford Bridge 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Arsenal, Vicarage Road 18:30
18 October 2015
Newcastle United v Norwich City, St. James' Park 17:00
19 October 2015
Swansea City v Stoke City, Liberty Stadium 21:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.