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Full-time Summary: Everton 2-0 Liverpool
The Reds' new owners had to watch their new team struggle against their local rivals, losing 2-0 against Everton at Goodison, leaving them in the relegation zone, in 19th position behind Wolves on goal difference.
Full match report will follow...
11: Free kick just outside box, Arteta against the wall, back towards Cahill, Jagielka puts a good chance high and over.
14: Distin turns & feeds it past the goal, too easy, too much space, deflects out for a corner, Liverpool have to weather early storm.
23: Torres heads Joe Cole's cut in cross over, first effort on goal.
24: Lucas kicks over from corner.
28: Reina stops and picks up Yakubu's shot from 18 yards out, low to his right
31: Meireles shot blocked by Heitinga.
33:26: Coleman brilliant start retains possession, cross into box, pass back, unstoppable, right-foot curl-turn shot, by Tim Cahill, solid strike over & around Reina, 1-0.
41: Torres getting in his team mate's way in the box, chance wasted.
45: Strong Osman shot into Reina's gloves.
46: Maxi nicks one into Howard's gloves, on target.
49:17: Arteta right foot strike in, curled right past Reina from just outside the box, after Kyrgiakos headed back corner, too much space, no cover, 2-0. Yakubu in offside position blocking Reina's view? Active? Involved? Offside? Obviously not, 2-0 it stands.
58: Torres loses the ball once again... Can Liverpool create anything like a threat? So far, no's the answer...
60: Soft, low corner by Gerrard, easily kicked out... Hodgson pondering a change... Nest corner sizzles out to nothing again for Liverpool... More possesson by the Reds though, have to keep up work rate if they want to catch up...
62: Torres pulled back by Jagielka in the box? Soft, sad, shame...
63: Low shot by Meireles, easy hold for Howard.
65: Rodriguez to Torres, thumps it high.
68: Joe Cole finds space but puts it high and over too.
68: Last 10 min possession: Everton 42%-58% Liverpool
69: Howard spills Meireles shot, Everton shivering?
77: Beckford kicks ball into goal after the whistle has gone, cheeky and risky after he had just been booked.
79: Beckford goes down in the box v Skrtel, no contact evident, no penalty.
83: Howard gets finger tips onto Gerrard cross, corner.
84: Free kick right side of the box, headed out by Kyrgiakos, goal kick.
85: Beckford shot off Kyrgiakos for a corner, soft.
86: Gerrard shot wide, Hodgson looking frustated, rightly so, Liverpool's new owners looking on.
87: Torres shot saved by Howard, delayed shot, past defender, not bad.
89: Beckford goes down dramatically against Skrtel, Everton take their time, put very wide, nearly hitting the corner flag.
92: Should have been 3-0, Everton break free, Beckford all the space in the world puts it high and over.
93: Babel catches Howard by surprise, Ngog puts one wide seconds later, corner taken quickly, another corner from that. Everton defending mad, Meireles puts one wide after Jovanovic's shot is cleared by a defender. Intensive last minutes, but all for nothing in the end.
95: Beckford breaks late on but loses it to a Red defender, Reina's ball in the end.
Everton: 24 Howard; 3 Baines, 5 Heitinga (2 Hibbert 72), 6 Jagielka, 15 Distin; 18 Neville, 23 Coleman, 10 Arteta (goal 50; 16 Beckford 74, booked 76), 17 Cahill (booked 29, goal 34); 21 Osman (7 Bilyaletdinov 46), 22 Yakubu.
Subs not used: 1 Mucha, 30 Shokdran Mustafi, 19 Magaye Gueye, 37 Baxter.
Liverpool: 25 Reina; 3 Konchesky, 16 Kyrgiakos, 23 Carragher, 37 Skrtel; 4 Raul Meireles (booked 31), 8 Gerrard, 10 Cole (19 Babel 80), 17 Maxi (booked 19, 14 Jovanovic 85), 21 Lucas (24 Ngog 71); 9 Torres (booked 88).
Subs not used: 1 Jones, 6 Aurelio, 34 Kelly, 26 Spearing.
1st half stats:
On target: 3-1
Free kicks: 6-7
2nd half stats:
On target: 1-6
Free kicks: 3-3
Action Areas first 10 minutes: Everton 10%-41%-49% Liverpool
Referee: Howard Webb
Man of the match: Tim Cahill