Monday, January 26, 2009

Liverpool held yet again by Everton

Liverpool and Everton drew 1-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round clash at Anfield on Sunday in a repeat of their league draw last week.

It was the 210th derby meeting between the red and blue halves of Merseyside.

Australia's Tim Cahill again showed his prowess in the air by setting up Everton's goal for Joleon Lescott after a corner in the 27th minute, but Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard equalised with a low, powerful left-foot shot in the 54th minute that beat Everton keeper Tim Howard at his near post.

Fernando Torres's skill in controlling the ball and then flicking it into the path of Gerrard with his heel set up the goal.

In Sunday's earlier fourth-round tie, Cardiff City drew 0-0 with Arsenal at home at Ninian Park.

Cardiff had numerous chances to win but were unable to score, while Arsenal gradually came back into the game during the second half and squandered some chances of their own.

The replays are in ten days' time.

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