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Everton 0-1 Liverpool - Mane breaks Blue hearts

It was always going to happen, wasn’t it?

Everton v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool’s ability to screw Everton over in a variety of painful ways continues with Sadio Mane scoring in the 94th minute to snatch the points at Goodison Park.

Mane poked home the rebound after Daniel Sturridge’s shot had hit the post at the end of a half Liverpool had dominated.

Everton had just 32% possession and one shot on target during the 90 minutes, so were always dicing with death by dropping so deep during the second half.

It was all very different in the first period, with the Toffees carrying on the momentum from Tuesday’s win over Arsenal.

Liverpool were hussled and harried out of possession, though Everton struggled to create any real clearcut chances.

The turning point in the game was injury to James McCarthy. The Ireland midfielder came off with what looked like a hamstring injury at half-time and replaced by Gareth Barry.

With McCarthy off the pitch Everton lost their intensity and were pinned back in their own half.

To make things worse Maarten Stekelenburg was also forced off with a thigh injury, with the time taken to treat the goalkeeper resulting in eight minutes of stoppage-time.

His replacement, Joel Robles, made a decent stop to deny Roberto Firmino and it looked like being enough to secure a point.

It sadly wasn’t to be as Liverpool struck in the most painful way possible and make it six years and 20 games without a derby win for Everton.