Everton claims century’s first victory over Liverpool at Anfield

Everton claims century’s first victory over Liverpool at Anfield

Everton have claimed their first Premier League win at Liverpool since 1999 with a 2-0 victory at Anfield.

The win condemned Juergen Klopp’s fading champions to a fourth straight home defeat.

The win moved seventh-placed Everton level with Liverpool on 40 points. Everton had not won in 20 attempts in the league against their Merseyside rivals.

But Brazilian Richarlison put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead in the third minute; producing a cool finish after a delightful through ball from James Rodriguez.

An 83rd minute penalty from substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson; after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was ruled to have been brought down by Trent Alexander-Arnold, made sure of the win for Everton.

Liverpool have not lost four home matches in a row in the league since 1923.

Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Amin Younes scored a superb goal and helped to create another; as his team beat Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday.

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The win helped them to stay on course for a UEFA Champions League spot.

However, Bayern Munich remain top on 49 points, with second-placed RB Leipzig; who have 44 points, in action at Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Also, fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt are level on 42 points with VfL Wolfsburg; who are third and won 3-0 at Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.

Former Germany international Younes, on loan from Napoli, helped to set up Daichi Kamada for the first goal. It came after 12 minutes as Eintracht Frankfurt stretched their unbeaten run to 11 league games.

With Germany coach Joachim Loew watching in the stands ahead of international matches in March; Younes who won the last of five Germany caps in 2017 was impressive.

He thundered in a shot from the edge of the penalty box in the 31st minute, after taking on the entire Bayern Munich defence.

“That was Younes’s best performance of the season,” Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Huetter said. “In the first half, he was world-class.”

The Bavarians, who won their sixth title in less than nine months with their  FIFA Club World Cup triumph last week in Qatar, looked anything but fresh.

 

 

Source: Reuters

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