Draw a fair result in Merseyside thriller

Draw a fair result in Merseyside thriller
Everton's Lukaku scores a goal against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool.

EVERTON 3

(Kevin Mirallas 8, Romelu Lukaku 72, 81)

LIVERPOOL 3

(Philippe Coutinho 5, Luis Suarez 19, Daniel Sturridge 89)

So often, Merseyside derbies can be tense, nervous affairs, high on aggression, low on excitement.

Not this one.

Liverpool took an early lead, held it for barely three minutes and then regained their advantage before the first 20 minutes were up.

Everton came back after the break, took the lead through Romelu Lukaku and appeared to capture all three points.

And then, with just a minute to play, substitute Daniel Sturridge popped up to claim a share of the spoils.

It was breathless, high-octane stuff, it was a relentless assault on the senses. It was, it must be said, the fairest possible result.

There were heroes here for both sides of Stanley Park.

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