England Premier League — 29 October 2012

Yesterday’s Premier League games were full of goals and drama. The early kick-off on Sunday produced a pulsating 2-2 draw between rivals Everton and Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool couldn’t have asked for a better start as a Luis Suarez effort took a deflection off England full-back Leighton Baines in the 14th minute and found the net.

The Reds made it two in the 20th minute, Luis Suarez heading home from Steven Gerrard’s delivery. The Toffee’s were back in the game in the 22nd minute, midfielder Leon Osman’s shot taking a deflection off Joe Allen before finding the bottom corner of the Liverpool net.

Everton turned the game around in the 35th minute. Marouane Fellaini’s cross was fired home from close-range by Scottish international Steven Naismith. One of Everton’s best players of the first half Kevin Mirallas had to be substituted at half-time, after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez stood on his ankle.

Despite losing Mirallas Everton still looked the more likely to score, but Liverpool still looked dangerous on the counter-attack and Liverpool thought they had found a winner deep into injury-time.

Steven Gerrard’s delivery was headed across the face of the Everton goal by defender Sebastian Coates and Luis Suarez fired past Tim Howard in the Toffee’s goal. Unfortunately for the Uruguayan he was flagged offside by the linesman.

Manchester United defeated Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, after the Blues were reduced to nine-men. The visitors took the lead in the 4th minute through an unfortunate own goal from David Luiz. Robin Van Persie doubled United’s lead in the 12th minute.

Juan Mata scored a superb free-kick just before the break and midfielder Ramires headed the equaliser for the Blues in the 52nd minute. The game swung United’s way in the 63rd minute, as Branislav Ivanovic was sent-off for clipping Ashley Young’s heels.

Chelsea were reduced to nine-men in the 69th minute as Fernando Torres received a second booking for simulation. Chelsea defended well, but in the 75th minute striker Javier Hernandez fired home the winner, despite being offside. The result was definitely harsh on Chelsea.

Other results from Sunday’s games

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Southampton 1-2 Tottenham

Do performances of officials needed to be looked at?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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