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Liverpool 1 Everton 1: Late Rooney penalty secures unlikely derby draw

Wayne Rooney scored a late penalty as Everton claimed an unlikely 1-1 draw against a dominant Liverpool at Anfield in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Everton had offered next to no attacking threat in a game they were second best in for large periods but Rooney slammed home from the spot with 14 minutes left after Dejan Lovren had bundled Dominic Calvert-Lewin over in the box, a decision furiously protested by the Liverpool defender.

Mohamed Salah had earlier given Jurgen Klopp’s side the lead to continue his sensational season.

The winger curled home a wonderful effort from 15 yards in the 42nd minute to give the hosts a deserved lead and take him above Harry Kane as the Premier League’s outright top scorer this season.

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The goal was no more than Liverpool deserved in a completely one-sided first half in which Jordan Henderson completed more passes than then entire Everton side combined.

But Salah missed a golden opportunity to put the game to bed with a back-post header shortly after the break and the Toffees took full advantage of that reprieve to maintain Sam Allardyce’s unbeaten start to life at the club.

Is that your favourite Mo Salah strike for the Reds so far?

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 10, 2017


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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