Insane late goal gifts Liverpool derby win
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The Merseyside Derby had been goal-free for 186 minutes when Divock Origi followed a ball that bounced off the cross bar twice to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Sunday.
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The Reds stay two points back of Man City, while Everton is sixth with 22 points (eight back of fifth place Spurs).
Scroll down to see the insane winner, which Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford kept in play and hit the cross bar twice before landing for Origi on the goal line.
Yerry Mina just missed heading a Lucas Digne free kick across goal in the fourth minute.
At the other end, Sadio Mane blazed over the bar in the 12th minute after a Mohamed Salah flick.
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Yet Everton had an even better chance, with Andre Gomes’ point-blank header stopped by Alisson Becker before the Portuguese midfielder saw the rebound hit him and creep to the goal line where Joe Gomez cleared it. Gomez on Gomes crime.
Roberto Firmino stung the gloves of Jordan Pickford in the 30th minute, and Theo Walcott set up Richarlison for a chance at the other end moments later. The Brazilian looked to have been fouled by Virgil van Dijk, but no call arrived in favor of Everton.
Salah then cued up Shaqiri for a good chance on Pickford, but the Everton man blocked the shot.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
100 - This will be the 100th top-flight Merseyside derby played at Anfield – Liverpool have won 43 to Everton’s 23, with 33 draws. Stakes. pic.twitter.com/qD3Bes1wyv
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2018
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Liverpool’s Egyptian wizard picked up where he left off to start the second half, spinning a shot just wide of the left post from atop the arc.
Mane missed another chance when a through ball left him a harsh angle on Pickford.
Bernard screwed a 66th minute chance wide of the far post as Everton bid for an opener.
Divock Origi hit the bar in the 87th minute, moments before an unheeded handball shout in the box. But he followed up Van Dijk’s flubbed bid to win it by picking the second bounce off the cross bar.