Monday, March 21, 2005
Liverpool Tops Everton in Exciting Derby
Captain Gerrard & Garcia Lifts Pool
Woah, unbelievable match. If you watched it too, you would agree with me.
Injuries to Warnock, Hamman & Morientes (all in the first half) forced Rafael Benitez to change his game plans & brought on Nunez, Biscan & Smicer. Captain Gerrard gave Pool the lead with a opening goal in the 27th min & Garcia added another within the next 5 mins & Pool went into half-time 2-0 up at Anfield.
Liverpool could have sealed victory at Anfield much earlier, if not for serveral missed chances by Milan Baros. Baros was hardworking & ran all over the field. However, a senseless tackle earned him a immediate red card & headed to the dressing room for an early shower in the 77th min.
Everton was given a lifeline with Pool down to 10 men & pulled a goal back in the 82nd min. Though Everton launched a last minute bid to snatch the equaliser, Pool defended their slender lead & emerged victorious in the 201st derby.
Pool lifted themselves over Bolton into the 5th spot & moved themselves within 4 pts behind Everton. They have to beat Bolton this coming Saturday & hope that Everton loses their match on Sunday, away at West Brom.
A miracle seems to be surfacing for Pool.