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Everton and Liverpool share spoils on Merseyside

Published on Oct 29, 2012 12:55 AM

LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - Everton battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Liverpool in the first Merseyside derby of the English Premier League season at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Leighton Baines put through his own net to give Liverpool the lead after 14 minutes when he diverted in Luis Suarez's low cross.

The Uruguayan footballer, heavily criticised before the match by Everton manager David Moyes for his perceived habit of diving, celebrated by racing over to the Everton dugout and throwing himself theatrically to the ground.

The striker had even more to cheer five minutes later, glancing in a perfectly directed Steven Gerrard free kick to put his side two goals up.

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