Carlo Ancelotti makes history as Everton edge rivals Liverpool in the Premier League
An early goal from Richarlison and a Gylfi Sigurðsson penalty sealed all three points for the Toffees.
Everton FC ended their dismal run against neighbors Liverpool on Saturday when they beat last season champions 2-0 away at Anfield, and in doing so they broke their jinx of winless run against their rivals since 2010.
This victory also means that Everton have ended their 22-year wait to win a Premier League game at Anfield, last time blues won a match at their rival’s home was in 1999.
For Liverpool this is the club’s poor run of form on their home ground since 1923, having lost four consecutive games in the league and also suffered more losses in 2021 than the whole of 2019 and 2020 combined.
Everton took the lead in the third minute of the game when James Rodriguez found Richarlison just outside the box with his well-timed pass to release the Brazilian, who was onside and finished past Alison on the far left corner.
Liverpool, who dominated the first half with much more possession created some decent chances for themselves, but much-maligned Everton stopper Jordan Pickford came to his team’s rescue to ensure the score remains in favour of Toffees.
Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled his team’s lead when he successfully converted his penalty, which was awarded when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s elevated foot brought down substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
This victory means Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first Everton manager to win at Anfield in the 21st century, having last won at the stadium in 1999. Also, this was the first win for the Goodison-based club over Liverpool in 24 meetings across all competitions (12 Draws and 11 Losses).
Both clubs are now level on 40 points. Liverpool will travel to Sheffield United in their next league match, while Everton host Southampton