Everton 2-2 Liverpool
A Merseyside derby packed full of passion and drama ended in a 2-2 draw, despite a late disallowed Luis Suarez goal.
The first half was a classic advert for the Premier League, with both sides sacrificing defence for attack in wave after wave of attacking play. Everton started brightly right from the kick-off, Steven Naismith almost connecting with a cross from Nikica Jelavic before Martin Skrtel nipped in to win the ball, a recurrent theme throughout the afternoon.
Kevin Mirallas forced Daniel Agger to think on his feet minutes later with a run from the halfway line and a stinging shot across the face of goal, and it was slightly against the run of play that Liverpool took the lead.
Suarez was at the heart of everything good about Liverpool today, and it was his shot that slammed in off the unfortunate Leighton Baines, the opener going down as an own goal from the defender.
Just six minutes later, and after celebrating Baines' own goal by diving in front of the feet of David Moyes, Suarez grabbed the goal he was looking for, heading the ball past Tim Howard from a Steven Gerrard free kick.
Liverpool, though, without back to back league wins since last December, started to look nervous keeping hold of their two-goal cushion, and it took just two minutes for Everton to cut the deficit through a Leon Osman volley from the edge of the box.
That goal handed the Toffees renewed impetus and they found the equalising goal after 35 minutes, Steven Naismith sprinting into the box before connecting with a lovely cross from Marouane Fellaini from the left wing.
The second half didn't live up to the first half in terms of chances or drama, although Raheem Sterling missed a golden opportunity to score just after the restart, the youngster curling a shot wide of the target after running through one on one with Howard.
Skrtel kept Everton at bay on more than a couple of occasions, thwarting Jelavic twice before flinging his body between the ball and the goal from a Baines shot, but the second half drama was reserved for the death as Suarez saw a goal wrongly disallowed.
Sebastian Coates headed down Steven Gerrard's free kick and Suarez reacted fastest to stab the ball past Howard, but the linesman immediately raised his flag. Whether that was for offside or a foul in the build-up was unclear, as the goal looked a good one, but Liverpool fans will rightly be furious at the flawed decision that cost them the Merseyside bragging rights for the next few months.