Alex Iwobi Helps Everton Earn First Victory Away To Liverpool Since 1999

Nigeria international and Everton striker, Alex Iwobi, helped his team Everton record their first win away to Liverpool for the first time since a one nil victory in 1999.

Everton beat Liverpool two nil on Saturday thanks to a goal scored three minutes into the match by Richarlison and an 83rd minute penalty by Sigurdsson.

In an interview before the match, the Nigeria international expressed optimism due to the absence of Liverpool fans as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

Referring to the empty stadium Iwobi said, ‘It may be a bit of an advantage for us, but it’s a Merseyside derby so both teams are going to be up for the game.’

In a landmark result for both sides, Everton earned their first derby win anywhere since 2010, while Liverpool have now lost four successive home matches for the first time since 1923.

Richarlison put Everton in front after three minutes when he latched on to a superb pass from James Rodriguez to beat Allison.

Liverpool responded and Pickford saved well from Jordan Henderson, who went off injured in the first half, while Everton captain Seamus Coleman should have added to Richarlison’s strike only to head straight at Alisson from six yards.

Sadio Mane wasted two headed chances for Liverpool in the second half while Pickford saved superbly from Salah, leaving Everton to wrap up their first derby win in 24 attempts when substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the spot with seven minutes left after Dominic Calvert-Lewin tangled with Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was all smiles at the final whistle but this was more abject Anfield misery for his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, as his team’s flimsy Premier League title defence crumbles.