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MetiNews.Com - James Rodriguez features among other Everton moments you may have missed from the 2-2 draw against Liverpool
Breaking News ! Everton stayed at the top of the Premier League with Saturday's 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Goodison Park. The Blues fell behind twice thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in either half, drawing levels thanks to a header from Michael Keane in the first period and Dominic Calvert-Lewin's equaliser in the second. Carlo Ancelotti's side are now unbeaten having played eight matches this season in all competitions, taking 13 points from a possible 15 in the Premier League. Supporters were able to watch the match live on BT Sport but, were there some moments that slipped by? We've collected some things that you might have missed across Saturday's game. Godfrey takes in surroundings As we now know, Ben Godfrey was to make his debut against Liverpool on Saturday. And, he stepped up to his tough task very well in the end - despite being introduced as a right-back rather than in his usual role as a central defender. But it was almost as if the 22-year-old knew what was to face him this weekend. Ahead of kick off, the former Norwich City man came out onto the Goodison pitch to take in his new surroundings for a good five minutes before either side came out to warm up. The defender didn't have to wait long to be reintroduced to the pitch, of course, and he performed very well on his debut when he was brought on for Seamus Coleman in the first half. James calms Pickford The first-half saw Liverpool dominate most of the proceedings. The Reds took the lead earlier on through Mane, with the forward blasting a shot beyond Jordan Pickford with there being little the goalkeeper could do. However, after the England No. 1 brought down Virgil van Dijk and escaped a red card, there were some nerves apparent in the 26-year-old. For a certain period of time following that incident, Pickford was launching balls up to the far end of the pitch which were fairly aimless. And, after one particular effort into the Liverpool half, James Rodriguez took the opportunity to turn around and gesture to the Everton goalkeeper to calm down. That did occur, of course, later in the game - with the Blues shot-stopper pulling off some important saves to eventually make sure the game finished 2-2.
. Rodriguez played a fantastic ball down the left flank to release Lucas Digne, and the French full back raced into the final third to meet the pass. Almost without hesitation, the 27-year-old put an inch-perfect cross into the box for Calvert-Lewin to meet and plant his header into the bottom corner of Adrian's net. And, while there were no fans generally in the stadium, there was one supporter sat among the press box. Tony Bellew, former world champion boxer, was in the stands watching the game and was intensely involved in proceedings. When Calvert-Lewin nodded home the equaliser, the Blues supporter couldn't hide his allegiance by celebrating wildly for the striker's header. Who knows what would have happened if Ancelotti's side had managed to win?!
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Mina goes for victory Everton did have a slight opportunity to perhaps get a win in the end. Right before the referee was set to blow the final whistle Everton won a free kick on the far side of the pitch when Alex Iwobi was brought down. This was a chance to get the ball into the box and secure three points...or was it? Richarlison, by this point, had already been sent off. And so, there seemed to be some debate among the Blues squad over whether they should all go forward for the opportunity or not. Yerry Mina made his feelings very clear, however. The Colombia defender urged all his team-mates to get forward and crowd out the penalty area in a bid for the 10 men to try and snatch all three points. Unfortunately that couldn't be the case, but it's the thought that counts.
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