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Honours even in 2-2 Merseyside derby draw

sports Updated: Jan 16, 2011 21:44 IST

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Kenny Dalglish went through the full gamut of emotions at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool took a deserved lead against Everton, trailed 2-1, then salvaged a Premier League point with a Dirk Kuyt penalty.

Having lost at Manchester United in the FA Cup and then at Blackpool in the league after bringing in Dalglish to replace manager Roy Hodgson, Liverpool produced a dominant first-half display and deservedly went ahead through Raul Meireles's 29th-minute drive.

Everton stormed back with goals by Sylvain Distin and Jermaine Beckford in the first seven minutes of the second half, only for Dirk Kuyt to make it 2-2 with a 68th-minute penalty.

Manchester United, knocked off the top of the standings by Manchester City's 4-3 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, visit fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur later on Sunday (1605 GMT).

Sunday's two early games, between Birmingham City and Aston Villa, and Sunderland and Newcastle United, both finished 1-1.