Everton win a thrilling Merseyside derby in the reserves league

Liverpool 2 – Everton 3 (Barclays FA Premier Reserve League, October 15, 2008) After a low key first half (highlights here), the game exploded to life in the second half as Liverpool went into a two-goal lead. Jordy Brouwer opened the scoring 10 minutes, before Gerardo Bruna added a fine second 11 minutes later when he curled in a superb free-kick from the left, in off the post. James Vaughan headed Everton back into the game from Akpan’s cross. Then Lee Molyneux’s stunning free-kick levelled the scores on 69 minute, with Vaughan stealing the headlines nine minutes from time when he beat Bouzanis to an Anichebe through ball and lofted the ball into the empty net to mark a terrific turnaround. (Second half highlights here.)

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Northern Ireland 4 – San Marino 0 (2010 World Cup qualifiers, October 15, 2008) David Healy struck low into the net for his opening goal of the campaign and a blistering shot from Grant McCann made it 2-0 at the break. Kyle Lafferty slotted in from close range for the third before San Marino’s Mauro Marani was red-carded for striking Michael O’Connor in the face. A cheeky Steve Davis finish 15 minutes from time sealed a vital three points.

Ireland 1 – Cyprus 0 (2010 World Cup qualifiers, October 15, 2008) Ireland’s goal came in the fifth minute, Damien Duff spun free of his marker, sprinted past two defenders and chipped in a cross which Robbie Keane got on the end of to nod home.

Cuba 2 – Guatemala 1 (2010 World Cup qualifiers, October 15, 2008)

Costa Rica 2 – Haiti 0 (2010 World Cup qualifiers, October 15, 2008)

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DC United 2 – New England Revolution 1 (MLS, October 16, 2008) Taylor Twellman (his 99th goal of his career) put the Revolution in front just before the hour mark, but a brace from Francis Doe gave DC the victory and kept their play-off hopes alive.


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