Everton 2-2 Liverpool: Jordan Henderson Dramatic Injury Time Winner Chalked Off by VAR

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Everton came from behind twice to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League in a Merseyside derby thriller as Liverpool were denied a stoppage-time winner by the video assistant referee.

As Liverpool celebrated in the corner, referee Michael Oliver – with the aid of VAR – ruled Sadio Mane had been fractionally offside in the build-up to the goal as Everton survived the late scare to take a share of the spoils.

Mane fired the visitors into an early lead (3) that was cancelled out by Michael Keane’s header (19), but Mohamed Salah restored Liverpool’s advantage with a well-taken finish for his 100th goal for the club.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s towering header restored parity with nine minutes left but Everton were then reduced to 10 men when Richarlison was sent off for a wild challenge on Thiago.

Richarlison was sent off for a rash challenge on Thiago Alcantara and that indiscretion looked to have been doubly punished in injury time by Henderson, only for VAR to intervene and keep Everton three points ahead of Liverpool, who are unbeaten in 23 Merseyside derbies in all competitions, at the top of the table.

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