I suffered quite a bit of red mist during the 3-3 thriller at Goodison Park; not just about the result but about other things that happened during that game, quite a headline grabber.
First off, it was a spectacularly entertaining game and definitely one for the neutrals, tackles flying in, goal mouth scrambles and cracking saves – a great advert from the premier league. But for me it was all tainted by two people: Kevin Mirallas and Joe Allen.
How Kevin Mirallas stayed on the pitch was beyond me, the ref had the best view and yet it was still a yellow. Luis Suarez was lucky to be able to carry on. However, whether the result would have changed with a red card is debatable.
The second, Joe Allen. All I can say is that I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t play for a long time.
It was good to see Suarez and Sturridge get a goal each and keep the scoring momentum going, it was also another day where Lukaku has shown what a monster he is with his power, pace and finishing. Roberto Martinez demonstrated his vision of how he can get Everton playing which is far more entertaining than Moyes ever did.
It leaves Liverpool still second in the league and looking good, a draw was a fair result but it has given our near rivals a chance to gain some points which Arsenal, City and Chelsea have all done at time of writing.
The Gerrard leading with the elbow thing was dubious but it wasn’t comparable to the Mirallas tackle, so don’t bother.