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Classic Merseyside clashes

Liverpool 3 Everton 1

FA Cup final, 1986

The first all-Merseyside FA Cup final saw the two clubs at the height of their power go head-to-head at Wembley, with Gary Lineker opening the scoring for Everton.

However, Liverpool hit back in the second half with Ian Rush scoring twice either side of a goal for Craig Johnston.

Liverpool 3 Everton 2

FA Cup final, 1989

In a deeply emotional affair just five weeks after the Hillsborough disaster, the two clubs met at Wembley in what was billed the friendly final.

John Aldridge's early goal looked like being the Liverpool winner until Everton's Stuart McCall struck just before the final whistle. Ian Rush put the Reds ahead again only for McCall to score a sensational second, but moments later Rush grabbed his second to win the cup.

Everton 4 Liverpool 4

FA Cup fifth round 1991

Significant for being the last match before Kenny Dalglish stepped down after his first spell in charge. Peter Beardsley and Graeme Sharp traded two goals each to make it 2-2 before Ian Rush's header was cancelled out by Tony Cottee.

John Barnes gave the Reds an extra-time lead only for Cottee to come back with another equaliser.

Everton 2 Liverpool 3


Emile Heskey gave the visitors the lead but Duncan Ferguson replied for Everton only for Markus Babbel to put the Reds in front just after half-time. Robbie Fowler then missed a penalty and David Unsworth scored one to make it 2-2 with seven minutes remaining before veteran midfielder Gary McAllister scored his famous 40-yard free-kick in the dying seconds.

Everton 3 Liverpool 0


Everton recorded their biggest win over their near-neighbours for 42 years and only their second victory in 14 derbies.

Midfielder Tim Cahill gave the Toffees the lead midway through the first half and Andrew Johnson doubled the advantage before the interval.

Liverpool had a penalty claim turned down late in the game before Jose Reina failed to deal with Lee Carsley's long-range strike and in trying to keep the ball out merely flicked it up for Johnson to nod in the third.