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Carroll Scores In Derby Win

The Merseyside derby was once again packed full of twists and turns as Liverpool eventually walked away with all three points. The Reds managed to put two past a ten man Everton side with Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez getting themselves on the score sheet.

Early proceedings saw Luis Suarez denied by a good save from Tim Howard and Everton's Louis Saha unlucky on several occasions. It was pretty level pegging but already the tackles were flying in.

The first real incident involved Jack Rodwell. Referee Martin Atkinson believed the foul on Luis Suarez was so bad, it deserved a straight red card.

From the way Suarez hit the deck, it looked a lot worse that it was and after looking at the replays, Everton certainly had a case. In my eyes in wasn't even a foul, a warning would have sufficed. A red card for such an incident is quite shocking but i can't say i was too bothered at the time.

The thing is, even if Rodwell was still on the pitch, it was too early to tell which way th…