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Fifth round replay – Kenny Dalglish's last game as Liverpool manager

4 October ~ Everton and Liverpool go into today’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park separated by just one point after seven games. Among the many past matches between the two, one of the most famous is their 4-4 draw in the FA Cup fifth round replay in 1991. Everton, floating in mid-table in the league, repeatedly pulled back their title-challenging opponents, with Graeme Sharp and substitute Tony Cottee getting two each, while Peter Beardsley (2), Ian Rush and John Barnes were the scorers for the visitors. 

Most significantly, this was to be Kenny Dalglish’s last game in charge of Liverpool. He resigned two days after this match on health grounds, with the club three points ahead in the league. After his departure Liverpool lost 1-0 to Everton in the second replay (Dave Watson scored the only goal) and fell away in the title race, finishing seven points behind Arsenal. Everton, meanwhile, lost 2-1 to West Ham in the next round.

Everton 4-4 Liverpool, FA Cup fifth round replay, 1991

Everton 1-0 Liverpool, FA Cup fifth round second replay, 1991

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