The Sunday Papers Round-Up 1/2/2004

Posted by Rushian on February 1, 2004, 02:18:52 AM

A quick round up of the match reports on the Merseyside derby from the Sunday broadsheets:

Martyn repels Liverpool tide - John Aizlewood, The Sunday Times

Life is full of little mysteries. Yesterday offered another: just how did the breathless, exhilarating maelstrom that was the 170th Merseyside league derby end goalless? Liverpool, who created myriad chances and dominated the contest from start to finish, will still be wondering when the season ends in May. Everton will point to the heroic Alan Stubbs in defence and the supremely calm Nigel Martyn in goal, and exhale deeply ...

Times Match Report

Even Houllier enjoys the entertainment - Paul Wilson, The Observer

David Moyes is still waiting for his first Merseyside derby victory and Everton have not won in five games, but you would never have guessed from the huge contribution they made to a memorable match. Moyes can have no possible complaints with his players and even Gérard Houllier was impressed with the entertainment on offer ...

Observer Match Report

Martyn defies the years and the Red tide - David Hadfield, Independent on Sunday

A goalless draw in the Merseyside derby might sound like a tense and cramped affair, but the fact that the 170th in this long series remained that way was due almost entirely to the outstanding work of two busy goalkeepers ...

Independent Match Report

Martyn's heroics defy Liverpool - Roy Collins, Sunday Telegraph

Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier turned his Gallic nose up at Merseyside derbies before the game, dismissing them as too often producing sub-standard fare. And he will absolutely have loathed this one because it was full of everything that coaches work so hard on the training ground to eradicate - sloppy defending, misplaced passes and woeful finishing ...

Telegraph Match Report

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