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Salah wasteful as Liverpool held by Everton - Reds one point behind City in EPL title race

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (left) hugs his teammate Lucas Digne at the end of the English Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, yesterday. The match ended 0-0.

LIVERPOOL, England (AP):

Mohamed Salah wasted scoring chances as Liverpool failed to regain top spot from Manchester City after being held 0-0 by cross-town rivals Everton in the Premier League yesterday.

Seeking to end a 29-year wait for the top-flight title, Liverpool trail defending champions City by a point with nine matches remaining after a fourth draw in six matches.

And Salah’s search for a 50th league goal for the club continues.

When Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin got caught out of position in central midfield, Fabinho slipped through a pass, but Salah narrowed the angle too much and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pulled off a good save.

Salah wasted another chance 10 minutes into the second half when he was put through thanks to Joel Matip’s weaving run, but the Egypt forward delayed and defender Michael Keane got back to block.

Everton, which have gone 17 derbies without a win, are in 10th place.