soccernewsMane scores Liverpool's fastest Premier League derby goal

Mane scores Liverpool's fastest Premier League derby goal

Sadio Mane celebrates putting Liverpool in front

By Peter Thompson

17 October 2020, 12:20

Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's fastest Merseyside derby goal in the Premier League but Michael Keane levelled for Everton at Goodison Park.

Mane missed the champions' 7-2 hammering at Aston Villa before the international break, but marked his return by finishing off a well worked move after just two minutes and 15 seconds.

It was the forward's fourth goal in three games this season and only Southampton's Danny Ings (12) has scored the opening goal in more Premier League matches since the start of 2019-20, with Mane having broken the deadlock nine times in that period to sit level with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Liverpool's joy was short-lived, as Virgil van Dijk was withdrawn due to an injury sustained when he was clattered by Jordan Pickford.

Pickford was fortunate that Van Dijk, replaced by Joe Gomez, was offside, otherwise the Reds would surely have had a penalty and the Everton goalkeeper may have been sent off.

Premier League leaders Everton were level 19 minutes in, an unmarked Keane heading James Rodriguez's corner past Adrian from close range.

For the best LiveScore experience:

Download the LiveScore App

Rumour Has It: Real Madrid's Zidane facing sack, Barca lead Juve in Traore chase
El Clasico: Messi's long goodbye to the world's greatest club match
Darwin Nunez will eclipse Joao Felix €126m transfer as Benfica boss braces for exit
Bale admits to rustiness after recording unwanted four-year first in Tottenham triumph
Former Italy and World Cup-winning boss Lippi: I'm done coaching
Spurs boss Mourinho dubs Hojbjerg 'Zidane'
Mourinho praises Tottenham's strength in depth after LASK victory
We all work in one direction - Pioli on the secret of Milan success
Rusty Bale draws blank for first time in 78 starts in Spurs win
Milan keep goals flowing to follow in footsteps of 1964 team
Celtic 1-3 Milan: Rossoneri extend winning run in Glasgow
Tottenham 3-0 LASK: Bale starts as Spurs ease to Europa League win
Leicester City 3-0 Zorya Luhansk: Foxes cruise in Europa League opener
Arteta warns Leno over distribution after howler against Rapid Vienna
Standard Liege 0-2 Rangers: Roofe raises the bar after Tavernier hits the spot
View All