Andy Carroll's first Barclays Premier League goal of the season and another from Luis Suarez gave Liverpool a 2-0 victory in a controversial 216th Merseyside derby against 10-man Everton at Goodison Park.

The hosts had Jack Rodwell sent off in the 23rd-minute for a sliding tackle which did not appear to be dangerous but despite the disadvantage they matched their near-neighbours for long periods.

Dirk Kuyt saw his first-half penalty brilliantly saved by Tim Howard but 19 minutes from time Carroll powered home Jose Enrique's cross and Suarez sealed victory.

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