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Everton vs. Liverpool: 5 Things David Moyes Learned at Goodison Park
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On Saturday, Everton recorded their first back-to-back defeats in the Premier League for over a year after a controversial encounter with Liverpool. As with any derby defeat, the result will sting supporters for a considerable length of time. Far too often Everton fans have seen their bitter foes waltz away from Goodison Park with all three points, and Saturday's defeat came with an additional portion of injustice for the Toffees.

Few can deny the script was not drastically altered after Jack Rodwell's red card, a card received for a challenge that few would even class as a foul. Dismissed after only 20 minutes, Everton had to quickly abandon any attacking ambitions and initiate a rigid defensive scheme in an attempt to survive the ensuing 70 minutes.

This plan initially worked until late goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez saw Liverpool victorious. In the gloomy aftermath for Everton, here are five points David Moyes may have taken from Saturday's loss.

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