The forthcoming FA cup semi- final should pit the best two teams in the EPL against each other. A resurgent Liverpool sent Everton packing 3-1 in the Merseyside Derby. This inspite of losing Steven Gerrard their captain and midfield general in the 18th minute to a second booking. In a tough but fairly played match that saw 11 yellow and 2 red cards, the Reds came out on top through goals scored by Phil Neville (own goal), Garcia, and Harry Kewell, the last one, a beauty of a shot from 20 yards out that curled into the corner of the goal pass a diving Richard Wright.
Tim Cahill pulled one back for Everton.