Everton-Liverpool derby: Statistics and cliche guide

By Administrator on Sep 26, 08 11:16 AM in Funnies

By James Pearce

Your guide to the derby day cliches guaranteed to get an airing this weekend.

1. 'The formbook goes out of the window'

2. 'It will be played at 100 miles an hour'

3. 'Bragging rights are up for grabs'

4. 'What ever happened to the friendly derby?'

5. 'This is no place for faint hearts'

6. 'The atmosphere is white hot'

7. 'The first tackle is the most important'

8. 'This match divides families and friendships are put on hold'

Derby stats

It is the longest running top flight derby in England, having been at that level since Liverpool were promoted in 1962.

The longest unbeaten derby game run in all matches is 14 held by Everton between the 1941/42 and 1951/52 seasons.

The longest unbeaten derby game run in home matches is held by Liverpool when Everton failed to beat them in the league for 14 games between the 1970/71 and 1984/85 seasons.

The longest unbeaten derby game run in away matches is held by Everton with a 16 match run at Anfield between 1899 and 1920.

The highest scoring derby was in 1932/33 when Liverpool won 7-4 at Anfield.

The fixture has produced 16 red cards since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992.

Everton's Neville Southall holds the record for most derby appearances with 41

Liverpool's Ian Rush holds the mark for the most derby goals with 25.

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