Everton players react on Twitter to dramatic draw at Liverpool

Ross Barkley

Phil Jagielka was the man of the moment after Everton's 1-1 draw at Anfield.

The first Merseyside derby of the season was a close affair, with both Liverpool and Everton impressing in varying periods though neither clearly managing to shake control free of the other.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard fired home a long distance free kick on 65 minutes to put the Reds ahead at Anfield, and they looked to be edging it until Phil Jagielka's astonishing long range strike drew them level in added time.

Naturally, given the nature of the Everton skipper's effort, the draw felt like somewhat of a victory for Toffees players and fans, and the disbelief on faces of the Liverpool supporters that sat shellshocked after the final whistle only highlighted this further.

With both clubs still around mid table, a draw did neither any favours, but the fact there was no set of fans having to put up with any ribbing from their rivals should be at least some crumb of comfort.

Everton players, injured playmaker Ross Barkley and debutant Tyias Browning among them, were quick to come onto Twitter to post their thoughts on the game, with many unsurprisingly praising the quality of Jagielka's 92nd minute equaliser, while former Toffees hero Tim Cahill was also delighted the goal from his former teammate.

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