A 94th minute goal from Mateusz Musialowski was enough to clinch Liverpool U18’s victory in an entertaining Merseyside Derby.

The win saw the reds climb to the top of the Premier League U18’s table.

The game which sprung into life during the final five minutes when Thomas Christopher-Cannon converted a 92nd minute penalty to equalise for Everton after Melkamu Frauendorf had put Liverpool ahead after just the first minute of the game.

However, it was Liverpool who had the last laugh when Mateusz Musialowski beat the final whistle to grab a spectacular winner to snatch all three points for the Reds.

The result strengthened Liverpool’s position in the battle for top spot as they now need to get prepared to face third place Manchester united next weekend.

Everton were dealt the first blow after just 28 seconds when Frauendorf powered his way down the left-hand side and let off a fierce strike which was parried away by Everton goalkeeper Zan-Luk Leban.

However, Frauendorf was the quickest to react as he forced the rebound in off his head to put the Reds 1-0 up.

The hosts continued to dominate possession and nearly doubled their advantage when Dominic Corness’ free-kick deflected just over the crossbar.

It wasn’t long until Everton had their first real opportunity of the game. Blues striker Cannon raced onto a ball in behind, he was felled by the outrushing Liverpool keeper Fabian Mrozek, who was shown a yellow card for his actions.

The resulting set piece was curled against the crossbar by Charlie Whitaker.

Cannon, who had really livened up, broke into the penalty area but was thwarted by a brilliant challenge from Reds centre back Jarell Quansah.

It didn’t take long for Liverpool to regain control of the game as a free-kick was whipped narrowly wide by Kaide Gordon before James Norris’ superb cross was then headed off target by Musialowski.

The second half saw the game become a lot quieter and calmer as chances were harder to come by. However, a frantic stoppage time period saw the game truly burst into life.

Lee Jonas brought down Roman Quintyne in the box after the Everton defender had been released through the middle. Up stepped Cannon who made no mistake in dispatching the spot kick bringing the score level after 92 minutes played.

But Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s reds showed no signs of giving up even with the game drawing to a close.Norris fed substitute Tommy Pilling along the left flank and his delivery into the middle found Musialowski, who created space with his footwork and fired home to settle the derby and seal a memorable win for the Reds.

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