Premier League on Betfair: Everton and Liverpool produce an in-play classic at Goodison Park

Kevin Mirallas cancelled out Phillippe Coutinho's early opener

The points were shared between Everton and Liverpool in a stunning six-goal opening to the Premier League weekend. Joe Dyer has the in-play story from that match and the rest of the Premier League's Saturday offerings...

"Crystal Palace fans will suddenly be dreaming of Premier League survival after Tony Pulis secured a win in his first game as manager. The south London side somehow managed to claim all three points from their visit to Hull despite having Yannick Bolasie sent off, scoring just seconds after the Frenchman's dismissal." 

Merseyside's big two near enough gobbled up all of Saturday's drama with a twisting, turning, six-goal stunner in the early kick-off. 

Twice Liverpool held the lead at Goodison Park only to see Everton level matters. And in a breathless last 20 minutes, the Toffees took the lead before Daniel Sturridge scored the final goal of the game to ensure it ended a point apiece. The final score of 3-3 was backed at 90.089/1 on the Betfair exchange. Everton were backed at a low of 1.132/15 after Romelu Lukaku (backed at 16.015/1 to notch a brace or more) scored his second of the game, and his team's third of the afternoon. Earlier on Liverpool touched a of 1.374/11 while the draw touched a chunky 8.415/2 in-running.  

In comparison, the 3pm kick-offs could not compete, but there were still significant moves at the top and bottom of the table. 

Crystal Palace fans will suddenly be dreaming of Premier League survival after Tony Pulis secured a win in his first game as manager. The south London side somehow managed to claim all three points from their visit to Hull despite having Yannick Bolasie sent off, scoring just seconds after the Frenchman's dismissal. 

Palace, still just 1.211/5 to go down, were backed at an in-play high of 16.5 to win the game. 

Fulham fell into the bottom three after losing 2-1 at home to Swansea. After a goalless first-half, the Cottagers went behind via an Arron Hughes own-goal. A Scott Parker effort got them back in the running but they couldn't hold on, substitute Jonjo Shelvey deciding matters.  Fulham are now just 2.6413/8 to be relegated. 

Below both Palace and Swansea in the table are Sunderland who saw Wes Brown sent off incorrectly at Stoke. That left the Black Cats with far too much to do and Stoke ran out winners, backed at a high of 2.447/5 to do so. 

Arsenal took advantage of Liverpool's dropped points with a 2-0 defeat of Southampton at The Emirates. The Gunners don't need a helping hand to win games this year but they got one from Artur Boruc, who was caught attempting to dribble his way out of trouble in the box. Olivier Giroud dispossessed the Polish goalkeeper before sealing the win with a penalty, his seventh of the season. 

In the day's other kick-off, Newcastle beat Norwich 2-1. 

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