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Everton's European hopes fade after Liverpool draw

May 05, 2013 21:00 IST

Everton's hopes of playing European football next season receded after they drew 0-0 at city rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Everton, who have only won one of their last 13 Premier League Merseyside derbies, were aggrieved after Sylvain Distin's headed goal from a corner early in the second half was ruled out for a push.

Sylvain Distin of Everton scoresDavid Moyes's side remain sixth on 60 points, five behind Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Everton have just two games remaining and have slim hopes of securing the Europa League place for the side finishing fifth in the Premier League.

Champions Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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