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Everton - Manchester City
Premier League - 6 February 2019
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Manchester City return to the top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of Liverpool with a hard-fought 0-2 victory over Everton, courtesy of goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus.
The title race is going to the wire!
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAAAAALLLLL! Everton 0-2 Manchester City
Jesus secures the points for City with virtually the last kick of the match! He has only been on the pitch a matter of minutes but De Bruyne registers an assist, slipping the ball through for the Brazilian whose initial shot is saved by Pickford but he heads in the follow-up into an empty net.
Bernardo Silva forces another City corner. The travelling supporters are in fine voice now - their side are minutes away from moving to the summit of the Premier League for the first time in two months.
City win a corner - and they have the ball where they want it. They will use this opportunity to run the clock down.
There will be SEVEN minutes of additional time to be played. Can Everton ruin City's big night?
The game is still on edge as we approach the 90th minute. All eyes will be on the fourth official soon... how much time will be added on?
- OffDavid SilvaManchester City
- OnKevin De BruyneManchester City
MAN CITY SUB: The third and final change sees De Bruyne replace David Silva.
Both players are back on their feet and fit to continue, but there will be quite a bit of stoppage time to play at the end of the match. There are few Everton supporters leaving early - this match is still hanging in the balance.
Tosun and Otamendi are down after a nasty coming-together inside the City penalty area.
CHANCE! Walker gifts Richarlison possession and now the hosts are on the attack. The Brazilian looks up and spots Tosun but there is too much zip on his pass and Ederson is off his line quickly to smother the ball.
City are eager to waste as much time as they possibly can now, as the match enters the final stage. Pep's side are edging closer to what could be a significant victory in the title race.
- Yellow cardKurt ZoumaEverton
YELLOW CARD! Craig Dawson books Zouma for clattering Jesus. A dubious decision. Everton supporters aren't happy. The referee has afforded Fernandinho much more leniency tonight.
- OffSergio AgüeroManchester City
- OnGabriel JesusManchester City
SUBS: Tosun replaces Walcott while Gabriel Jesus comes on for Aguero.
Tosun is getting readied as Everton prepare to throw their last roll of the dice.
Gundogan is back to fulfil his defensive duties to wrestle the ball from Richarlison. City are retreating further and further into their own half to protect this slender one-goal lead.
Gueye's contribution tonight shouldn't go unnoticed. He has been crucial in the Everton midfield, making countless tackles to break up play and disrupt City's rhythm.
EVERTON SUB: Bernard goes off and on comes Richarlison - can the Brazilian make something happen in the last quarter of this intriguing contest?
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
YELLOW CARD! Fernandinho fouls Gueye and the City midfielder is finally booked. That was coming.
As it stands, City are going top of the table on goal difference.
Richarlison, who has 10 goals to his name this season, is about to come on for Everton. The hosts have less than 20 minutes to find an equaliser. The city of Liverpool watch on nervously...
BLOCK! David Silva has so much time in the penalty box but shoots straight at Davies who makes a crucial block. City are hammering at the door in search of their second.
SO CLOSE! Everton fail to clear their lines, pinball ensues, it falls kindly to Sterling who curls a dangerous shot at goal but Davies' deflection takes it inches over Pickford's bar.
Everton are enjoying a spell of possession now but they are still trailing by a goal-to-nil. Davies has been impressive in an attacking midfield role but appears to have dropped further back now to allow Sigurdsson to take up the no 10 position.
- OffAndré GomesEverton
- OnGylfi SigurdssonEverton
EVERTON SUB: Gomes makes way for Sigurdsson as Silva tries to mastermind a comeback.
To say Craig Pawson has been lenient tonight would be an understatement. Not for the first time this evening, Fernandinho fouls Davies but there's still no sign of a yellow card for the City midfielder.
CHANCE! Stones misplaces a pass in defence and Walcott pounces on the loose ball. He attempts a cross but it's catching practice for Ederson. Poor.
Sigurdsson, a surprise omission from Everton's XI tonight, is preparing to come on.
- OffLeroy SanéManchester City
- OnRaheem SterlingManchester City
MAN CITY SUB: Sane is replaced by Sterling for the last half-hour.
JUST WIDE! Gundogan's cross is met by Bernardo Silva whose point-blank header is saved by Pickford. Aguero tries the spectacular with the follow-up but can't quite guide his bicycle-kick on target.
Raheem Sterling is finishing his warm-ups and is about to come on for City as Pep tries to get his side ticking in this second-half. The visitors haven't kicked into life since the restart and, as you know, 1-0 is a dangerous lead in football.
Digne, who scored three times against City in the Champions League last season, shoots straight into the wall.
Lovely foot work from Davies who dances past one challenge and is then flattened by Fernandinho who somehow escapes a booking. Everton have a free-kick in a shooting position.
SAVE! City clear the corner, but only as far as Gueye. He lines up a shot from all of 30 yards, he gets plenty of power behind it but it's straight down the throat of Ederson who makes the stop.
The City defender is back on his feet, though he looks rather groggy. Digne delivers a wonderful delivery, Zouma rises highest to head it towards goal but it takes a touch off Fernandinho and Everton have a corner.
Laporte, who is standing in at left-back for City this evening, is still down with a head injury. Danilo is warming up.
OUCH! Laporte takes Walcott out, though it looked like an accidental challenge. Both players are down and need treatment.
The sides are separated by Aymeric Laporte's bullet header.
- 2nd Half
Everton get the second-half underway. City are 45 minutes from taking their place at the summit of the Premier League. Can the Toffees do their neighbours Liverpool a favour?
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It hasn't been vintage-Manchester City but Pep Guardiola's side take the lead with their first shot on target right on the stroke of the half-time whistle.
After 45 minutes (plus two) it's Everton 0-1 Manchester City at Goodison Park.
- GoalAymeric LaporteManchester City
GOAL! Everton 0-1 Man City
Laporte breaks the deadlock with a bullet header from David Silva's free-kick delivery! Pickford has no chance. City break Everton hearts just before half-time! It's the 14th time Silva's side have conceded from a free-kick this season.
There will be one added minute at the end of an open first-half.
CHANCES FOR CITY! Gundogan has his shirt tugged and City's appeals for a penalty are waved away by Craig Dawson.
City launch another attack, Sane crossing for David Silva who is denied by a wonderful save from Pickford. It wouldn't have counted anyway as the flag was up.
Walcott's cross is blocked and Everton have themselves another corner. Marco Silva will be delighted with how his side have played in this first-half. The delivery is dangerous but City scramble it clear at the near post.
Everton break nicely with a fast move built from defence, but Gomes overcooks his pass to aimed for Digne.
Zouma makes an important intervention to take the ball from the feet of Aguero. Everton are, at times, playing with a back six.
Check out City's best opportunity so far...
Stones brings the ball out from defence and dinks a ball over for the top for Sane but the Germany international can't quite get it under control.
City deal with the resulting corner but there have been one or two nervy moments in the visitors' defence.
Everton are set up to break and break they do, the charge led by Calvert-Lewin who eats up 25 yards of ground. He picks out Davies who forces another corner.
And the home supporters are up for it, too! The noise emanating from the stands when Everton won that corner was almost deafening.
Everton are asking questions of City here. Liverpool fans who feared the hosts would turn over for Pep's side will be feeling a little better.
EVERTON CHANCE! The hosts move the ball swiftly up the pitch, Walcott delivers a dangerous cross in search of Bernard but Walker gets his head to it first to concede a corner.
Gareth Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland are in attendance this evening.
The Everton supporters find their voice... to criticise Walcott whose cross fails to beat the first man.
City dominating the possession stats, 72 per cent in their favour. A subdued atmosphere in Goodison Park isn't helping an Everton side who look like they are on the verge of conceding the opener.
OFF THE CROSSBAR! Sane slides a ball down the line to David Silva who crosses from the by-line and he picks out Gundogan who smashes the ball straight at the woodwork from point-blank range. Everton living dangerously.
It is a relief that Stones hasn't been booed by the Everton fans here tonight. He made a move to a club with real title and cup ambitions, and there is nothing wrong with that, is there?
HOW DOES HE MISS?! Pickford is caught in no man's land and Laporte has a free header at the far post but he somehow heads wide. City should be 1-0 up.
IMPORTANT BLOCK! The ball is switched to Sane in acres of space on the left of the penalty area. He pulls it back to Gundogan whose first-time shot is charged down by Zouma. City have a corner.
Sane looks fine to resume action. De Bruyne, Mahrez and Sterling continue to watch on. Talk about strength in depth!
There is a concern over Sane as he goes to ground after a collision with Keane and the Germany international appears to be holding his left foot.
And now Sane is caught offside. Everton are playing the offside trap and it's been rather effective so far.
This rigid Everton defence is proving difficult for City to breach. David Silva and Sane exchange a number of passes but the former overcooks his final through ball and Everton have a goal-kick.
City have lost three of their last five away games, remember. If Everton can grab the first goal then who knows...
Everton are playing with plenty of confidence and attacking intention. So much for rolling over...
Davies spreads the ball wide to Bernard but his cross is headed clear by former Blue boy Stones. End-to-end stuff here in the opening stages at Goodison.
A delightful ball over the top of the Everton defence releases Walker... but the City full-back is flagged just offside.
WIDE! Everton have conceded 13 times from corners this season but they manage to hack clear City's first attempt this evening. Only as far as Sane though who connects with a lovely first-time volley but it's always drifting wide of Pickford's goal.
Oh, this is dangerous from Everton. Calvert-Lewin races into space on the flank and delivers a teasing cross that Gomes brings down. However, Bernard fouls Otamendi and the referee awards City a free-kick inside their own box. That was a let-off for City!
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A reminder of this evening's line-ups...
Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Gueye, Davies, Gomes, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Bernard.
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.
City are targeting consecutive top-flight away fixtures against Everton for the first time since 1992.
Can Sane reproduce a moment of magic like this lovely volley, scored in City's 3-0 victory back in March last year?
Head-to-head: Everton have won only one of their past 11 Premier League fixtures versus Manchester City - a 4-0 triumph at Goodison Park in January 2017.
It is only a week since City surrendered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Newcastle, giving Liverpool a chance to restore a seven-point advantage at the top of the table.
The Reds went on to draw with Leicester and West Ham, however, while City beat Arsenal... and here we are - if Pep's charges win tonight they will go above Liverpool on goal difference.
"Three or four days ago we were already done - the champions were Liverpool. And now we are favourites," said Guardiola.
"Maybe in three days we will be leading - or we could be six points behind. We try to be calm in this situation.
"Goodison Park is always a tough game for us, but the approach is the same - going there to try to win the game and, of course, we have the chance, because Liverpool don't play, to go top."
Everton have won just three of their last 12 league games - and recorded just the one victory in their last six home games, so is Silva's job under threat?
"When you are winning games the things people say it is good. When you are not [winning], this type of situation is normal," said Silva.
"It is nothing new in our club, in our last three seasons here, but it is about now.
"We took a decision to make some young players part of our squad at the start of the season. This is one decision we took as a club."
FIVE CHANGES FOR EVERTON
Silva makes drastic changes as he aims to bounce back from the humiliating 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.
Lucas Digne, Jonjoe Kenny, Idrissa Gueye, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin come in. Out go Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison and Cenk Tosun.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE DROPPED
Interesting selection from Pep who makes two changes from the team that beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday.
Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane come in so Kevin De Bruyne has to make do with a place on the bench, while John Stones features in defence meaning Aymeric Laporte stays at left-back.
Everton XI: Pickford, Kenny, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Gueye, Davies, Gomes, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin, Bernard.
Subs: Stelekenburg, Coleman, McCarthy, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Tosun.
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.
Subs: Muric, Danilo, Zinchenko, Sterling, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park.
Pep Guardiola's charges will displace Liverpool at the top of the table with a victory this evening, meaning Red supporters face the unusual situation of supporting city rivals Everton for one night.
With eight defeats in 14, Marco Silva's job as Blues boss is under increasing pressure and the joke on Merseyside is that he is one match away from the sack... if his side manage to beat Man City the Portuguese will be shown the exit door!
Will Everton roll over or do their neighbours a favour? Kick-off is 45 minutes away.