- Manchester City came from behind to beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Wednesday
- The Cytizens are back into the top four with 37 points
On Wednesday, the Everton vs Man City fixture ended in victory for Manchester City who came from behind to secure a 3-1 win. Everton took the lead in the 29th minute with their first meaningful attack of the game when Jack Harrison slotted home from close range. Harrison could have had another goal afterwards but was denied by Ederson’s brilliant save.
Manchester City, who had missed several chances in the first half, found themselves back in the game after the restart when Phil Foden smashed home after picking the ball outside the box. The Cytizens turned this game around in the 64th minute when Julian Alvarez converted from the spot after Amadou Onana had handled in the box. Bernardo Silva then sealed the win for Pep Guardiola’s side in the 86th minute with a curling finish.
Manchester City are back into the top four with 37 points following last night’s crucial victory at Goodison Park. The Cytizens, who recently won the FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia, are looking to become the first side in history to win the Premier League title four consecutive times.
It looked as if last season’s treble winners were falling eight points behind Liverpool, but after scoring three second half goals, they are firmly back in the race for the title.
Everton Vs Man City
Manchester City travelled to Goodison Park on Wednesday knowing they needed to win in order to put pressure on league leaders Liverpool and second placed Arsenal. City started well against Everton, with Jordan Pickford being forced to make crucial saves to deny Julian Alvarez twice and Jack Grealish.
Pickford also made a superb double save to stop Matheus Nunes and Phil Foden from scoring in an one-sided opening quarter-hour. Having survived all the storms from Manchester City, Everton then took the lead in the 29th minute through Jack Harrison who finished from the six-yard box. Harrison was fed by Dwight McNeil, who capitalized on Rodri’s poor touch.
With the momentum on their side now, Sean Dyche’s men almost added a second goal towards the break but were denied by a brilliant Ederson save. City were trailing at half time and whatever Guardiola told his players during the break really worked as they were on level terms by the 53rd minute.
Phil Foden smacked in at the near post from 20 yards to start Everton’s downfall. City were handed a chance to take the lead shortly after the hour-mark from the penalty spot when the officials ruled that Nathan Ake’s effort had struck the arm of Amadou Onana.
Julian Alvarez assumed the role of taking the penalty in the absence of Erling Haaland and made no mistake as he converted. Everton boss Sean Dyche was not happy with the decision to reward City the penalty and talked about in after the match.
“The penalty, I have no clue. I don’t think anyone does. We had a Zoom call a couple of months ago, all of the managers said it is a farce and we don’t know why they are giving penalties. The rules state this, which is why they gave it tonight. The linesman was 50 yards away and gives it, I don’t know what that is all about. They have the letters of the law and that is not the referee’s fault. Is that deliberate? Of course not.” BBC Sports quotes Sean Dyche.
Everton moved forward in search of a response after falling behind but couldn’t quite break City’s defence. With four minutes left before stoppage time, Bernardo Silva increased the visitor’s lead with a well taken finish after pouncing on a poor pass at the back.
Everton are now without a win in their last 22 meetings with Manchester City. Sean Dyche’s search for a first win against Pep Guardiola continues as he has lost 17 times and drawn just once in their meetings.