Everton vs Manchester City summary: score, goals, highlights | Premier League 2022/23
Everton vs Manchester City: As it happened
Manchester City restored their four-point lead at the top of the table with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Everton.
The Goodison Park crowd was in fine voice from the start, looking to build on the momentum from last weekend’s stunning 5-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. The hosts started well and were able to frustrate City until two quick-fire goals took the game away from them.
Ilkay Gundogan, making his 300th appearance for the club, scored the first with a delightful piece of skill in the Everton box. The second came just two minutes later, Erling Haaland leaping high in the box to nod a header past Jordan Pickford.
City went into the break with a two-goal lead but Everton fans will have been encouraged by their side’s first half performance.
However took just five minutes for City to put the game beyond doubt, again coming courtesy of a bit of magic from Ilkay Gundogan. The midfielder curled home a perfect free kick from the edge of the Everton box to secure the victory for his team.
A perfect afternoon for Pep Guardiola’s side, who managed to rest the likes of Jack Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva ahead of Wednesday crucial Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
Sunday's win makes it 11 in the row for City in the Premier League. Can anyone stop them now?
Gundogan celebrates landmark in style
Ilkay Gundogan took to the field for Manchester City for the 300th time and the German midfielder produced a virtuoso display to secure the three points. He scored two brilliant goals and supplied the cross for Erling Haaland's first half header.
City will hope for another performance like that on Wednesday, when they host Real Madrid.
Full time at Goodison Park
What started off looking like a tricky proposition turned into a straight forward victory for Manchester City. Everton showed heart to stay in the game but they were ultimately outclassed by the league leaders.
Four minutes of added time signalled
Not long to go now at Goodison Park.
Manchester City substitution
Kalvin Phillips comes on for a rare appearance, replacing Rodri in the City midfield.
Man City fans in good voice now, running through their repertoire.
"We are top of the league" and "We've got Guardiola" appear to be top of the song sheet for the visitors.
We're in to the final ten now and City have all but wrapped up the three points here. However for Everton boss Sean Dyche there has been plenty of reason for optimism in his side's performance.
They have defended doggedly against City and even caused a few scares on the break.
Manchester City substitutions
The visitors' goal scorers - Ilkay Gundogan and Erling Haaland - are raplced with a quarter of an hour to go. Jack Grealish and Bernardo SIlva are on in their place.
Sean Dyche sends on Demarai Gray to replace James Garner, who has played well for the Toffees.
Chance! Manchester City
A sweeping ball down the line from Kyle Walker finds Riyad Mahrex in space on the right and he fires the ball across to Erling Haaland. The cross is overhit but Jordan Pickford nearly gives away a penalty clambering over the Norwegian to claim the ball.
Very neat play from Everton to work the ball from Pickford up to Doucoure, charging into the City half. A loose touch from the midfielder allows the visitors to recapture the ball
Twenty minutes remaining at Goodison Park.
Wth the score at 3-0, some City fans may now be wondering when Pep Guardiola will start making substitutions with an eye on next week's fixtures. City host Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday, and the likes of Erling Haaland, Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri have played from the start today.
The home crowd has not given up hope here and neither have the Everton team. A corner ball from McNeil causes chaos in the City box and the visitors have to battle to get the ball clear.
Shouts for a penalty from the home crowd. Not entirely sure what for.
Onana and Coady replace Gana and Holgate for the hosts.
A picture-perfect free kick from the City captain. The opportunity came from a darting run from Phil Foden, who was cynically hacked down on the edge of the Everton box.
Gudogan stepped up to take the kick, positioned to the left of centre, and sent a right-footed strike curling past Pickford and into the near top corner. A brilliant effort from the German midfielder.
What. A. Strike.
Ilkay Gudogan puts City three ahead with a perfectly-placed free kick past Pickford.
We're back underway at Goodison Park
Can Everton pull a goal back early to get themselves back into the game? Let's see...
Neal Maupay / Dominic Calvert-Lewin
That's not the news that Everton fans will have wanted at halftime. Sean Dyche said recently that he felt other managers had overplayed Calvert-Lewin and caused additional injury issues.
A touch of pragmatism with Everton 2-0 down, perhaps.
Everton managed to keep him quiet for nearly 40 minutes but the Viking has his customary goal. Considering how good City are, how many goals they score, the fact that Haaland has scored 40% of the Premier League goals this season is deeply impressive.
Chance for another in the second half? You wouldn't rule it...
Erling Haaland gets 36th Premier League goal
A minimalist first half from the Premier League's top scorer but one in which he scored with his only shot. City have dominated the ball, as they tend to do, but chances had been limited by some resolute Everton defending.
The two goals came in two minutes shortly before the break, both finished with aplomb but two players - Haaland and Gundogan - at the top of their games.
And that's the half
A promising start from Everton undone by two pieces of quality late in the first half. Can Sean Dyche rally his troops for the second 45? Let's see...
Nearly a third goal for Manchester City as Walker sprints clear on the right and flashes a low ball across the box. Haaland is in the mix to tap home but his muscled out by a swarm of Everton defenders.
Everton will want the half time break now. Can they hold on?
Phew, time to take a breathe.
After struggling to break through a determined Everton backline for the first 35 minutes, Manchester City burst through with a quick-fire double.
Is it deserved? City have certainly dominated the ball so far but Everton had done a good job of restricting their opportunities. In truththe two goals were probably the first real openings of the game for City. That they are now 2-0 up is testament to their immense quality.
That didn't take long!
Straight from the kick off City play a long ball to Gundogan, running in behind the Everton backline. His clipped cross finds Haaland in the middle of the box and he powers a header past Pickford.
A real test now for Everton.
City have the breakthrough, courtesy of their captain. Ilkay Gundogan brings down a Mahrez cross in the box and cleverly flicks the ball behind him and into the Everton net.
A moment of real class to put City into the lead.
A powerful forward run from Garner finds Calvert-Lewin running through towards the City box, he skips past Akanji but the ball is put out for a croner by Walker.
From the corner Everton win the first header and it falls to Holgate, who can only awkwardly volley the ball over the bar. A first opening for Everton. The noise inside Goodison Park goes up another level...
Everton are doing a decent job of pushing up the pitch when possible. Doucoure, McNeil and Iwobi are acting as shuttlers either side of Calvert-Lewin, attempting to disrupt the City build up from deep.
It hasn't quite worked for Everton yet, but the Goodson crowd is certainly appreciative of their efforts.
More determined defending from Everton after Phil Foden skips past Patterson on the left wing. He slips the ball inside for Ilkay Gundogan but the City captain is quickly pounced upon by blue shirts, who clear it for a corner.
Mahrez take the kick but the ball goes out for an Everton goal kick.
Sean Dyche will probably be fairly happy with Everton's first half against the league leaders. Manchester City have dominated the ball, of course, but Everton have managed to deny them any clear goal-scoring opoortunities.
In addition, Everton's forward runs from their deep block have caused problems for City.
Yerry Mina down after incident in the box
Everton defender Yerry Mina goes down clutching his chest after a bit of a coming together with Aymeric Laporte. The City defender did appear to give Mina a bit of a slap to the stomach but the referee is happy for play to continue.
City now starting to take control of the game with a sustained spell of possession, zipping the ball around the Everton half.
Pep Guardiola's teams often press up the pitch, but some of the positioning in the last few minutes has been absolutely absurd. Manuel Akanji, ostensibly the left back today, has spent much of the opening 12 minutes floating around the edge of the Everton box, playing almost as an attacking midfielder.
Everton high press unsettles City
Attempting to put pressure on City is often a thankless task but Doucoure does brilliantly to intercept a loose pass from Ederson. He can't quite bring the ball under control and City clear, but that early show of intent has certainly got the Everton crowd on their feet.
Nearly a nervy moment for Everton
A slightly under-hit back pass from Mason Holgate appeared to have given Erling Haaland an early sight on goal but Jordan Pickford came out well to take control of the situation.
A cagey start on Merseyside. Everton look to be lining up in the 4-2-3-1 that has become a hallmark of Sean Dyche's sides and which brought them joy at Brighton last week.
Manchester City are continuing with the hybrid back-four/back-three that has been so successful this season. With John Stones on the bench, Manuel Akanji is stepping into the midfield while City have the ball.
And we're off
Manchester City, playing in luminous yellow, get us underway at Goodison Park
We're nearly ready to go
The players are out, the fans are loud and we're approaching kick-off in the Premier League clash between Everton and Manchester City...
How much of Sean Dyche's Everton team talk was focused on one man? Erling Haaland has smashed the Premier League goal scoring record in his first season in England and was named the number one sportsperson in the world last week.
Can Everton's backline keep him quiet today? We're about to find out...
Players are out at Goodison Park
We're less than ten minutes from kick-off on Merseyside in this crucial Premier League clash. Ahead of the game Sean Dyche has called on his players to build on last weekend's stunning 5-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion.
However the Toffees face a tough ask today against Manchester City, who have named a strong side for the game. Erling Haaland remains in the team up front while Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden return to the starting XI.
Captain Ilkay makes 300th appearance
Ilkay Gundogan will wear the armband for Manchester City today in what will be his 300th appearance for the club. The German midfielder was Pep Guardiola's first major signing when he came to the club in 2016 and he has become a trusted lieutenant on the field.
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And here's how Manchester City line up
Pep Guardiola opts to rest John Stones, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne. However there is a place in the starting XI for top goal scorer Erling Haaland.
Everton starting XI announced
Here's how Sean Dyche's side will line up for the visit of Manchester City today...
Pep demands more energy from his players
"Always I believe human beings have incredible substance to keep moving forward. If you believe you can. At the end of the season you have to refresh for next season. You can be tired, that’s normal.
"I said it many times to the players, you are tired I know. At the same time, if you desire and are in the right position, a human being can have incredible energy that they do not believe they have."
Manchester City boast impressive Goodison record
Everton's Goodison Park stadium has been a very happy hunting ground for Manchester City in recent years. City have won all of their last seven games away at Goodison Park and Everton have won just one of their past 19 league matches against City.
However Everton did manage an unlikely draw at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season in Sean Dyche's first game in charge. Everton fans can also look back fondly on a 4-0 victory at Goodison Park back in January 2017.
Ahead of today's game, former Liverpool star Graeme Souness claimed that Manchester City are the best team in Europe and that he believes they will go all the way in the Champions League this season.
"I really think it’s Manchester City’s time in the Champions League," he wrote.
What time is kick off for Everton vs Manchester City?
There's not long to go until kick off at Goodison Park and fans from all around the world will be tuning in for this crucial Premier League clash.
Manchester City need to win to keep up their charge for a historic treble, while Everton know that a victory here could pull them clear of the relegation zone.
Here's when the game is kicking of where you are...
Everton boss Sean Dyche goes into the game with confidence
"We head into today's game on the back of a very pleasing away win over Brighton, which was the culmination of a number of aspects we've been working on in training, as well as the execution of our game plan and finding the big moments that win you football matches."
"There was a real clarity to our work and a mentality to take the game on to win. We must continue that as we look forward."
The first question on everyone's minds ahead of today's fixture is whether Pep Guardiola will take this opportunity to rotate his team. City had a gruelling first leg tie against Real Madrid last Tuesday and will welcome the European champions to the Etihad Stadium for the second leg next Wednesday.
Will Guardiola choose to rest some of his most important players or will he pick a strong XI from the start? We'll find out shortly.
Everton vs Manchester City, live coverage
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