Richarlison celebrates equalising for Everton against Manchester City in the Premier League
Manchester City conceded from open play in the Premier League for the first time since 3 January

Manchester City’s relentless pursuit of a third Premier League title in four seasons continued after victory at Everton opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

Phil Foden fired Pep Guardiola’s leaders ahead with a right-foot shot which hit Everton substitute Seamus Coleman on its way past Jordan Pickford.

Hard-working Everton were back on level terms five minutes later, Lucas Digne’s powerful attempt coming back off the post and hitting Richarlison before flying over the line.

However, a wonderful curling finish from 18 yards by Riyad Mahrez restored City’s lead before Bernardo Silva beat Pickford from a similar distance in the closing stages.

With 14 games remaining, City’s lead is into double figures after a 12th successive league win.

By beating Everton they also become the first team in English top-flight history to win their opening 10 matches in a calendar year.

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Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player namePickford
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  2. Squad number4Player nameHolgate
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  3. Squad number13Player nameMina
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  4. Squad number5Player nameKeane
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  5. Squad number22Player nameGodfrey
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  6. Squad number17Player nameIwobi
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  7. Squad number16Player nameDoucouré
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  8. Squad number26Player nameDavies
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  9. Squad number12Player nameDigne
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  10. Squad number10Player nameG Sigurdsson
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  11. Squad number7Player nameRicharlison
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  1. Squad number11Player nameKing
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  2. Squad number19Player nameRodríguez
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  3. Squad number23Player nameColeman
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Manchester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson
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  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker
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  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias
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  4. Squad number14Player nameLaporte
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  5. Squad number27Player nameJoão Cancelo
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  6. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva
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  7. Squad number16Player nameRodri
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  8. Squad number47Player nameFoden
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  9. Squad number26Player nameMahrez
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  10. Squad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus
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  11. Squad number7Player nameSterling
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  1. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne
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  2. Squad number25Player nameFernandinho
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Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 4Holgate
  • 13MinaSubstituted forColemanat 18′minutes
  • 5Keane
  • 22Godfrey
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forKingat 69′minutes
  • 16DoucouréBooked at 28mins
  • 26DaviesSubstituted forRodríguezat 69′minutes
  • 12Digne
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 7RicharlisonBooked at 45mins


  • 8Delph
  • 11King
  • 18Nkounkou
  • 19Rodríguez
  • 20Bernard
  • 21André Gomes
  • 23Coleman
  • 33Olsen
  • 62Onyango

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 2Walker
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 27Cancelo
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 16RodriSubstituted forFernandinhoat 90+1′minutes
  • 47Foden
  • 26Mahrez
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 7SterlingBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 80′minutes


  • 5Stones
  • 10Agüero
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 21Torres
  • 22Mendy
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 50García

Andre Marriner

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Everton 1, Manchester City 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Everton 1, Manchester City 3.

  3. Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

  4. Substitution, Manchester City. Fernandinho replaces Rodrigo.

  5. Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

  6. Substitution, Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne replaces Raheem Sterling.

  7. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Foul by Lucas Digne (Everton).

  9. Foul by Phil Foden (Manchester City).

  10. Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal! Everton 1, Manchester City 3. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.

  12. Foul by Rúben Dias (Manchester City).

  13. Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Foul by Mason Holgate (Everton).

  16. Substitution, Everton. James Rodríguez replaces Tom Davies.

  17. Substitution, Everton. Joshua King replaces Alex Iwobi.

  18. Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

  19. Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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