CONFIRMED: Everton & Manchester City line-ups

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Here are how Everton and Manchester City will line up for this afternoon's Premier League game at Goodison Park...

Everton starting XI: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Alcaraz, Jagielka, Baines; Osman, McCarthy, Barkley; Naismith, Lukaku.

Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Distin, Garbutt, Ledson.

Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy; Milner, Garcia, Toure, Nasri; Aguero, Dzeko.

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Negredo, Jovetic.

Everton and Manchester City both need the three points in a huge matchup on Merseyside this evening.

The Toffees have seen their Champions League hopes falter in recent weeks with defeats against Crystal Palace and Southampton, but need to beat City in order to keep the pressure on Arsenal in fourth. The Gunners are four points clear so one more win will see Arsene Wenger's side secure fourth place, but a win for Roberto Martinez's side will keep hopes alive - for now at least.

Their visitors City have been handed a lifeline in the title race after Liverpool slipped up against Chelsea last weekend, meaning Manuel Pellegrini's side can now win the Premier League if they win their remaining games. 

That path to the title starts at Goodison Park tonight, where Everton have won the last four meetings between the two sides, and City have only won one of their last 15 visits there.

The three points on offer are key to both side's chances, and after beating Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United at home this season, Everton will fancy their chances of another upset.

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