Match Report: Manchester City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City 1 - 0 Everton

  • 24" Yaya Touré (pen)

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 45,603

Manchester City Etihad

Manchester City edged past Everton 1-0, but were dealt a blow with the injury to Sergio Aguero.

After Chelsea lost 2-1 at Newcastle United, Manchester City had the chance to cut the gap at the top of the Premier League to just three points when they met Everton.

City were returning to top form ahead of the fixture, spearheaded by the stunning purple patch of striker Sergio Aguero, who has been banging the goals in of late.

However, their hopes of winning the game were dealt a huge blow when the Argentine hitman was substituted after just seven minutes, as he pulled up with what looked like yet another muscle injury, and left the field in tears.

City had to put the disappointment behind them and kick on, and on 24 minutes they made the breakthrough, as Phil Jagielka fouled his England team mate James Milner inside the area, leaving Yaya Toure to score from the penalty spot.

City had 19 shots on goal but managed to get only three on target, whilst Everton's best chance fell to Romelu Lukaku, but Joe Hart kept him at bay.

The Toffees continue to be wildly inconsistent this season, and sit seven points off the top four, whilst City did their job - winning the game, piling the pressure on Chelsea in the process.

Statistics

Manchester City

Everton

Possession

51.3%
48.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernando
  • Yaya Touré
  • James Milner
  • Jesús Navas
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Agüero

Substitutes

  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Frank Lampard
  • Jose Pozo
  • Willy Caballero
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Leighton Baines
  • Muhamed Besic
  • Gareth Barry
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes

  • Joel Robles
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Ross Barkley
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Leon Osman
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Antolin Alcaraz

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