Confirmed: Everton v Manchester City line-ups

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Here is how Everton and Manchester City will line up for their Premier League match this afternoon...

Everton starting XI: Joel; Baines, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman; Besic, Barry; McGeady, Naismith, Barkley; Lukaku.

Everton substitutes: Griffiths, Eto'o, Oviedo, Kone, Mirallas, Garbutt, Alcaraz.

Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Navas, Silva, Nasri; Jovetic.

Manchester City substitutes: Caballero, Kompany, Kolarov, Aguero, Lampard, Sagna, Sinclair.

Manchester City can go top of the table today - even if leaders Chelsea win.

The two teams are level on points at the summit of the Premier League, but City can steal top spot on goal difference if they better Chelsea's result against Newcastle.

Manuel Pellegrini's side are boosted by the return of Sergio Aguero to the substitutes bench, whilst Frank Lampard is on the bench for City.

Meanwhile, hosts Everton have had a disappointing first half of the season, but the hope is that Romelu Lukaku's injury time equaliser against West Ham in the midweek FA Cup tie will spark a recovery.

Manager Roberto Martinez is under increasing pressure, and has made three changes to his starting line-up from that West Ham game, with Sylvain Distin, Bryan Oviedo and Kevin Mirallas dropping out for John Stones, Leighton Baines and Aiden McGeady.

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