Machester City edge past Everton in crucial title race game

Manchester City kept their advantage in the title race thanks to a late goal from Phil Foden.

City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table returns to six points, a lead Liverpool cannot cut this week ahead of their EFL Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday.

Champions need to find a way to win when they are not at their best, and Guardiola’s men certainly did that. City gets back to winning ways with a fluke victory over hardworking Everton. Foden’s late winning goal was an incredibly lucky one, but the league leaders might feel they deserved the win after a strong second-half performance.

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Everton did enough to earn a point against the Giants but was harshly punished for an unfortunate error. However, they missed out on a penalty after a controversial decision by VAR.

City midfielder, Rodri, appeared to extend his arm to the ball late in the second half but VAR determined otherwise and this left Goodison Park upset.

The newly appointed manager, Frank Lampard, was not happy with the decision. He tells Sky Sports “Even if the VAR says not sure, then go have a look. It is incompetence at best, if not that then someone needs to explain what it is.”

Everton stay 17th, just one point ahead of 18th placed Burnley. Although they have a few games in hand on the teams above them, they are now certainly in the relegation battle.