Manchester City beats Everton 3-0; overtakes Liverpool in the table

The game was put to bed by Bernardo Silva in the 86th minute as he put a deflected shot from Palmer cooly past Jordan Pickford to make it 3-0 in City’s favor. 

After the international break got over, the defending champions Manchester City started off their title defending campaign in a match against Everton. Manchester City was coming off a good result in their last away encounter against Manchester United and was looking to build upon this momentum. On the other hand, Everton drew against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham in their previous match and would have been happy with a similar result in this game as well. Only it was not to be.

The first half took some time to ignite, although there was the intention, more clearly from City than Everton, to find goals. Sterling and Palmer looked very sharp, but Jordan Pickford was up for the task and pulled some fantastic saves to keep his team in the match. In the 44th minute, however, a razor-sharp cross by Joao Cancelo found set Sterling up perfectly, and the winger put in the first goal of the match right before the first half. Everton was rued by the goal, as their effort to keep City off was reduced to nothing. Both the teams head to halftime, with the scoreline being 1-0.

The second half did not keep the fans waiting and was ignited right from the get going by a stunner scored by Rodri from outside the box. It was in the 55th minute of the game when Everton failed to clear the ball, and it fell to the feet of Rodri, who was already pressing towards the goal. The Portuguese midfielder hit a perfect volley to the crowd’s delight. This goal tilted the game in Manchester City’s favor, and they decided to play possession while looking for openings and attacking them from time to time. The game was put to bed by Bernardo Silva in the 86th minute as he put a deflected shot from Palmer cooly past Jordan Pickford to make it 3-0 in City’s favor.

This victory took Manchester City past Liverpool on the league table. They are once again second on the table with 26 points to their name, 3 points behind Chelsea.

 

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