Monday December 20, 2010 Day 18 Finished The City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City 1 - 2 Everton

  • Touré 72’
  • Cahill 4’
  • Baines 19’

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  1. Everton deprive City of top spot

    Everton deprive City of top spot

    Everton scored twice in the opening 19 minutes in a 2-1 win that wrecked Manchester City's hopes of claiming top spot in the Premier League. More

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    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • Everton
    • 90+4' That is it! All over! A fine victory for Everton. They head home with three points with City remaining third in the table.
    • 93' Kolo Toure has been sent off for a second yellow and a late tackle on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Game almost up for City now.
    • 90+1' Brilliant stop by Howard to tip the ball wide from Tevez's shot. That was some shot, but no goal. Kolo Toure is booked for a foul on Distin. Everton almost there now.
    • 89' Going to be four minutes added to the match.
    • 88' Barry has been booked for a bit of complaining to the referee.
    • 87' Kolarov and Barry complain after a throw-in goes against them.
    • 86' Silva sees a shot find the arms of Howard. No real venom in it. The clock the real enemy for City as Jo is given offside.
    • 85' Yaya Toure has smacked a shot wide of the goal. Fine effort, but just wide of the goal from distance. The clock continues to tick down.
    • 84' Well, that looked a certain penalty. Hibbert did stick his hand out, but the referee did not see it otherwise that would have been given.
    • 83' Silva got the touch to Kolarov's cross. Appeals for another handball against Hibbert, but nothing doing from the referee before Johnson smacks a shot well over.
    • 82' Kolarov hammers a cross at the Everton goal. Looked more like a shot, but swerves over Howard's bar, and Everton creep closer to a fourth win of the season in the Premier League.
    • 81' Cahill trying to encourage his team-mate to close down from the front in these closing minutes. Saha is tackled by Zabaleta before he is brought down by Fellaini.
    • 80' Jo is on for Balotelli.
    • 79' Balotelli looks like he has ran his race for the evening. Looks to be in a fair bit of discomfort. Jo is getting warmed up on the touchline.
    • 78' Tony Hibbert is on to replace Jagielka for Everton.
    • 77' What a save by Howard! Balotelli chips the ball over the Everton keeper, but it comes back off a post before Howard races back to save from Tevez who looked certain to score. How did Everton survive? Amazing passage of play.
    • 76' Johnson picks up the ball on the edge of the area. Goes for the curler, but that is too high and Everton survive. Going to be a frantic final few moments to this game.
    • 75' Coleman departs to be replaced by Saha as Kolarov whacks the ball off Neville for a corner.
    • 74' Baines and Distin combine to knock the ball away from Tevez. Meanwhile, another change is coming from the visiting bench.
    • 73' Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is on for Osman.
    • 72' Tevez trying to cut a dash through the Everton defence. Ball breaks off a visiting player, but Osman heads the corner out of the box. Kolo Toure's shot hits Tevez before flying wide. Going to be a change here for Everton.
    • 71' GOAL FOR CITY! Yayo Toure's shot hits off Jagielka before nestling in the net. They needed a spot of luck, and they have got it. Game on now at 2-1.
    • 70' Ball slips away from Balotelli inside the area at the crucial moment. That pitch is getting slippery the longer this game goes on.
    • 69' One of the Everton fans has his top off. Probably not the night to uncage the stomach, but can hardly blame him with this scoreline. Can Everton hold out? City continue on the attack.
    • 68' Barry almost unlucked the door for City. Dipping volley flew over Howard from the edge of the box, but also the bar. So unlucky. Silva also involved.
    • 67' Tevez tries to open his box of tricks, buit Distin reads the game well to thump the cross out of his danger area.
    • 66' Tevez and Cahill in a spot of verbal sparring. Neville's arm was up when Silva hammered in that shot. Would have been harsh, but you have seen them given.
    • 65' Cahill always involved in the action, but he is penalised before Silva hammers a shot against Neville. City seem to be appealing for a pen every time they go forward.
    • 64' Flag goes up against Cahill. Think that was a foul on Zabaleta. Barry appeals for a handball against Jagielka in the box, but nothing doing. Referee got that decision spot on.
    • 63' Johnson throws over a cross that finds nobody before the referee's whistle goes for a foul against Zabaleta. Referee warning Howard about time-wasting.
    • 62' So on we go! Everton will play with one up front, probably Cahill, and try to hit on the break. Not exactly been doing much else since the break, even with 11 men.
    • 61' Davie Moyes was going to throw on Saha to replace Anichebe, but he can't make the change in time and Everton will have to see this one out with 10 men.
    • 60' Red card for Anichebe! Second yellow card after he clattered Zabaleta late. No complaints. This gives City fresh hope.
    • 59' Kolarov uncorks the free-kick, but straight at the wall and Everton can break without too much sweat. Really poor stuff.
    • 58' Osman fouls Zabaleta, and there is a real chance for City to apply some pressure from the free-kick. Just on the edge of the box.
    • 57' Balotelli and Yaya Toure getting in each other's way before Jagielka headers out of the box. Ball comes straight back, but City finding it difficult to unlock this Everton defence.
    • 56' 45,028 have turned up this evening, which is not bad. Johnson trying to get something going, but Neville is alert to the danger as he intervenes.
    • 55' Anichebe and Hart collide moments later and the Everton striker is going to be booked for taking Hart out of the play.
    • 54' Meanwhile, as the temperature hits minus nine, Zabaleta and Osman really collide with some ferocity. Thankfully, they are back on their feet. A real 50-50 ball.
    • 53' City with 16 shots on goal already in this game, but Everton have two goals from their five attempts and that is what counts. City also with 65% of possession.
    • 52' Better play by Tevez to pick out Kolarov. He sends a shot crashing just wide of a post from 30 yards. Some hit, but off target. We remain at 2-0.
    • 51' Poor pass by Fellaini, and Mancini is back out. The Italian looking far from happy at what is going on. Tevez wins a bit of space, but he can't get the ball beyond Distin or Baines.
    • 50' Zabaleta is bleeding again. Not looking good for him as Boateng gets warmed up on the touchline.
    • 49' Another blistering shot by Kolarov! That had some sting, but Howard dives to make a solid stop before Johnson's cross is plucked out of the air by Howard. Decent start by the home side.
    • 48' Strong challenge by Fellaini there on Balotelli. Really strong. Has to watch his step after being booked earlier. City on the attack.
    • 47' Adam Johnson has replaced James Milner for City.
    • 46' Everton getting us under way for this second period. Everton will go 13th place in the table if they complete this victory, but work to be done.
    • 45+2' Howard comes out to claim the ball with Tevez in the box. Meanwhile, Neville takes a sore one from Yaya Toure. There goes the whistle! City have it all to do in the second half.
    • 44' Two minutes to be added to the half.
    • 43' Fellaini back to head away a Silva cross. Everton look like they are going to protect this two-goal lead at the break.
    • 42' Moye talking to Cahill after another move involving Zabaleta and Milner breaks down. Not a full house in for this one despite the significance of the occasion. Can't blame people for staying at home on a night like this.
    • 41' More studied play by City, but all a little bit slow. Not going anywhere at speed as Jagielka races back to nudge the ball away from Yaya Toure.
    • 40' Baines fires in a long high ball. Cahill rises to head that back across goal. Hart takes it, but still an air of uncertainty in and around the City box.
    • 39' Push by Yaya Toure on Fellaini and Everton have a free-kick. The visiting fans continue to be heard in the cold.
    • 38' Tevez tries to open the door, but that is a fine bit of defending by Fellaini. He is really working hard to close down space.
    • 37' Kolo Toure happy to go back with the ball. He picks out Hart in the goal. City probably should be on the board at the moment.
    • 36' Another rash of home shots, but no goal. Just caught a replay of an earlier effort from Silva. Looked like it hit the arm of Neville in the area. Not that the referee would be able to tell. Some of the speed of these shots are incredible.
    • 35' Smashing effort from Kolarov! Really got hold of that free-kick, but Howard dives to nudge that ball around the post. City really knocking at the door.
    • 34' Foul by Cahill on Barry, and City have a free-kick that Kolarov is studying at the moment....
    • 33' Howard carries the ball behind under pressure from Tevez and City have a corner kick. Balotelli swings in a poor one and Everton sweep the ball out.
    • 32' Booking for Fellaini after he flies into a late tackle on Tevez. Two-footed tackle was always going to attract the attention of the ref. Got the ball, but plenty of the man.
    • 31' Anichebe is brought down by Milner on the break, and finally Everton have respite. Moyes demanding that his side get up the park.
    • 30' Decent movement by Balotelli. A frantic scramble in the visiting box with Kompany appealing for a penalty after he crashes in a shot against Jagielka, before Rodwell races out to block a Zabaleta shot. Somehow Everton survive.
    • 29' This one wide open. Neither defence exuding an air of authority, but Everton probably can't believe their luck at being two to the good at the half-hour mark.
    • 28' Save by Hart! Mistake by Kompany to give the ball away to Osman. He bounded forward. The ball deflected off Kolo Toure, but didn't have the pace to beat the home keeper.
    • 27' Anichebe gets a talking too after he doesn't half hang about in going through Milner, but here come Everton......
    • 26' Rodwell challenges Balotelli in the air from Kolarov's corner. Balotelli drills a shot over the bar seconds later. Bit of frustration for City there.
    • 25' Ball bouncing around outside the area. Looked like Distin was clipped by Balotelli in the area. Zabaleta then drives a cross into the area, but Rodwell clears.
    • 24' Mancini is out on the touchline as Tevez takes a tumble, but Everton have the free-kick which Neville bangs forward before City regain possession. Can they do something here?
    • 23' So Zabaleta was out of the action for eight minutes. He returns looking like Rab C Nesbitt. Silva tries to dance on to a Tevez pass, but Howard is all over that like a rash.
    • 22' Zabaleta returns to the pitch as Everton return to their attacking duties. Really growing in confidence out there.
    • 21' Kompany is going to be booked for a late challenge on Rodwell. Ref has had enough of his fouling.
    • 20' The Everton fans are loving this alright. Party time has come early. Mancini is not too happy about this situation. They remain a man down as Zabaleta continues to get treatment.
    • 19' Anichebe tries to bundle his way past Yaya Toure, but Barry comes across to thump the ball clear.
    • 18' A stunning move. Anichebe picked out Cahill who just flicked the ball back for Baines. A lovely swerving shot from 16 yards out. City down to 10 men with Zabaleta needing treatment for a head injury after his clash with Cahill.
    • 17' GOAL FOR EVERTON! A second goal for the visiting side! Superb finish from Baines. Number two from Cahill's lay-off. No chance for Hart.
    • 16' Distin gets a good tackle in on Tevez. Everton sitting deeper and deeper in their own half.
    • 15' More decent play by Everton. Distin just a bit long with a pass over the top for Anichebe and Hart is out of his area to collect the ball. City have possession.
    • 14' Offside decision goes against Balotelli. Went a bit early there. Meanwhile,. Cahill is needing a bit of treatment for a head knock.
    • 13' First sighting of Balotelli this evening. Rises in the box to get a header in, but was always leaning back and that is a comfortable take for Howard.
    • 12' City blowing hot and cold, but they are back on the attack here. Barry to Silva before Kolarov's cross is whacked out of the danger area.
    • 11' City should take confidence from that. Everton opened up far too easily. Kompany on the ball. He goes backwards to Kolo Toure. Decent defending by Distin to rob Tevez of the ball.
    • 10' City blow a golden chance to level! Yaya Toure pickes out Silva, but he drives a volley into the side netting from inside the box. What a waste.
    • 9' Long ball by Howard, and Everton win the second ball again. Nice play between Osman and Baines before Milner breaks up the move for the home team.
    • 8' This has been a bright start by Everton. Really taking the game to City, who cannot get their foot on the ball at the moment.
    • 7' Threes wins from 17 for Everton this term. Is a fourth beckoning? Neville's attempted cross is blocked by Kolarov before Kolo Toure whacks away from Cahill.
    • 6' City boss Mancini is far from happy with that moment. In fact, he is furious. Sloppy, sloppy defending.
    • 5' First real attack of the night for Everton. Baines tried to pick out Anichebe but Coleman had no probem sticking that ball onto the head of the Aussie international. Downward header. As easy as you like.
    • 4' GOAL FOR EVERTON! Cahill has nodded home at the near post. What a simple goal. All too easy after some fine attacking play by Coleman who picked out his team-mate.
    • 3' City quite happy to keep the ball in the early stages, but Everton are on the attack through Rodwell.
    • 2' Pitch looks to be in decent condition for the kind of evening that it is. Remember, City bidding to go top at Christmas for the first time since 1929.
    • 1' We are ready to go at Eastlands. City to get us off and running. Home side in light blue, Everton in darker blue.
    • 19.55 The teams are on their way out. Carlos Tevez leads City out. Freezing night for the match, but none of that will matter if City go top of the table this evening. Let us enjoy some football.
    • 19.50 Manchester City set to opt for 4-3-3 with Yaya Toure supporting the front three of Balotelli, Silva and Tevez as Milner and Barry lie a bit deeper than the other midfielders, while Everton could opt for 4-4-2 with Cahill and Anichebe leading their attack.
    • 19.45 Everton have won just one, but drawn six of their last nine Premier League matches.
    • 19.40 The referee is Peter Walton of Northamptonshire.
    • 19.35 Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Rodwell, Fellaini, Osman, Cahill, Anichebe Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Yakubu
    • 19.30 Teams are in: Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, Toure Yaya, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Balotelli Subs: Given, Richards, Wright-Phillips, Adam Johnson, Boateng, Vieira, Jo
    • 19.25 This is only the fourth time Man City have gone seven games unbeaten in the Premier League, the last time coming under Mark Hughes, a run which ended in December 2009.
    • 19.20 Everton boss David Moyes was expecting to face Tevez this evening. "I always thought he was going to play. He is a really good player, and an important one for Manchester City," said Moyes. "We played well at Chelsea a few weeks ago, but we can't score the goals. Hopefully, this Christmas period will bring a few goals."
    • 19.15 Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is happy that Tevez is staying at the club. "I am happy that Carlos decided to stay," said Mancini. "It was very important for everyone. I think Carlo will play well this evening, but it will be a very difficult game. Everton are a strong team."
    • 19.10 A few stats to get you in the mood for the action. Everton have won five of the last six Premier League games against Man City and the Citizens have failed to score in those five defeats.
    • 19.05 Skipper Carlos Tevez says he is staing at Manchester City after withdrawing his transfer request. Read all about it here. Tevez withdraws transfer request
    • 19.00 Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Manchester City's match with Everton in the Premier League.
  • Summary

    • 93' Kolo Toure has been sent off for a second yellow and a late tackle on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Game almost up for City now.
    • 90+1' Brilliant stop by Howard to tip the ball wide from Tevez's shot. That was some shot, but no goal. Kolo Toure is booked for a foul on Distin. Everton almost there now.
    • 85' Yaya Toure has smacked a shot wide of the goal. Fine effort, but just wide of the goal from distance. The clock continues to tick down.
    • 83' Silva got the touch to Kolarov's cross. Appeals for another handball against Hibbert, but nothing doing from the referee before Johnson smacks a shot well over.
    • 77' What a save by Howard! Balotelli chips the ball over the Everton keeper, but it comes back off a post before Howard races back to save from Tevez who looked certain to score. How did Everton survive? Amazing passage of play.
    • 71' GOAL FOR CITY! Yayo Toure's shot hits off Jagielka before nestling in the net. They needed a spot of luck, and they have got it. Game on now at 2-1.
    • 68' Barry almost unlucked the door for City. Dipping volley flew over Howard from the edge of the box, but also the bar. So unlucky. Silva also involved.
    • 60' Red card for Anichebe! Second yellow card after he clattered Zabaleta late. No complaints. This gives City fresh hope.
    • 52' Better play by Tevez to pick out Kolarov. He sends a shot crashing just wide of a post from 30 yards. Some hit, but off target. We remain at 2-0.
    • 49' Another blistering shot by Kolarov! That had some sting, but Howard dives to make a solid stop before Johnson's cross is plucked out of the air by Howard. Decent start by the home side.
    • 35' Smashing effort from Kolarov! Really got hold of that free-kick, but Howard dives to nudge that ball around the post. City really knocking at the door.
    • 17' GOAL FOR EVERTON! A second goal for the visiting side! Superb finish from Baines. Number two from Cahill's lay-off. No chance for Hart.
    • 10' City blow a golden chance to level! Yaya Toure pickes out Silva, but he drives a volley into the side netting from inside the box. What a waste.
    • 4' GOAL FOR EVERTON! Cahill has nodded home at the near post. What a simple goal. All too easy after some fine attacking play by Coleman who picked out his team-mate.
    • 19.35 Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Rodwell, Fellaini, Osman, Cahill, Anichebe Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Yakubu
    • 19.30 Teams are in: Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, Toure Yaya, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Balotelli Subs: Given, Richards, Wright-Phillips, Adam Johnson, Boateng, Vieira, Jo

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • P. Zabaleta
      • K. Touré Red Card
      • V. Kompany Yellow Card
      • A. Kolarov
      • Y. Touré Goal
      • J. Milner Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Barry Yellow Card
      • D. Silva
      • M. Balotelli Substitution Out (83′)
      • C. Tévez

      Subs

      • P. Vieira
      • S. Wright-Phillips
      • S. Given
      • A. Johnson Substitution In45′
      • M. Richards
      • J. Boateng
      • Substitution In83′
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • P. Neville
      • P. Jagielka Substitution Out (80′)
      • S. Distin
      • L. Baines Goal
      • J. Rodwell
      • M. Fellaini Yellow Card
      • S. Coleman Substitution Out (76′)
      • T. Cahill Goal
      • L. Osman Substitution Out (75′)
      • V. Anichebe Red Card

      Subs

      • L. Saha Substitution In76′
      • T. Hibbert Substitution In80′
      • Y. Aiyegbeni
      • D. Bilyaletdinov Substitution In75′
      • J. Beckford
      • M. Gueye
      • J. Mucha
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