Saturday March 16, 2013 Day 30 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 2 - 0 Manchester City

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  1. Premier League - Everton down Manchester City to all but end title race

    Premier League - Everton down Manchester City to all but end title race

    Ten-man Everton buried Manchester City's Premier League title hopes with a 2-0 win at Goodison Park. More

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    • Everton
    • Manchester City
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    • 90+5' There's the final whistle! A fantastic win for Everton, and Manchester City's title defence is now completely dead, if it were not already.
    • 90+4' Looked like Jelavic was going to go for the corner flag, but he went for goal and curled a beauty into the top left corner.
    • 90+3' GOAL! Here come Everton on the break - Fellaini finds Jelavic who goes for goal... and SCORES!! GAME OVER!!
    • 90+3' Mucha there again, punching a cross away to safety.
    • 90+2' A great cheer goes up as Mucha parries the ball high into the air and catches it as it comes down.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of added time to be played. Seems fair, though the home fans don't like it.
    • 90+1' Another yellow card - this time Leon Osman. But it does burn a few seconds off the clock.
    • 90' Everton change: Victor Anichebe gets a standing ovation goes off, and Nikica Jelavic replaces him.
    • 89' Time running out for Roberto Mancini's men - can they conjure some late magic? Mucha punches clear...
    • 88' City extremely unlucky there - but let's not forget Everton had a goal wrongly disallowed in the first half.
    • 87' City have a free-kick at the edge of the box - can they make it pay? No! Kolarov smack it into the wall.
    • 86' Handball! Fellaini blocks Tevez's shot and it is just outside the box, says Lee Probert! Oh my - the replay shows Fellaini's hand was MILES inside the area, at least a yard! A clear penalty. Or it should have been...
    • 85' Everton continue to come forward - they have been very impressive today, though there's still time for that to change.
    • 84' Naismith delivers a corner from the right which is poor and gets cut out by the first man.
    • 83' Man City changes: Scott Sinclair and Gael Clichy are on for James Milner and Kolo Toure!
    • 82' Javi Garcia with a 25-yarder that takes a slight touch and Mucha smothers the ball! Everton hanging on, here.
    • 81' Coleman with a vital intervention! Kolarov delivers from the right and the defender gets a slight touch to take the ball out of Tevez's path! That looked a certain equaliser.
    • 80' Milner shouts at David Silva for getting in his way as he prepares to get a shot away.
    • 79' Another fine save from Mucha!! Zabaleta is in space on the right, but the goalkeeper makes a good stop! Out quickly again!
    • 78' DISTIN!! Baines's corner finds the centre-back six yards out but he heads over!
    • 77' Anichebe's the perfect striker for this sort of situation - Gibson finds him completely isolated, but he holds the ball up and returns the pass. Excellent play from the lone forward.
    • 76' Coleman blocks Kolarov's cost, albeit at the cost of a throw. He has defended well so far.
    • 75' Baines delivers a corner from the right... met at the far post by Heitinga who heads down but he can't force it goalwards.
    • 74' City have enjoyed 65 per cent possession in the last 10 minutes.
    • 73' Silva with a corner from the City right... met at the near post by Dzeko, who glances it over.
    • 72' City are ratcheting up the pressure now - starting to camp out in the Everton half. Could be a nervous 20 minutes for the home team.
    • 71' Kolarov crosses from the left but it's cut out...
    • 70' Everton change: Mirallas does indeed come off, but it's Steven Naismith to replace him.
    • 70' City change: Samir Nasri on for Gareth Barry.
    • 69' Great chasing back from Coleman to nick the ball off Tevez as City look to build down the left.
    • 68' That was quality goalkeeping from Mucha. Recovered so quickly to close down Milner's shot.
    • 67' GREAT SAVE MUCHA!! Dzeko lifts a delightful ball over to Tevez who touches it delicately towards goal - Mucha saves, then recovers quickly to block Milner's follow-up. Mucha-s gracia.
    • 67' Phil Neville is warming up on the Everton touchline. Would be no surprise to see him on, possibly for Mirallas.
    • 66' Milner decks Mirallas with a really poor challenge. Goodison reacts angrily but there's no card!
    • 65' City free-kick... Milner lays it off for Kolarov whose weak shot is cut out.
    • 63' Mirallas delivers a corner from the Everton right... can't pick out a blue shirt.
    • 62' Well, that pointless challenge from Pienaar could well give City a way back into this. Everton looked so comfortable...
    • 61' RED CARD! Steven Pienaar has been sent off, a second booking! Needless challenge on Javi Garcia - foot up and late, really brainless tackle.
    • 60' That Osman effort actually went wide off a defender... the second corner goes out for a goal kick.
    • 59' Fellaini wins a corner on the Everton left, Baines to take... Osman meets it on the volley but sends his effort just wide!
    • 58' Milner twists one way and the other before booming a cross in from the right, but the ball goes straight out of play!
    • 57' Kevin Mirallas with a corner from the Everton right... Anichebe adjudged to have fouled as the ball came in.
    • 56' Everton continue to press for a second and Mirallas chases a long Mucha clearance down the centre... Toure just scuffs the ball to safety but it's untidy from City.
    • 54' Barry swings the ball into the box, Milner heads it down and the fast-arriving Javi Garcia makes a mess of the shot from eight years out.
    • 53' Fellaini drifts right and tries to return Coleman's pass, but he cannot quite locate the marauding Irishman.
    • 52' Everton break down the right with Pienaar who plays a diagonal ball to the feet of Anichebe who cannot bring the ball under control.
    • 51' Anichebe in the thick of it again as Baines crosses from the left, but this time he fails to make proper contact with his header.
    • 50' Tremendous fight from Anichebe who holds off Kolo Toure and wins a throw - he gets rapturous applause from an appreciative crowd.
    • 50' Milner can't get past Baines to deliver a cross and lays it back to Javi Garcia, whose effort is blocked.
    • 49' Anichebe is back on already...
    • 48' Lee Probert calls the physio on to take a look at Anichebe, who looks slightly dazed after that challenge.
    • 47' Scrappy start to the half - and other robust aerial collision between Javi Garcia and Anichebe.
    • 46' Second half under way. No personnel changes from either side.
    • - Interesting first half - City with a lot of work to do. Back in a few minutes.
    • 45+2' Half-time at Goodison Park, and Leon Osman's brilliant goal has given Everton the lead.
    • 45+1' City struggling to assert themselves. They need a rethink at half time.
    • 45' Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half.
    • 43' Kolarov crosses from the left, Dzeko jumps high to meet it but gets up a bit early and the ball squirts wide off the top of his head.
    • 42' Great ball from Anichebe to release Baines down the left... he cannot get a cross in, though. City will be glad to get to half time.
    • 41' City have switched from a back three to a back four - Kolarov to left-back, Milner to right midfield, Silva to left midfield.
    • 40' Good effort from Tevez, who sidesteps Heitinga and smashes a diagonal 25-yarder just wide!
    • 39' Coleman skins Kolarov and crosses low from the right for Anichebe, who turns but gets underneath the ball and smashes his shot over.
    • 38' Seamus Coleman crosses from the right to Fellaini, who tries to head across goal for Anichebe but Toure gets the ball away.
    • 36' Mirallas leaves Milner for dead and comes into the box... he goes down!! Was he tripped or did he lose his footing? Lee Probert decides the latter.
    • 35' Big penalty appeal from Everton as the corner comes in and Fellaini goes to ground under the attention of Nastasic. Nothing doing, says Lee Probert.
    • 34' Another yellow, this time to Edin Dzeko for jumping with slightly-too-pointy elbows.
    • 33' Oh, what a wonderful goal that is from Leon Osman. Rivelino-esque. Outside of the left foot, started in the middle of the goal before swerving into the top left corner. No chance Hart. Astonishing goal.
    • 32' GOAL!! LEON OSMAN WITH A SCREAMER!! A 30-yarder into the top left corner - outside of his left foot!
    • 31' Another free-kick, this time for a Kolo Toure trip on Anichebe. Baines, Pienaar and Osman discuss who will whip this one into the box.
    • 30' Fellaini meets the resultant free-kick with a downward header which is straight at Hart.
    • 29' Now Kolarov hauls Osman over, and this is going to be another yellow card. A bit of naughtiness from both sides.
    • 28' Referee Lee Probert needs to keep a lid on this game - it's all getting a bit petulant.
    • 27' More needle as Dzeko leaves Distin in a heap in the box as they challenge for an aerial ball - they were involved in that incident earlier on, so there may have been a spot of revenge there.
    • 26' Yellow card for Steven Pienaar who slides through Gareth Barry. Bad foul, he can have no complaints. Everton wanted a free-kick for a Barry challenge moments earlier, but still - definite booking for Pienaar.
    • 25' Mucha called into action again! Another fairly routine save, however, as he catches a Dzeko strike from the edge of the box.
    • 24' City are starting to come into this game after a hesitant start. Kolarov finds Dzeko with his back to goal; he swivels and fires a left-foot shot that Mucha holds.
    • 23' Tevez has space to get a shot away at the edge of the box. Plenty of power but straight at Mucha who makes a decent catch.
    • 21' Silva delivers an inswinging cross into the Everton box which is easily claimed by Mucha.
    • 20' Everton continue to press down the left... Osman's attempted cross is blocked as the visitors stay resolute.
    • 19' From Infostrada: Lee Probert is the referee today. Man City have not lost any of the last 10 matches he has refereed in all competitions (8 PL). The last time he refereed Man City and they lost was a 2-0 PL defeat at Portsmouth in February 2009. Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta are the only two City players to play that day still with the club.
    • 17' Osman tries to shoot through a forest of legs but the ball ricochets away to relative safety for the visitors.
    • 16' City are pinned back, and David Sliva puts the ball out for a throw on the Everton left, before Zabaleta concedes a corner.
    • 15' Strangely, the crowd reaction to that disallowed goal was pretty muted. I suspect there'll be some anger when people see the replay.
    • 13' Oh dear. In fairness to the linesman, that did look offside to the naked eye, but the replay shows Mirallas was level with the last man. Everton's goal should have stood!
    • 13' GOAL DISALLOWED!! City head the ball clear, it comes back into the box and Kevin Mirallas smashes it into the roof of the net - but the offside flag is up!
    • 12' Milner barges Osman over, and that's an Everton free-kick on the left, 40 yards from goal. Milner actually slightly lucky not to go into the book for that cynical challenge.
    • 11' The corner comes to nothing, but Everton are starting to get on top here.
    • 10' Everton win a free-kick 30 yards out, which Gibson strikes into the wall. It comes back to Coleman who weaves between Silva and Barry to win a corner.
    • 9' Fellaini will miss the games at home to Stoke and away to Tottenham.
    • 8' Marouane Fellaini clatters Milner close to halfway, and that's going to be a yellow card from Lee Probert. And that's bad news for Fellaini and Everton. It's his 10th of the season, which means a two-game suspension.
    • 7' The corner is flicked on, but Everton cannot get a shot away and City clear.
    • 7' Kolo Toure heads the free-kick behind for a corner, again to be taken by Baines.
    • 6' James Milner trips Baines close to the left corner-flag. A good opportunity for the left-back to deliver the free-kick into a dangerous position.
    • 4' Dzeko gets a forearm in the back of the head from Distin as the pair jump for a header - but no intent and the City striker will be fine.
    • 3' A quiet opening to the game. City have a poor record against Everton and are taking a cautious approach.
    • 2' City win a free-kick on the left side, just inside Everton territory... but Kolarov's delivery is poor and gets cut out by the first man.
    • 1' And off we go! Everton are playing from right to left in blue and white - City in their burgundy change strip.
    • 12:42 Out come the teams, and there's a good reception for Everton despite last week's FA Cup drubbing by Wigan. You'd expect that really. Europe is very much on the cards and a top four finish is not out of the question.
    • 12:40 Leighton Baines is one of only three outfield players to play every minute of every game for his side this season. The other two are Steven Gerrard and Matthew Lowton.
    • 12:35 Stat from Opta: Everton have won five of their last seven Barclays Premier League encounters with Manchester City (L1 D1). Roberto Mancini has lost to David Moyes more than any other manager in the Premier League (5).
    • 12:30 Hello, my name's Alex Chick and I'll be doing live comments of this game - feel free to get in touch on Twitter, though bear in mind my capacity for chatting will be reduced by the fact I'm covering the match... But you're welcome to give me a follow anyway...
    • 12:25 And Roberto Mancini says talk of English football's demise in Europe is nonsense: : "Last year Chelsea won it and this year English football has three teams in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. For three or four years English teams have won, or been to the final. For one year, other teams have done it. When I read this thing about English football being down I thought it was stupid."
    • 12:20 Let's revisit yesterday's manager press conferences, starting with David Moyes who said his side's FA Cup defeat to Wigan won't affect his future: "It doesn’t alter anything. The decision at the end of the season will be made by me and the players and how well we all do together, how high we finish in the league. It’s never changed."
    • 12:15 Jan Mucha continues in goal for Everton due to Tim Howard's back/rib injury, while Victor Anichebe continues to keep Nikica Jelavic out of the side up front.
    • 12:10 Yaya Toure misses out because he is suffering from a migraine. He joins Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Jack Rodwell and Micah Richards on the sidelines for City.
    • 12:05 EVERTON: Mucha, Baines, Gibson, Heitinga, Mirallas, Distin, Osman (c), Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Anichebe... Subs: Springthorpe, Oviedo, Jelavic, Naismith, Neville, Barkley, Duffy. // MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta (c), Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Milner, Garcia, Barry, Kolarov, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko... Subs: Pantilimon, Razak, Nasri, Sinclair, Lescott, Clichy, Lopes.
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