Saturday December 1, 2012 Day 15 Finished Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 1 - 1 Everton

  • Tévez 43’ (pen.)
  • Fellaini 33’

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  1. Premier League - Manchester City held by Everton

    Premier League - Manchester City held by Everton

    Manchester City were held by Everton as Carlos Tevez's penalty cancelled out Marouane Fellaini's opener in a 1-1 draw. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • Everton
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    • 90+3' And there goes the full-time whistle. A great point for Everton. A draw was about fair with both teams creating few chances between them. A very tense affair.
    • 90+3' Distin heads clear Nasri's cross. Great defending.
    • 90+3' Johnny Heitinga comes on for Jelavic. Shut up shop time for Everton.
    • 90+2' A ball comes into the box towards Balotelli but the striker control with his hand. So frustrating for City.
    • 90+2' Everton have got ten men behind the ball now.
    • 90+1' Hart so nearly let that free-kick in there.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of injury time to be played.
    • 90' Jelavic fires the free-kick at goal but Hart is just able to tip his effort past the post.
    • 89' A real chance for Everton this....
    • 89' Zabaleta goes into the book for the tackle.
    • 88' Jelavic wins a free-kick right on the edge of the box from Zabaleta.
    • 88' Distin does well to cut out a Yaya Toure pass searching for the run of Aguero.
    • 87' It is going to be a tense final few moments for Everton here.
    • 86' Silva plays in Nasri with a lovely ball. The Frenchman tries to pull the ball back across goal but Everton clear.
    • 85' Everton are really struggling to hold onto the ball. They need to keep it for longer if they do not want to allow City to force an equaliser.
    • 84' Balotelli tries a shot from distance but it is poor and goes well over.
    • 83' Yaya Toure with the ball from deep but it is poor and straight at Howard.
    • 83' City again knocking on the door. Nasri tries to slot in Aguero but Distin does well to clear.
    • 82' Balotelli sends in a ball from the right but he overhits his cross.
    • 81' Balotelli comes on for Dzeko. He put in a decent shift today against a strong Everton defence.
    • 80' Some space opens up for Fellaini down the left but he selfishly goes for the shot from a very tight angle and sends it high and wide.
    • 79' Balotelli is getting warmed up. He broke the deadlock against Wigan. Can he do similar tonight?
    • 79' Everton moving the ball around nicely now but cannot find a way past City's defence.
    • 78' Barry brings down Osman in a dangerous position.
    • 77' Everton are coming back into this now. Seeing a lot more of the ball than 15 minutes ago.
    • 76' Oviedo nearly makes an instant impact. Sadly for him his long-range shot sails into row z.
    • 74' Bryan Oviedo comes on for Naismith. The Scot has faded as the game has gone on.
    • 73' Baines' free-kick is poor and it fails to beat the first man.
    • 73' It is Baines who sends it in but Dzeko gets his head on it to send it off for a corner.
    • 72' Kompany concedes the free kick on Pienaar in a dangerous position.
    • 71' Now is about the time Moyes should be thinking about some changes. Everton need some fresh legs out there.
    • 70' Fellaini is booked for a late tackle on Zabaleta.
    • 69' Segio Aguero comes on for Tevez. He worked very hard today and of course got the all-important equaliser.
    • 69' Gibson tries to find Fellaini in the box with a great ball but it is just a little long and goes out for the goal kick.
    • 68' Maicon is becoming more and more dangerous down that right-hand side as the game goes on.
    • 67' Maicon gets foward down the right and picks out Tevez in the box but the striker cannot get enough on his header to threaten the goal.
    • 66' Everton really having to put in some desperate defending currently.
    • 65' City look like scoring any minute now as Silva and Dzeko both find themself with the ball in the box but just cannot find any space to get a shot away.
    • 64' Still it is City with all the possession. Everton are really playing on the counter attack now.
    • 63' Some lovely work from Maicon down the right as he drives forward before firing an effort at goal. Howard just manages to deal with the swerving effort.
    • 62' Dzeko finds Silva in space down the left. The Spaniard pulls a dangerous ball back across goal but nobody in a City shirt is there to meet it.
    • 61' Better from Everton as Pienaar links up well with Baines before looking for the run of Fellaini but he just fails to find him.
    • 60' Silva picks out Zabaleta on the left with a lovely pass. The full back finds Tevez in the area but the Argentine heads well over.
    • 59' City are really starting to impose themselves for a sustained period in this game for the first time. Everton being forced deep into their half.
    • 58' Hibbert tries to find Fellaini from the right but he overhits it. Everton need to be a little less wasteful in possession.
    • 57' Everton are really struggling to get the ball out of their own half since the restart.
    • 56' Baines tries to pick out Jelavic with a quick free-kick but Hart does well to react and claim the ball.
    • 55' It is City with all the pressure now as Maicon sends in a poor ball that is cleared. Dzeko tries a long-range shot but it is blocked.
    • 54' That's twice in the space of a few minutes Tevez has nearly caught out both of Everton's centre backs.
    • 53' Jagielka gets caught in possession by Tevez but luckily for the Everton man it goes out for a throw.
    • 52' Gibson takes aim from the edge of the box for Everton but his effort sails well wide. Never troubling Hart.
    • 51' Distin does well to just outmuscle Tevez to the long ball over the top and clear. For one moment it looked like the striker had beaten him to the ball.
    • 50' Nasri tries to force his way down the right following the one-two with Yaya Toure but he eventually loses it. Unlucky.
    • 49' The first half ended in enthralling fashion. Let's hope we can see more of the same in this half.
    • 48' It is City with the early possession as Barry plays in Tevez but the striker is unable to get his shot away from inside the box.
    • 47' Tevez takes out Osman with a late challenge. The Everton man looks in the wars again. He's alright though.
    • 46' No changes from either side.
    • 45+2' And there's the half-time whistle. What an exciting end to the half after a pretty slow start. An enthralling second half awaits...
    • 46' And we're off...
    • 45+2' Lescott goes into the book for a late tackle on Pienaar.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of injury time to play. City look like they want another before the break.
    • 45' A real way back into the game for City there. Moyes will be fuming at his side.
    • 44' Tevez slots the penalty calmly past Howard. He sends it right down the middle. The keeper with little chance there.
    • 43' City have won a penalty! Dzeko brought down in the area by Fellaini.
    • 42' Nasri picks out Barry with a cross. He chests it to Dzeko who strikes it at goal but Howard doea well to make the save and turn it round the post.
    • 41' City have lost there momentum now.
    • 40' If Everton can hold on until the half time whistle they will put themselves in a great position.
    • 39' Osman is in a bit of pain after a clash with Yaya Toure. He looks ok now though.
    • 39' Tevez manages to get a snap shot away at goal but it takes a deflection, making it comfortable for Howard.
    • 38' That was City's best chance. They're really knocking on the door now.
    • 37' Nasri picks out Tevez with a fine cross. The striker does well to force a header in at goal but Howard tips it round the post. Strong save.
    • 36' What have City got in response?
    • 35' You have to say City had it coming there. It was only a matter of time before Everton finally managed to do something with the ball in the final third.
    • 34' It was Baines who sent the delivery in. A great cross. Harte was unlucky as the first save was a strong one.
    • 33' Everton take the lead through Fellaini as Hart makes a great save to deny his original header but the Belgian is there to follow it up and knock it in.
    • 33' Yaya Toure fouls Fellaini. Neither player was pulling out of the challenge there.
    • 32' Silva needs to get on the ball more for City as whenever he has, he has looked a real danger.
    • 31' Gibson looks for the run of Hibbert with a first time ball but just misses him. Unlucky as Everton were playing some nice stuff up until that point.
    • 30' City knock it around patiently on the edge of the box but soon lose it. Everton try to counter but the move goes nowhere. Frustrating.
    • 29' Kompany with another long ball to Tevez but Distin does well to get to the ball first and clear.
    • 28' Another example of the away side getting into a good position but not really knowing what to do with the ball when they are there.
    • 27' It's Hibbert's turn to get forward down the right. He plays in Fellaini who knocks it to Naismith but his pass is poor and the move comes to an end. A real waste there.
    • 26' Baines gets forward again. Lescott heads his cross clear though.
    • 26' Osman plays the ball to Baines in space on the left. The full back, with plenty of time, sends a cross in but it is very poor and goes out for the goal kick.
    • 25' It's Tevez who pulls a ball back across goal this time and Silva just misses it. It falls to the incoming Nasri though but his shot is blocked by the back of Dzeko's head.
    • 24' Nice work from City on the right as Maicon tees up Barry for the cross but Tevez fails to get on the end of it.
    • 24' So quite a tight game so far. No proper chances have been created as of yet.
    • 23' Kompany does well to hold off Fellaini and head the long ball over the top back to Hart.
    • 22' Gibson spots the run of Baines down the left but he is unable to pick him out with the pass. Baines has been getting forward a lot. To be expected.
    • 21' Silva whips the free-kick in but Howard punches and Everton only give it back to the Spaniard on the right. He picks out Dzeko but the striker is unable to get proper contact on his header.
    • 20' Pienaar stops Maicon with what looks like a good tackle but a free kick is given in a dangerous position. Moyes is not happy.
    • 19' Everton have been rather hesitant in the final third so far. They are getting in good positions though which is a positive.
    • 18' Lovely play between Pienaar and Baines down the left. The South African tries to pull it back across goal but his final delivery is poor. A warning for City.
    • 17' Osman and Gibson have been impressive in possession up to now. Keeping Everton's play ticking over.
    • 16' Fellaini gives it away cheaply to Silva who picks out Tevez but luckily for the Belgian City's attack breaks down on the edge of the penalty box.
    • 16' Kompany again plays it long in the direction of Tevez.
    • 15' Fellaini wins a flick on and knocks it in the direction of Naismith. The Scot tries to play in Jelavic first time but Lescott intercepts his pass. Unlucky there Everton.
    • 14' Mancini again asked for more goals from his strikers this week. Will Tevez and Dzeko be able to help him out in that department today?
    • 13' Kompany looks for the run of Tevez with the long ball but just overhits it. That has definitely been a ploy of City's up to now.
    • 12' It is a very feisty affair so far with neither side pulling out of any challenges.
    • 11' Yaya Toure drops deep to pick up the ball. He searches for the run of Tevez but Distin is there to head away the danger.
    • 10' So City a little slow out of the blocks but they appear to have found some of their rhythm now.
    • 10' Howard is in a little pain after colliding with Dzeko as he came to collect the cross there.
    • 9' It's all City at the minute and Yaya Toure picks out Maicon in space on the right. The full back whips in a cross but Howard does well to collect.
    • 9' Silva looks for the run of Tevez but Jagielka does well to intercept.
    • 8' City with a little pressure on Everton now. Silva is getting involved and plays in Zabaleta down the left but the full back is unable to get his cross in.
    • 7' Some nice work from Everton again as they get to the edge of City's area. Pienaar does well but the away side are a little hesitant in their passing and Osman's shot causes no problems for Hart.
    • 6' Kolarov has picked up an early injury and will be replaced by Zabaleta. A like for like switch.
    • 6' Howard called into action again as he does well to rush out of his goal and smother a through ball from Nasri looking for the run of Dzeko.
    • 5' Kolarov tries to send a ball in from the left but Hibbert gets a block in and Howard catches.
    • 5' Moyes will be delighted with his side's start. City have barely touched the ball.
    • 4' Everton pass it around outside City's box until Naismith eventually takes the shot on but it is some way off target.
    • 3' Silva tracks back well to stop Baines from getting a cross in from the left.
    • 3' This is a positive start from the away side as they knock it around nicely.
    • 2' Baines gets forward well but concedes the foul against Yaya Toure.
    • 2' Everton are already looking for Fellaini with long balls. I'm sure that will be a recurring theme today.
    • 1' Distin looks for the run of Jelavic with an early long ball but it is just too far for the striker to reach.
    • 1' And we're off as Everton get us under way...
    • 15:00 The teams are out onto the pitch and we are just moments away from kick-off...
    • 14:55 Today's referee is Lee Probert. City have won their last six league matches with him in charge, while Everton have lost just once in their last 12 league matches refereed by this afternoon's official.
    • 14:50 Remember, City can go top, at least for a hew hours, with a win or a draw today as Manchester United are not playing Reading until later today. Everton will be looking for a win as they try to keep pace with the Champions League spots. Today's away side have drawn six of their last eight league games.
    • 14:45 David Moyes: "I think we've had some good performances [against City]. I don't know if they're up there with the best in my time here but I think we've done quite well when we've played them and we'll try to do that again."
    • 14:40 Mancini: "I think (facing) Everton is difficult for everyone, for us, for Manchester United, for Chelsea. Because every game they play against a top squad, they play very, very well. Every match we play against them, we have a problem."
    • 14:35 City have not lost at home in the league since December 2010. The last team to beat them... Everton. A good omen for today?
    • 14:30 Everton have become City's bogey team over the past few years, with the Merseyside club having won eight and lost just two of their last 10 Premier League meetings. Roberto Mancini has only won once in six attempts against them.
    • 14:25 So, City make a fair few changes to the team that saw off Wigan in midweek. Aleksandar Kolarov, Joleon Lescott, Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko come in as Pablo Zabaleta, Matija Nastasic, Javi Garcia, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli make way. Everton, meanwhile, are unchanged from the side that drew with Arsenal on Wednesday, with Leighton Baines and Nikica Jelavic shaking off a hamstring injury and illness respectively.
    • 14:20 MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Barry, Silva, Nasri, Tevez, Dzeko... Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Sinclair, Garcia, Aguero, Balotelli. /// EVERTON: Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Naismith, Pienaar, Osman, Gibson, Fellaini, Jelavic... Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios, Gueye.
    • 14:15 Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester City against Everton at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90' Jelavic fires the free-kick at goal but Hart is just able to tip his effort past the post.
    • 63' Some lovely work from Maicon down the right as he drives forward before firing an effort at goal. Howard just manages to deal with the swerving effort.
    • 44' Tevez slots the penalty calmly past Howard. He sends it right down the middle. The keeper with little chance there.
    • 43' City have won a penalty! Dzeko brought down in the area by Fellaini.
    • 42' Nasri picks out Barry with a cross. He chests it to Dzeko who strikes it at goal but Howard doea well to make the save and turn it round the post.
    • 37' Nasri picks out Tevez with a fine cross. The striker does well to force a header in at goal but Howard tips it round the post. Strong save.
    • 33' Everton take the lead through Fellaini as Hart makes a great save to deny his original header but the Belgian is there to follow it up and knock it in.
    • 14:20 MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Barry, Silva, Nasri, Tevez, Dzeko... Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Sinclair, Garcia, Aguero, Balotelli. /// EVERTON: Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Naismith, Pienaar, Osman, Gibson, Fellaini, Jelavic... Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios, Gueye.
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