EVE
MCI
90+7'
That's it, full time. What a match. City have the title in their control. But they are not in the clear. They asked for trouble in this match, and they almost got it.
90+6'
Joe Hart and Alcaraz are running for a ball and Hart cleverly lets it run past him to win a goal kick.
90+5'
A minute left now. Everton will have one last push forward.
90+4'
City now have the ball in midfield. They've just bought a free kick in midfield.
90+3'
Coleman tackles Silva on the byline, but Stones then sends a long pass for Baines out of play. City are plainly wasting time now.
90+2'
David Silva has the ball on the edge of the box, and fires a shot against a defender to win a corner. City are in no rush to take.
90+1'
There are going to be six minutes of added time. City have a free kick in their own half and slowly trudge forward.
90'
Baines has the ball on the blyine and Garcia clears slightly. Everton keep the ball in City's half.
89'
Everton have all the ball now. City are sitting back.
87'
City clear a cross on the right, but Barkley drives frorward. The ball comes to Deulofeu and he drives forward himself. From a tight angle he fires against the side netting. The corner is cleared.
86'
Everton with the ball now, and they've spread the ball from right to left.
85'
City have calmed down a bit now, and are playing the ball around defence.
84'
Oh wait, Dzeko is back on now.
Everton Substitution
83'
 
He's been booked. Osman is replaced by McGeady.
82'
He's still down.
80'
Dzeko remains on the floor, and the ref is waiting for him to stand to book him. It's bizarre. It's just not clear why he's staying down. The stretcher is on for him.
79'
Fernandinho lays the ball across the box but the move breaks down, and Everton win a free kick. Dzeko fouled Barkley once he was tackled, and has now gone down.
77'
City press Everton back, but they attack now with Baines on the left wing. Naismith then launches himself into the air, holding his face after Fernandinho brushed past him.
76'
A remarkable sentiment.

RT @StevePragnelLFC: And also the integrity of Tim Howard has to be questioned also he can't stand us & his allegiances with Utd & EFC is e…

75'
 
Nasri is replaced by Silva.
74'
David Silva will be coming on soon.
Manchester City Substitution
73'
And still City sit back. This is suicide!
72'
Nasri's corner comes to Kompany, then Milner. He sends in another cross that comes to Demichelis, whose low shot is blocked.
71'
Zabaleta is through on goal, and his shot is drilled at Howard. Kolarov wins the ball back and has his shot deflected over for a corner.

68. Never going to be an easy ride, was it? Hold on to your hats, Blues. Big 20 minutes to come!

69'
Both sides are trying to find their rhythm and approach after the goal and tactical changes.
67'
 
Demichelis is booked for dissent, as City think that Lukaku was offside. If they'd switched on since their last goal, that wouldn't have happend.
66'
 
Toure is off, and Kolarov is on. Deulofeu is on, and Jagielka is off.
Everton Substitution
Manchester City Substitution
65'
 
GOAL! Everton 2-3 Manchester City. Barkley lays off to Baines, he curls a wonderful cross in and Lukaku's diving header is against the post and across the line.
Everton Goal

Header - Bottom Left

64'
Kolarov is getting ready to come on. Presumably not for Clichy, but to strengthen the defence on the left wing and make City better on the counter with more direct football.
63'
A long ball drifts out for a goal kick. Bill Kenwright looks on.
62'
Baines and Naismith swap passes, and City continue to sit deep. Lukaku is ruled offside.

Going on the last week or so it's difficult to work out who wants Liverpool to win the league least, Everton or Steven Gerrard.

59'
Everton are dominating possession and City are dropping deep. While they have a two goal advantage, it's still a risk doing so this early in the match.

55. 14 goals for Edin this season. His joint best tally with two games (and 35 minutes) of the season to go. He's been on fire of late.

56'
City are just one goal conceded from squeaky bum time, though. Let's not assume where this will go just yet.
55'
Dzeko is tackled by Baines, I think, and a double ricochet means that Everton have a goal kick.
54'
Barkley's shot is deflected behind for a corner on the right. It's cleared.
52'
Milner aims a low pass forward for Toure, but Everton clean up and start to build from the back.
51'
Lukaku has the ball on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked. Milner breaks down the right, finds Toure, and City decide to calm it all down with short passes.

Almost a chance to level for Everton but Lukaku is offside. #EFCMCFC

48'
 
GOAL! Everton 1-3 Manchester City. Dzeko scores. Nasri controls a chipped pass, twists past Stones, and sends in a low cross for Dzeko to stab home.
Manchester City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

47'
Hart claims the corner.
46'
The second half starts. Fernandinho scoots into the box, pulls it back for Milner, but his low shot is easily blocked. Naismith is put through by a brilliant Barkley run and through ball, and Naismith's low shot is brilliantly tipped away by Joe Hart.
45+4'
That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.
45+3'
Stones pulls a great cross back across the box from the right, and Lukaku smashes his shot miles over.
45+2'
There are going to be three minutes of added time.
45+1'
Osman sends a loose pass forward and Demichelis strides forward.
45'
Coleman tackles Toure on the edge of the box, but City win it back now.
43'
 
GOAL! Everton 1-2 Manchester City. Dzeko scores. Fernandinho slides in Dzeko on the right, and his shot is from a pointlessly tight angle. It comes out to Milner, who curls in a shot to the penalty spot, and Dzeko's brilliant header is into the corner.
Manchester City Goal

Header - Bottom Right

42'
Naismith's shot from distance trundles wide. He'd done well to get free of Garcia in midfield.
41'
City are playing oddly patiently. They should be putting more pressure on by now. Zabaleta hits a long ball that Howard collects.
Manchester City Yellow card

Everton

Man City

39'
 
Fernandinho fairly obviously fouls Stones and wins the ball - and the ref gives nothing - and then Jagielka tackles Dzeko, obviously a corner - and the ref gives a goal kick - and he then books Garcia for an earlier foul.
38'
Milner almost gets through on the right but he overruns the ball. A poor clearance from defence, but City lose it in midfield.
37'
Everton attack down the right, but Stones slides a ball through for Lukaku, and he's offside.
36'
Nasri has a little space outside the box, and curls a shot well over the bar.
35'
Nasri finds Milner on the wing. It's back to Nasri now, and he lays it back to midfield.
34'
Zabaleta goes into Naismith with a barge on the halfway line. Everton take it short and switch play to the right.
33'
Naismith is tripped by Garcia on the halfway line.
32'
Toure shoots straight into a defender's leg, which was obviously never going to work. City win it back swiftly.
31'
Toure gets to the byline, draws the ball across goal but it's cleared. Clichy curls in a cross from the left, but it's out of play for a goal kick.
30'
Toure almost gets through on goal but Everton hold on and start to build from defence.
28'
Barkley will take. It's short to Osman, who finds Baines, and his cross is cleared behind for a corner. Baines applauds his home fans.
Manchester City Substitution
27'
 
Fernandinho is coming on to replace Aguero.
26'
Naismith is fouled by Demichelis 40 yards out. Baines will take, but City's phsyios are on to treat Aguero now.
25'
Clichy sends in a ball for Aguero to chase, but Howard is out to collect.
24'
Aguero trips Barkley deep in midfield, and is in real trouble.
23'
Aguero looks to be carrying a niggle in his groin. Fernandinho is warming up.
22'
 
GOAL! Everton 1-1 Manchester City. Aguero scores. Aguero pulls off into space behind Baines, Toure slips him in with a short pass and Aguero fires it in past Howard at the near post.
Manchester City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

21'
A brilliant crossfield pass from Toure to Aguero on the right of the pitch, but he's brilliantly crowded out and the danger passes.
20'
Howard hoofs it clear. Lukaku heads towards Coleman on the right and he slices a cross out of play for a goal kick.
19'
Everton with a spell of possession. They don't need to chase anything, and City are letting them keep the ball too.
18'
Clichy's cross is glanced away at the back post by Alcaraz. Good defending with City lurking for the header.
17'
TBF. What a woeful tweet.

15. Toure outmuscles Osman and gets a shot away but it’s rising over the bar. Think Ossie’s presence put him off TBF. #EFCMCFC

16'
Dzeko's cross is cleared by Stones and City are back with the defence. Toure brings the ball across into the box with a some brilliant strength and control, but fires his shot over the bar.
15'
City have the ball in defence. City seem untroubled, but aren't creating anything.
13'
Lukaku almost breaks through on the halfway line. City win it back and Aguero finds Nasri, who then sends it to Zabaleta.
12'
An energetic restart by City. What a shock for them.
11'
 
GOAL! Everton 1-0 Manchester City. Baines finds Naismith in the centre, who pings it straight back to Barkley on the corner of the box, and he curls a brilliant shot into the top corner. What a goal.
Everton Goal

Right Footed - Top Right

10'
Aguero slides the ball across for Zabaleta in space on the right, and he slices his shot miles over.
9'
Javi Garcia glances a header at Howrd that is easily saved.
8'
City still with the ball. Nasri swaps passes with Toure, and Nasri's cross is headed behind by Rio Jagielka.
7'
City now are happy with the ball, patiently waiting for an opening.
5'
Everton now have their spell of possession, Lukaku finds Baines with a great pass, and his pass across the box is sent wide by Naismith outside the box.
4'
Clichy's cross is cleared, but City quickly win it back.
3'
Aguero cuts the ball back but Milner loses it. It's back for Aguero, who fires a ball across the box, but it's just ahead of Dzeko.
2'
Aguero comes in from the left and chips in a low pass towards Dzeko, but it runs through to Howard.
1'
THIS IS MASSIVE. MASSIVE.
17:25
Five minutes to go.

Teams in the tunnel. Watching on as a psyched up @VincentKompany prepares to lead us out! #mcfc

17:20
You can read a brief match report on United's loss to Sunderland here.
17:15
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The rest of the lads get warmed up for action in front of our travelling fans #evertonvcity #mcfc http://t.co/QwcouvEAJO

17:05
Manuel Pellegrini: "When you just depend on what you do, it's better for the players. We like to have the pressure to be one of the teams who can win the title. At this moment the motivation is very high. The past is the past and this is the present, but Everton at any stage would be a difficult team. Roberto is doing a very good job in the same way he did at Wigan, playing for the Champions League and Europa League."
17:00
Roberto Martinez: "We don't look at it that way. We have 69 points and we want to beat that. We don't take it lightly. We need six points because I still think 75 points will be very much an exceptional figure, wherever it takes you. The only thing you can control in football is what you can do. Seventy-five points in the last three seasons would have got you in the top three. We are not a team who are happy just to do enough, that is not in our nature."
16:55
City look very strong with Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero all starting, but David Silva only makes the bench. He has not recovered from an ankle injury.
16:50
TEAMS: Everton: Howard, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Distin, Garbutt, Ledson. /// Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Garcia, Toure, Milner, Nasri, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Negredo, Jovetic.
16:45
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League final. That’s right, the final. If Manchester City win today, the title is certainly theirs as they have Villa and West Ham at home after this. Should they fail to beat Everton, then Liverpool need only to beat Crystal Palace and Newcastle.

Starting Line-ups

Everton
Manchester City
    • 24
      Howard
    • 30
      Alcaraz
    • 6
      C
      Jagielka
    • 5
      Stones
    • 3
      Baines
    • 21
      Osman
    • 16
      McCarthy
    • 23
      Coleman
    • 20
      Barkley
    • 14
      Naismith
    • 10
      Lukaku
Team Manager:  Roberto Martinez
    • 10
      Dzeko
    • 16
      Agüero
    • Milner
    • Javi García
    • 42
      Yaya Touré
    • 8
      Nasri
    • 5
      Zabaleta
    • 4
      C
      Kompany
    • 26
      Demichelis
    • 22
      Clichy
    • 1
      Hart
Team Manager:  Manuel Pellegrini
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Howard 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Stones 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Alcaraz 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
P. Jagielka 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Baines 0 1 0 74 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. Coleman 0 0 0 50 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. McCarthy 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
L. Osman 0 0 0 78 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 83
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lukaku 1 0 2 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
R. Barkley 1 0 1 75 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. Naismith 0 1 3 38 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Hart 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Demichelis 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
V. Kompany 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
P. Zabaleta 0 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
G. Clichy 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Milner 0 1 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Javi García 0 0 1 43 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
S. Nasri 0 1 1 51 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 74
Yaya Touré 0 1 2 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Dzeko 2 0 4 36 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
S. Agüero 1 0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 28
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