Manchester City extend the gap at the top as they beat Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton

Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva scored for Manchester City as they defeated Everton 3-1.

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Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 in a comprehensive performance to extend their lead at the top to ten points now. This was their extra game in hand and they’ve won it extending it to 17 consecutive wins on the trot.

Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva scored for Manchester City whereas Richarlison scored the sole goal for Everton.

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Despite having most of the possession, Manchester City could not conjure up many direct opportunities to score with Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton ready to defend deep. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who returned in place of substitute Olsen had little to do in the first half an hour.
However persistence paid dividends as youngster Phil Foden once again got on the scoresheet for Manchester City. With Manchester City surrounding the Everton penalty box they did well to keep the pressure on from a corner and eventually the ball fell at the feet of Phil Foden who hammered the ball in. Coleman got a deflection and sent Pickford the wrong way.

But Everton once again showed some real grit and determination to come back from the one goal deficit. Left back Lucas Digne got on the end of a cross from the right and directed it to the goal before Richarlison just tucked in the ball to equalised just before halftime.
While City did struggle at times to get in front , not once did they look out of control in the match. And eventually when the opportunity came for Riyad Mahrez he screamed it in with that banger of a left foot.
Bernardo Silva put the icing on the cake for Manchester City as his goal sealed the deal for the visitors and ensured that they left with all three points from Goodison Park.

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