Raheem Sterling on target as Manchester City cruise to victory over Everton
Raheem Sterling scored his first Premier League goal since August as champions Manchester City eased to a 3-0 victory over lacklustre Everton on Sunday.
Rodri added a stunning second and Bernardo Silva a late third as Pep Guardiola’s side responded to convincing victories by title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday with a dominant display of their own.
City were without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne following his positive test for coronavirus this week but in his absence the Etihad Stadium was treated to a glimpse of the future with a fine display from teenager Cole Palmer.
The highly-rated Palmer looked at ease in a fluid and dominant City side, for whom Sterling also shone.
The England forward has endured a frustrating start to the season and his future has been the subject of frequent speculation.
The disappointment for him on this occasion that he did not add to his tally, squandering a late chance as City cruised towards the final whistle.
There was some acknowledgement of the main footballing news of the day from across the city, with fans singing “Ole’s on the dole” in reference to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking at Manchester United.
There was a far louder chant, however, in tribute to Sergio Aguero, the club’s record goalscorer, following reports the now Barcelona striker is poised to announce his retirement following a heart scare.
There was little on the field to excite the crowd initially as the game got off to a slow start, not helped by numerous stoppages.
Free-kick to City and Riyad Mahrez is standing over it. The sub goes for goal but it’s straight at Jordan Pickford.
Man City 2-0 Everton
71 min: A rare foray forward for Everton, who have been a little bit more positive in the past few minutes, but Richarlison can’t connect properly with an ambitious scissor-kick. Still time for the visitors to make this game interesting, despite the dominance of the home side.
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Follow live updates from the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s side meet Rafa Benitez’s outfit
Follow live updates as Manchester City host Everton in the early kick-off on Sunday in the Premier League with Pep Guardiola’s side eager to build on their dominant victory over Manchester United before the international break.
City had far too much in the Manchester derby, with the 2-0 win not reflecting their superiority at Old Trafford, with goals from a Eric Bailly own-goal and Bernardo Silva.
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