Everton and Manchester City faced each other at Goodson Park this Saturday on Matchday 7 in the Premier League. Counting on the Brazilian sauce, Manchester City beat Everton 3-1 and keep chasing leaders Liverpool, who also won earlier at Sheffield.
The win leaves Spanish coach Pep Guardiola’s side in second place with 16 points, five behind Liverpool. Everton suffered their third straight defeat and dropped to 15th with seven points.
Made starter over Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus paved the way for the win. The Brazilian striker received a perfect cross from Kevin De Bruyne and headed with style to score the first goal of the game after 24 minutes. The Belgian reached the mark of eight assists in seven matches.
However, shortly thereafter, striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed Seamus Coleman’s beautiful play and tied the match. 1-1.
In the second half, Ederson appeared to save Manchester City in the team’s toughest match so far in the League. The Brazilian goalkeeper made good saves and did not let the home team turn the game around.
As the Brazilian keeper saved City back there, Mahrez and Sterling appeared in front to secure the win. At 71 minutes, the Algerian midfielder showed category and precision to curl a beautiful free-kick home past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. 1-2.
Sterling also grabbed his goal on 84 minutes, killing the game. The English striker struck a first-time effort from a rebounded ball from Sergio Aguero’s attempt. The ball hit the crossbar and got into the goal. However, the goal was only awarded due to the goal-line technology, which confirmed the goal. 1-3 Man City.
Manchester City’s next challenge is at the UEFA Champions League. On Tuesday, the English team will face Croatia’s Dynamo Zagreb at home at Etihad Stadium in Manchester. In the first round, Guardiola’s Group C side made it 3-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.