Joao Cancelo produced yet another stunning display as Manchester City produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. City was made to work hard in the first half and it took a world-class assist from Joao Cancelo to Raheem Sterling to break the deadlock in the 44th minute. Rodri doubled the lead with a thunderbolt in the 55th minute before Bernardo Silva scored late to cut the lead at the top of the table to three points.
Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (6), Stones (7), Laporte (7), Cancelo (8), Rodri (8), Gundogan (6), Silva (7), Foden (6), Palmer (6), Sterling (7).
Subs: Ake (5), Mahrez (6), McAtee (n/a).
Everton: Pickford (5), Coleman (5), Godfrey (6), Keane (4), Digne (6), Allan (5), Delph (5), Gray (5), Gordon (5), Townsend (7), Richarlison (5).
Subs: Iwobi (6), Rondon (5), Onyango (n/a).
Man of the match: Rodri
Man City boss Pep Guardiola: “We had rhythm in our game, they defended really well, so deep, on the counter-attack. In general, we controlled the game. We played the game we should play to beat teams like Everton.” he added. “It [Rodri’s goal] was great, the strike was amazing. Great goal. When one team comes just to defend it is always going to be difficult and you have to be careful. Everything is going to be well in the right moment. The quality of the players we have made the difference.”
Everton manager Rafa Benitez: “I don’t like to lose against anyone, it doesn’t matter about the name of the team. You have to be a threat on the counter-attack in this kind of game, we had our chances without creating too much, and it was a matter of time after defending before you make a mistake.”
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