Manchester City go top with Everton victory to pile pressure on faltering Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Feb 2019 9:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Manchester City beat Everton on Wednesday to replace Liverpool as Premier League leaders (Picture: Getty)Manchester City have returned to the top of the Premier League after beating Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.Aymeric Laporte’s first-half header and Gabriel Jesus’ late goal wrapped up the victory on Merseyside to send City back to the top of the table, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.The defending champions were seven points adrift of top-spot last month but have cut into the deficit in recent weeks, with Liverpool drawing their last two games.Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have a game in hand, can reestablish their position as Premier League leaders on Saturday when Bournemouth travel to Anfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCity proved too strong for Unai Emery’s Arsenal at the weekend and also made a bright start at Goodison Park, dominating possession and creating a number of chances.They had to wait until the stroke of half-time to take the lead, however, with defender Laporte meeting David Silva’s free-kick and heading past Jordan Pickford.Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling both wasted openings to extend City’s lead after the break but Jesus sealed victory in stoppage time.Pep Guardiola has now won all five of his Premier League meetings with Everton boss Marco Silva, while the Toffees have won just one of their 12 fixtures against City. Comment Gabriel Jesus put the game to bed in stoppage time (Picture: Getty)Speaking after the 2-0 win, Brazilian star Jesus said: ‘For me it is amazing, not just the goal but because the team played very well.‘We came to win the game and to work hard, we know that when teams come here it’s so difficult. They have a lot of amazing players and an amazing manager.‘Everyone won the game. We know that it is going to be difficult. We want to play well in every game and at the end of the season we want the title.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Manchester City go top with Everton victory to pile pressure on faltering Liverpoollast_img

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