Ronny Lopes – Editor
- The 18-year-old Everton academy product was making his second league start
- The teenager scored in the 79th minute to make it 3-0
- Pep Guardiola suffers his worst league loss as manager of Manchester City
Tom Davies, Romelu Lukaku, and Mason Holgate celebrate with Ademola Lookman after Lookman’s 94th minute goal to put Everton up 4-0.
Ronald Koeman’s Everton side delt a heavy blow to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad beating them 4-0 at Goodison park. This was City’s fifth loss of this campaign and leaves them sitting ten points behind league leaders Chelsea.
The first was very competitive with both sides taking very different approaches to the match. Manchester City played a strong diamond and controlled most of the ball. Kevin De Bruyne’s keen eye for a pass opened Everton’s defense repeatedly. Everton played a more direct, conter-attacking, tactic, playing the ball up the middle to Lukaku.
After ten minutes the Toffees looked to have scored after Lukaku and Seamus Coleman combined to set up Kevin Mirallas but the flag was raised for offside.
City appealed for a penalty soon after as Everton Keeper Joel Robles swept his feet out from under him in the box but referee Mark Clattenburg did not blow his whistle. The ball may have also hit Leighten Baine’s hand in the scuffle.
Tom Davies takes the ball by Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.
The Toffees took the lead in the 34th minute as Davies played an impressive long ball to Mirallas down the right who played the ball across to fellow Belgian Lukaku who calmply slotted it home.
City came roaring back however and almost scored when De Bruyne played a ball across the face of the goal but Sergio Aguero couldn’t quite reach it. Bacary Sagna almost scored when he met a Gael Clichy pass but was denied by Davies who headed it off the line.
Everton came roaring out of the halftime break scoring just sixty seconds ofter Clattenburg blew the whistle for the restart. Lukaku tried to find Mirallas down the middle but his pass was broken up by former Everton man John Stones. The ball deflected straight to the feet of Ross Barkley however who found Mirallas who finished with a powerful strike to the far corner.
Kevin Mirallas slots the ball into the far corner to make it 2-0.
City were frustrated by the everton defense and did not test Robles in the second half until a Yaya Toure free kick in the 78th. Moments later Tom Davies came streaking up the sideline, splitting two city players with a tidy flick as he flitted between them. He then played the ball to Barkley as he ran into a city defender and fell to the turf. He quickly regained his feet however and was ready to take the return ball and chip it over Claudio Bravo’s advancing form.
The game looked over as Everton brought on 18 year old Ademola Lookman for his debut in the 90th minute; but it took the youngster just four minutes to capitalize on a John Stones mistake and place the ball calmly between Bravo’s legs.