A 2-0 victory over Everton allowed Manchester City climb back to the top of the premier league despite a resilient but ultimately unproductive effort by Everton.
In the first half, both sides were level with Arouna Kone and David Silva both engaging in a battle of “beat the defenders”. Yaya Toure struggled to stamp his authority in the midfield as former teammate, Gareth Barry came business ready and shadowed all of David Silva’s moves. Everton had more possession in the final third but were wasteful in and around the box. Manchester City took control of the match in the second half and in the 60th minute, found the breakthrough as Raheem Sterling and Kolarov combined well down the left flank before Kolarov fired the ball in from a tight angle. Manchester City controlled the game but struggled to create chances but in the 88th minute, substitute, Sami Nasri and Yaya Toure combined well, this time, down the right wing before the Frenchman chipped Howard to put the result beyond doubt.
Manchester City have a perfect season so far and are on course to win the premier league if they can keep up this form and get some steal in their side.