Read Player Jesus redemption saves Man City from Everton siege
Goals from Jesus, two, by the way, and one from substitute Raheem Sterling managed to help Man City recover from the Chelsea shock while Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal for Everton.
An unlikely chance for Everton presented itself in the 4th minute of the Etihad tie with Calvert-Lewin slotting low and towards the bottom corner. Should he had scored, it should not have stood as the referee had raised his offside flag anyway. A great cross from Digne would have actually turned beneficial for the Toffees after the French defender beat Kyle Walker and sprayed the ball on Richarlison’s path. The Brazilian volleyed his effort over the bar as another chance for the visitors went up on smoke.
Fabian Delph shot from outside the box in the 18-yard box flew over the bar and after that, a sumptuous move resulted in a free kick when Mahrez was brought down by Digne just outside the box. Gundogan and Mahrez trick did not work out as they expected as Everton’s wall blocked the ball which landed on Delph’s path but the English man’s effort went off target.
Jesus grabbed the opener for man City as the host started asserting their authority on Everton. Jesus was picked up by Sane after the German was played through by another German international Gundogan. Pickford ran to close in on an advancing Jesus but the Brazilian was quick to fire past him before he could arrive.
Pickford was forced into making another super save. It was Gundogan again in the thick of proceedings but the Everton goalkeeper parried his effort away only to fall on Mahrez who was lurking from 12 yards away. Pickford, with a quick reaction, palmed the ball away again.
Jesus grabbed his double five minutes from the second half whistle with a powerful and clinical header the flew over Pickford’s raised arms and head. Sane, who had bossed his wing all in the afternoon created the chance for the Brazilian to redeem himself as Sergio Aguero, who was fit for a place on the bench, watched.
Calvert-Lewin rose over Delph and pulled one for Everton in the 65th minute. It was City that failed to clear the ball that lurked in their area dangerously and allowed Digne to take a looping ball that was met by Calvert-Lewin. Sterling, who had to endured a tough weekend at Stamford Bridge last time out, came from the bench and scored the third for Man City after held the ball and waited for his teammates to position themselves. Sterling positioned himself and was the one picked by the Brazilian midfielder.
– Among teams that have faced Manchester City at the Etihad on 10+ occasions in the Premier League, no side has avoided defeat in a higher percentage of their games than Everton (60% – 15 games, six defeats; the same as Liverpool).
– Manchester City hasn’t lost a Premier League game against a non “big six” opponent since January 2017 versus Everton. Since then, they have won 139/153 points in these matches (W44 D7 L0).
– Manchester City hasn’t lost consecutive Premier League games since December 2016, when they lost against Chelsea and Leicester City.
– Manchester City have won their last nine Premier League home games by an aggregate score of 33-6.
– Manchester City has won just 25% of their Premier League games against Everton under Pep Guardiola (P4 W1 D2 L1) – indeed, only against Liverpool (20%) do they have a lower win percentage in the competition since Guardiola took charge (min. 3 meetings).
– Under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have conceded seven Premier League goals against Everton – against no other side have they shipped more.
– Since the start of last season, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 26 goals in 21 Premier League home games (17 goals, 9 assists).
– Without Richarlison’s eight league goals this season, Everton would be nine points worse off in the Premier League – no player has seen their goals be worth more points than the Brazilian forward (level with Aubameyang for Arsenal and Murray for Brighton).