Manchester City are just one victory away from winning the Premier League title thanks to a fantastic 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park. The Blues were simply sensational in the first half and guaranteed the victory with some of the most amazing football we have ever seen, and now three points at home against Manchester United next week will clinch the trophy. It’s getting closer, everyone...
Pep Guardiola set his team up with a back three, not to have more defenders, but to send the rest of his team forward and completely dominate Everton from the very first minute. The level of passing, movement and chance creation was simply absurd, and the Blues deserved to score at least four goals in the first half.
They had to settle for only three, with Leroy Sané, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling scoring after some incredible team moves and quick counter attacks that completely destroyed the Toffees’ defensive line. The team was outstanding for the entire 45 minutes, and they secured the win with one of the most dominant halves of football in Premier League history.
So at halftime, we already knew who the winner would be. It was now about how many goals the winner would score.
City continued to maintain a lot of possession and still managed to create some really good opportunities, but the Blues lacked the final touch to get a fourth goal. Everton did get a goal back thanks to a nice strike from Yannick Bolasie, but the Toffees never threatened to get back in the game as City continue to have the match under complete control.
As we approached the end of the game, Pep Guardiola managed to give Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling a few extra minutes of rest for the Liverpool game with the win guaranteed. City passed their way to the final whistle, and it came. The second half is a little disappointing, but the first half more than makes up for it. This team is sensational, and we just need a Manchester Derby win to celebrate the title at home.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Walcott, Rooney (Davies), Schneiderlin, Bolasie; Tosun (Niasse), Calvert-Lewin (Baningime)
Goal: Bolasie (63’)
Man City: Ederson; Otamendi, Kompany, Laporte (Danilo); Walker, De Bruyne (Gundogan), Fernandinho, Sané; Sterling (Bernardo), Jesus, Silva
Goals: Sané (4’), Gabriel Jesus (12’), Sterling (37’)