🚨 Man City thrash defiant Everton to move above Liverpool
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🚨 Man City thrash defiant Everton to move above Liverpool

Manchester City regained their second spot in the English Premier League standings with a comfortable 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday evening. 

Pep Guardiola's team were displaced by Liverpool following their 4-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday, but goals from Raheem Sterling, Rodri, and David Silva earned them maximum points and saw them move back above Jurgen Klopp's side. 

City were the most dangerous from the first whistle and could have taken the lead in the 12th minute when Phil Foden latched onto a lofted pass from Raheem Sterling on the edge of the six-yard box, but misdirected his header, sending it just wide of the left post.

Ilkay Gundogan then came close again for City in the 25th minute, but his ferocious shot from the edge of the box was well blocked.

Two minutes later, Sterling got to the end of a nice Foden pass, but his header went inches over the crossbar. 

Gundogan then hit the crossbar on the half-hour mark when he managed to get on the rebound, but his header could only bounce off. 

Jordan Pickford was forced to make a world-class save to deny Cole Palmer, who blasted the ball towards the bottom right corner after he received a defense-splitting pass. 

City thought they had a penalty when Michael Keane was adjudged to have committed a foul inside the box, but after a VAR check, the decision was reversed. 

The opener finally came when Joao Cancelo sent a precise lofted cross into the box, which was met by Sterling, who finished with a quick shot inside the right post. 

City started the second half with the same zeal as they finished the first, and got their second 10 minutes in. 

The ball rebounded and arrived at the feet of Rodri just outside the box, and he fired a magnificent shot into the top left corner for a 2-0 lead. 

With the points seemingly in the bag, Pep's men toyed with Everton for the remainder of the match, keeping them at arm's length. 

They created more chances as the match wore on and were rewarded with four minutes to go when Bernardo Silva fired in a third into the bottom left corner.

The win took City to 26 points, three behind leaders Chelsea and one above Liverpool. 

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