Man City vs Everton LIVE: Citizens welcome struggling Toffees for big game

    Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad this afternoon for a big game at both ends of the table, live on talkSPORT.

    The Citizens are well in the Premier League title race after five straight wins and are starting to look unstoppable.


    Phil Foden was the star last time with a hat-trick against BrentfordCredit: Getty

    Pep Guardiola now has Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland fully fit, so the rest of the league better watch out.

    Meanwhile, Everton are deep in a relegation fight and will start this one in the bottom three.

    So, a trip to the blue side of Manchester is the last thing Sean Dyche and his men needed.

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    The England international has played every Premier League game for City this year, starting all but one.

    He has been used on the right, left and in the middle, but De Bruyne’s return led to speculation that he would drop out of the team to make way for the Belgian.

    However, Foden is playing so well that Guardiola has had no choice but to keep using this incredible 23-year-old.

    Things peaked in City’s 3-1 win over Brentford as Foden outshone all of his teammates to grab a hat-trick in west London.

    It was a display of clinical finishing from Foden, who is looking as good as ever.

    Foden has been equally good at scoring and creating goals this season


    Foden has been equally good at scoring and creating goals this season
    • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games against Everton (W11 D2), since a 4-0 loss at Goodison Park in January 2017.
    • Since winning four consecutive away league games against Man City between 2008 and 2010, Everton are now winless in their last 12 visits to the Etihad Stadium (D5 L7).
    • Man City have lost just one of their last 35 Premier League home games (W29 D5), and are unbeaten in 21 (W17 D4) since a 2-1 loss to Brentford in November 2022. Their last four home league defeats have been against London sides, with Leeds in April 2021 the last team from outside the capital to win away at the Etihad.

    Man City vs Everton: Team news

    Man City XI: Ederson, Akanji, Dias, Stones, Ake, Rodri, Nunes, Alvarez, Foden, Doku, Haaland.

    Subs: Ortega, Walker, Gvardiol, Lewis, Bobb, Wright, Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish.

    Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Young, Garner, Gueye, McNeil, Harrison, Calvert-Lewin.

    Subs: Virginia, Patterson, Keane, Coleman, Hunt, Onana, Dobbin, Beto, Chermiti.

    De Bruyne is on the bench for City this afternoon


    De Bruyne is on the bench for City this afternoonCredit: Getty
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    • Manchester City haven’t lost any of their last 23 Premier League games against sides in the relegation zone (W21 D2) since a 3-2 loss at Norwich in September 2019. Their last such defeat this far into a season was in March 2015, losing 1-0 at Sean Dyche’s Burnley.
    • 50% of Everton’s Premier League goals this season have come from set piece situations, the highest of any side in the competition. Excluding penalties, only Arsenal (14) have scored more goals from set pieces than the Toffees this term (13), while only Liverpool (111) have had more shots (110).
    • Everton have drawn their last three Premier League games, which follows a run of three straight defeats which followed a run of four consecutive victories. The Toffees last drew four consecutive league games in August/September 2022.

    Man City vs Everton: What has been said?

    After Everton were docked ten points for breaching FFP rules, Dyche came out swinging at Man City.

    The Citizens are currently being investigated for over 100 offences but nothing has happened to the club yet, and the Everton boss isn’t happy.

    He said: “Just like everyone else, we are all wondering what makes one rule for one and one rule for the other.

    “I think that’s the only thing. I don’t know the ins and outs for every reason but I think we are all asking that.

    “The people in the street are asking that – ‘why is it particularly Everton?’ I don’t know what the exact number is but they reference over 100 charges.

    “I don’t know the implications of that either, I don’t know the detail of them charges but you go: ‘Well’. We have one. You just go with common sense, I’m not talking about the rules.

    “I’m not questioning Man City or whatever they’ve done stuff or not done stuff.

    “The point is it is certainly a long time. That story has been going round for a while now about all these charges. So…‘How come that’s that, how come that’s that’ and where is everyone else’s charges? What’s happening with them?

    “I don’t even know how you answer that many charges if there is that many. I don’t know the variants of what the charges are.”

    Dyche won't be on the touchline to greet Guardiola


    Dyche won’t be on the touchline to greet GuardiolaCredit: AFP via Getty Images
    • Only Liverpool (19) have gained more points from losing positions in the Premier League this season than Manchester City (17). In fact, only in 1993-94 (20) have the Citizens ever won more points from behind in a single Premier League campaign.
    • Man City’s Phil Foden has been involved in eight goals in his last six Premier League appearances, scoring four and assisting four. He’s also scored four times against Everton in the competition, only netting more against Brighton (6) and Brentford (5).
    • In a run stretching back to April last year, Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 11 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances (4 goals, 7 assists). His assist for Phil Foden against Brentford last time out was his 150th for the Citizens in all competitions.
    • Jack Harrison scored Everton’s goal in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in the reverse fixture. The last Toffees player to score home and away against the Citizens in the same Premier League campaign was Romelu Lukaku in 2016-17.

    Man City vs Everton: Date and how to follow

    This Premier League clash is due to take place on Saturday, February 10.

    Kick-off at the Etihad is scheduled for 12:30pm.

    talkSPORT will have live and exclusive coverage from Manchester, with Reshmin Chowdhury serving as your host.

    Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and England icon Stuart Pearce.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Man City v Everton: Betting

    Match odds provided by talkSPORT BET:

    Man City – 2/11

    Draw – 6/1

    Everton – 14/1

    *odds correct as of 15:30 09/02/23

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