Too City for the rest. England has ceased to be a tight league since Guardiola has set the bar so high again. Everton was one of those rivals who threatened to break the team’s unbeaten record but came to the final stretch of a match that confirms that City has remained alone in the Premier (1-3). And, in case it did not have enough margin, it recovers De Bruyne for a third of the season in which a lot is expected, in the league and especially in the Champions League.
It was not the shredder of other times in the first half, less savvy without Gündogan. Good proof of how a team can change without its best footballer. At Goodison Park he met an Everton with self-respect, who did not flinch despite the fact that yesterday Ancelotti will be delivered to Guardiola. Foden assumed responsibility in Liverpool in a few first minutes in which there was hardly room for a City with more dominance than chances over the area of Pickford.
Depleted by the withdrawal of Yerri Mina due to injury, Everton had to put order in the rear with the entry of Coleman. The winger was so unlucky that he appeared by surprise with an inopportune touch to a shot from Foden. The ball was poisoned so much that the effect deceived the goalkeeper and advanced to a City that did not last the rent. Richarlison, also fortunate, put his body as best he could on the same line to push a blow of Digne with his left foot he crashed into the stick.
A draw that served to release an Everton in which Davies always put criteria. The most cerebral footballer you have Ancelotti, necessary to discuss control at times to the City. More nervous than usual Guardiola regretted a bad auction of Gabriel Jesus and another from Bernardo silva who found the answer of an attentive Pickford. The archer, however, could not refute a parable of Mahrez. A patented left-handed shot, unattainable for anyone: 1-2.
The goal of the Algerian put the City in their sauce again. He kidnapped the ball until it bored an Everton who accepted defeat after 1-3 Bernardo silva. A matured play, finished with a shot by the Portuguese that ended the story of a clash in which the team of Ancelotti he felt close to frustrating the endless streak of a City that wants to be champion as soon as possible. Not having a single tall competitor makes things easier. Too much quality for the rest.
Pickford; Godfrey, Yerri Mina (Coleman, 18 ‘), Keane, Holgate, Digne; Doucouré, Davies (James Rodríguez, 68 ‘); Sigurdsson, Iwobi (King, 68 ‘), Richarlison
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Manchester City, 3
Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri (Fernandinho, 91 ‘), Bernardo Silva, Foden; Mahrez, Sterling (De Bruyne, 79 ‘), Gabriel Jesus
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Goals: 0-1, Foden (32 ‘), 1-1, Richarlison (38’), 1-2, Mahrez (63 ‘), 1-3, Bernardo Silva (77’)
Referee: Andre Marriner. He admonished Doucouré (28 ‘), Richarlison (45’), Sterling (67 ‘)