Manchester City are just one win away from clinching the Premier League title after they comfortably defeated a bleak Everton side in a 3-1 victory at Goodison Park.
With a contesting fixture list coming up for Pep Guardiola’s men, a win against the Toffees was paramount in order to keep up the momentum going into the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. After last season’s embarrassing display at Goodison and the disappointing draw at home to Everton at the start of this season, many City fans were eager to see their side end the hoodoo against the Merseyside club.
With just four minutes gone into the game, City had taken the lead after Aymeric Laporte’s low driven cross found David Silva, who hooked it back to Leroy Sane for a fantastic volleyed effort into the bottom right corner. Eight minutes later, Gabriel Jesus scored his ninth Premier League goal of the season after Kevin De Bruyne cross found the Brazilian unmarked for an easy header. The victory was sealed after Raheem Sterling slotted past Jordan Pickford after being picked out by a great cross from Silva once again. Everton did manage to get a goal back through Yannick Bolasie, but it was to no avail as they failed to get a foothold into the game.
The title race was wrapped up a long time ago, but next week’s derby game against second-placed Manchester United will confirm it if City can win the match.
Here are our player ratings from the match.