Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Report & Ratings: Everton 4-0 Man City – 15/01/17
Everton produced a brilliant performance to stun Manchester City, whose Premier League title hopes are now ‘over’ according to manager Pep Guardiola.
The Toffees willingly soaked up 71% of City possession but restricted Guardiola’s side to few chances and scored with their first shot on goal and the remaining three out of just six attempts in total.
Romelu Lukaku coolly side-footed in a Kevin Mirallas cut-back after a slick counter-attack and the Belgium internationals combined again after the break, Mirallas drilling Lukaku’s through-ball across the keeper.
Tom Davies sent Goodison Park into raptures on just his second league start by dinking a third over Claudio Bravo and £11m debutant Ademola Lookman fired between the legs of the Chilean in injury time.
Goals from the two teenagers left Everton boss Ronald Koeman visibly elated, while Guardiola looked frustrated and stunned, remonstrating with the fourth official late on in what is his heaviest ever league defeat as a manager.
City lacked cutting edge throughout, though had Davies not headed a looping Bacary Sagna header off the line before half-time, they may not have gone on to suffer a fifth league defeat of the season.
Despite their heavy defeat the Blues stay fifth, 10 points off leaders Chelsea.
|Player||Our Rating (Out of 10)|
|Kevin de Bruyne||5|