Manchester City Retain Top Spot After Beating Everton

Tanuja Saikhom | 4 months ago

Premier League champions Manchester City just surpassed rivals Jurgen Klopp’s men to go to the top position in the table after they defeated Everton 2-0 on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s confident side put tremendous efforts to take the precious three points at Goodison Park.

Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus brought late extra time stunners either of the half time. The Cityzens have yet to play more games for the season but they successfully retained the number one position after two months. They came from behind Liverpool for the first time since 15 December 2018.

Laporte scored a header from David Silva's free-kick seconds before half-time. Everton defenders gave him too much space to send into the top right corner for his fourth goal of the season.

The visitors were not unfazed by one goal lead as strikers Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling made numerous attempts, continuously putting pressures on the struggling Toffees.

The breakthrough came late, few seconds before the final whistle but sweet when Jesus headed at the second attempt after his flick was blocked by Jordan Pickford.

The results showed City are ahead of the Reds, who were held to 1-1 draw by West Ham and Leicester City in their previous two games.

Meanwhile, Everton trail Watford by one point in the top half in the table following two defeats in two games.