Manchester City strengthened their pursuit of a third Premier League title in four years as they eased to a 3-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, opening up a 10 point lead over rivals Manchester United.
Phil Foden fired Pep Guardiola’s leaders ahead with a right-footed shot which hit Everton substitute Seamus Coleman on its way past Jordan Pickford.
Everton were back on level terms five minutes later, Lucas Digne’s powerful attempt from a Coleman cross came back off the post hitting Richarlison before flying over the line.
A wonderful curling finish from 18 yards by Riyad Mahrez restored City’s lead before Bernardo Silva beat Pickford from a similar distance in the closing stages, a shot which England’s number should have saved.Embed from Getty Images
With 14 games remaining, City’s lead is into double figures after a 12th successive league win and a 17th successive win in all competitions.
The win means City become the first team in English top-flight history to win their opening 10 matches in a calendar year. Everton on the other hand, have not won a home league fixture since their 2-1 win over Arsenal in December.
Everton are away to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, while Manchester City travel to North London as they visit Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
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