January 3

Everton 0-2 Manchester City: Nasri and Kolarov send Manuel Pellegrini’s men top of the Premier League

first_img Aleksandar Kolarov 1 Goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri were enough to see off Everton as Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table.Both teams came close to breaking the deadlock but it was not until after the half-time when Kolarov finished from an almost impossible angle.Nasri made sure of the win at the death with another well-taken finish to continue City’s perfect start to the season.City almost went ahead immediately through Sergio Aguero but Tim Howard moved smartly to block the shot with his legs.It was the same outcome again minutes later as the Argentine was denied for a second time before Raheem Sterling was guilty of missing a clear-cut chance at the back post.Everton had the ball in the net after 23 minutes when Romelu Lukaku the ball around Joe Hart but was correctly judged to have been offside after receiving the pass from Ross Barkley.On the stroke of half-time, Lukaku clipped the crossbar from a free-kick after Tom Cleverley’s driving run was illegally halted by Fernandinho.City shot out of the blocks after the break as Sterling cut in from the left and found David Silva in space who blasted the ball against the post.And it was another moment of magic from Sterling which led to the opening goal.Again cutting in from the right, he played a perfectly weighted ball to Kolarov who beat the offside trap to finish expertly from a very tight angle to put Manuel Pellegrini’s men in front.It was nearly two moments later as Jesus Navas capitalised on a defensive mix-up, but was denied by the face of Howard after neglecting to pass to the better-placed Aguero.Gareth Barry almost nicked a draw for the hosts but Vincent Kompany cleared the ball of the line.And City secured the win on 88 minutes after a fantastic one-two between Yaya Toure and Nasri, before the latter lobbed the ball over a helpless Howard.last_img read more

December 26

Everton ‘reach agreement’ to sign Chelsea centre-back on loan

first_img revealed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Now, according to L’Equipe, the Toffees have moved to secure his signature for a temporary move ahead of the 2018/19 season.Zouma spent last season at Stoke City and couldn’t help them to avoid relegation. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker possible standings center_img targets targets Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’ Everton have turned to the 23-year-old as they currently list just Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka as their only senior centre-backs.Marco Silva’s side are also trying to secure the signature of Yerry Mina from Barcelona. REVEALED Everton have reportedly reached an agreement with Chelsea for the loan signing of Kurt Zouma.The French centre-back has fallen further and further out of favour at the club since being a Blues regular between 2014 and 2016. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT HUMBLE Zouma was part of Chelsea’s 2014/15 and 2016/17 title-winning squads Latest Everton News The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img read more