English Premiership

City battle Everton to dethrone Liverpool

2019-02-06 09:19
Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling (AP)

Cape Town - Manchester City will be aiming to reclaim top spot in the Premier League with a win over beleaguered Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening.

Following Liverpool's draw at West Ham on Monday, City sit just three points behind in second place but, due to their better goal difference, a win in Merseyside would see them move back to the top.

Pep Guardiola's men cruised past Arsenal on Sunday and now face an Everton side struggling under Marco Silva.

The Toffees have lost three of their last four matches, a run which includes being dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship Millwall, while they were poor when succumbing 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday.

Silva looks set to be without the injured Idrissa Gueye, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Yerry Mina while City are without Benjamin Mendy, Claudio Bravo and Vincent Kompany, who are all in the treatment room.

Guardiola could freshen up his side as Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Leroy Sane, who was an unused sub against the Gunners, are all pushing for recalls.

Everton have only won one of their last seven games against the current Premier League champions - a memorable 4-0 home success two years ago.

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