Manchester City's title hopes hit by Everton at Goodison Park

Fifth-placed Citizen's left 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 4-0 defeat on Sunday

Reuters January 15, 2017
Everton's English midfielder Tom Davies (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England on January 15, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were delivered a grievous blow as Everton thrashed Pep Guardiola’s men 4-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Spaniard suffered his biggest-ever defeat in league football after they had enjoyed the lion's share of possession and chances but paid for sloppy defending that led to the Belgian powerhouse Lukaku converting his 12th league goal of the season after 34 minutes.

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Kevin Mirallas struck right after the break and excellent 18-year-old academy graduate Davies dinked a brilliant first goal for his boyhood club as City looked increasingly clueless.

Substitute Lookman, making his debut at 19, then completed the rout with his first touch in stoppage time, a goal that stemmed from a mistake from Everton old boy John Stones as City suffered a fourth league defeat in their last eight league matches.

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Coming hot on the heels of their last loss in Merseyside at Liverpool on New Year's Eve, City were left in fifth place, now 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, as Guardiola cut a forlorn figure on the bench.


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