- Sane smashes opener (video)
- Silva pulling the strings
- 3-0 by the 37th minute
Manchester City scored early and often, clinching the opportunity to win the Premier League in next weekend’s Manchester Derby by beating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Everton had managed a win and two draws in its last two matches against City, but Pep Guardiola‘s men made sure any dreams of elongating that run were extinguished by halftime (if not earlier).
Yannick Bolasie scored his first goal since returning from ACL surgery, but Everton remains ninth with 40 points.
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Bolasie nodded over the goal from a nice Calvert-Lewin cross as Everton provided some City-like play down the right flank in the 12th minute
Jesus darted to the doorstep to make it 2-0 less than a minute later. Sane and De Bruyne produced the opportunity, with Jesus snapping his head through the ball.
A Leighton Baines free kick just cut past the near post in a 19th minute bid to halve the deficit.
City struck for a third on a lightning counter attack, Silva crossing for Sterling and the Englishman and a sliding Michael Keane combining to fool Pickford. Easy as you like, 3-0.
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Pickford made a terrific reaction save when Fernandinho‘s long-range rip turned off Calvert-Lewin’s shoulder.
Everton got their goal out of nowhere, a nice moment for Bolasie. The Congolese winger ripping a shot through Kyle Walker‘s legs and past the outstretched Ederson.