Everton v Man City - Preview and Gamethread

LONDON ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Leighton Baines of Evertonruns with the ball during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 4th round replay match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on February 19 2011 in London England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)




Back in May 2009 Everton were preparing for the FA Cup Final and were set to finish 13 points above Manchester City. Now, exactly two years and £300million later it is City who are getting ready for Wembley and with a win today could open up a massive 17 gap between the two teams.

SBnation's Man City blog Bitter and Blue have gathered some excellent stats about the game, some of them are below but for the full list do check out Danny's excellent site.

  • Everton have won six of the last seven games between the two sides.
  • Everton have only failed to score in one of the last 14 Premier League meetings with City, but have failed to score more than twice during this time.
  • When scoring first, Everton post a record of W10 D5 L1, but have only one win (W1 D8 L8) when falling behind.
  • Everton are most likely to score between minutes 31-45 and 76-90 (13 apiece) and most likely to concede between mins 61-75 (14).
  • Everton have made more successful crosses from open play (173) than any other side and are more likely to hit long balls (averaging 69/420 per game) than City, who average 430 short passes per game (out of a total of 510).
  • Tim Cahill has opened the scoring in three of the last four games he has started against City.
  • Everton have W3 D2 L1 of their past six home games.
  • Teams will soon follow when available, in the meantime feel three to post your thoughts and feeling ahead of the big game.

    And I haven't even mentioned Joleon Lescott yet!

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