The visitors had a couple of chances in the first half to score, including a possible penalty shout as Raheem Sterling flopped over a challenge from goalie Joel Robles but referee Mark Clattenburg was unmoved.
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the Blues just before halftime, finishing off a brilliant passing move started by youngster Tom Davies and laid up by Kevin Mirallas. Soon after the half, Kevin Mirallas ran on to a searching pass from Ross Barkley and placed the ball in the far corner to put the Blues up by two and well in control.
As City massed ranks to attack and try to come back into the game, Everton were content to sit back and hit them on the break, resulting in two more goals for a couple of teenagers.
Davies finished off a wonderful afternoon at Goodison Park with a great run and finishing off a give-and-go by dinking the ball over Claudio Bravo. And then in time added on new signing Ademola Lookman scored with aplomb smacking the ball through the hapless Bravo’s legs to make it four.
It looked like game over at 2-0, but the Toffees were relentless today and could not be denied, scoring four times from four shots on goal, despite City having 71% of the possession.
Plenty of players had a shout for Man of the Match today, who would you pick? Don’t forget to grade all the other players!