Everton host Premier League defending champions Manchester City today with a strong possibility of the visitors running riot. The Blues are at an emotional and mental low after yet another disheartening loss, and with manager Marco Silva having received the dreaded ‘vote of confidence’, what could go wrong?
City are just three points behind Liverpool in the league table and a big win will see them return to the top of the table. The Reds will be desperately hoping their cross-city rivals will show a spine this evening, and to be honest, so will most Toffees.
Date and start time: Wednesday, February 6th at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 7:45 p.m. BST
Weather: 43°F/6°C, mostly cloudy, 6% chance of precipitation, 14 kmph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN, Universo - United States; N/A - United Kingdom; Flow Sports 2, DAZN, beIN Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa
Radio: evertontv, TalkSport Radio World, BBC Radio Manchester
Live stream: NBCSports.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
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Starting XI: Pickford, Digne, Zouma, Keane, Kenny; Davies, Gueye, Gomes; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott
Subs: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Schneiderlin, McCarthy, Sigurdsson, Tosun, Richarlison
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte; Fernandinho, Gundogan, D. Silva; Sane, Aguero, B. Silva
Subs: Muric, Danilo, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus
Didn’t go well. Gabriel Jesus broke his scoring drought with a brace while the smallish Raheem Sterling got in between two giant central defenders to head home City’s third as they romped to a 3-1 win, with the Blues’ lone goal coming from Dominic Calvert-Lewin to halve the deficit at 2-1, but the visitors never really looked like tying it up.