UK time is: 13:05:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Everton vs. Manchester City

Goodison Park

30/09/06

3pm

City look for away points

City travel to Goodison looking for their first away points of the season. Not a tall order some may think, but the blue scouse are unbeaten so far and City have yet to win at Goodison in the Premiership.

After being given some breathing space with a 2-0 win over West Ham last weekend, Stuart Pearce will be looking for his team to push on into the top half of the Premiership with a win over David Moyes' battlers. Pearce has highlighted Andy Johnson as the danger but on previous form I'd say watch Cahill from set-pieces.

The travelling blues will once more experience the pleasure of the knee crushing seats in the Bullens Road stand, accompanied by crap pies and no beer; here's hoping the team deliver for a change.

Psycho Speaks

Stuart Pearce hints at a 3 man midfield:

'We have lost three away games in the league already this season.

'Now we need to win one and I might have to tinker with the players and the formation to achieve it.


'This is the first time I have had Ousmane Dabo, Dietmar Hamann and Barton available together in midfield and the significance of that will be evident.'


Everton Team News:

Everton are without Naysmith, Stubbs and Pistone but should be at full strength in attack and midfield.

Player to watch: Cahill

Lethal from City's vulnerable spot.

Manchester City Team News:

Dabo returns from suspension and Pearce hints at three in the centre of midfield. The formation may mean Sinclair misses out to Richards but Miller should start on the left. Samaras and Corradi are expected to start up front.

Player to watch: Samaras

Looked good last week .... finally finding his feet?

Match Facts & Stats

City haven't won at Goodison since the Premiership was formed and have the shocking record of having lost 11 of their last 12 fixtures on the road.

Everton are unbeaten this season and are looking for a win that could take them to the top of the league.

Ref Watch:

Andre Marriner ..... new one on me

Match Prediction:

Hard fought draw for City's first away point of the season ..... 1-1

Next Fixtures:




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The journalist

Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 29 2006

Time: 10:02PM

Your Comments

If we get a point out of this game it will be a job well done.
alphieblues
we did .... and it was !!
bluetone
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Cole Joins Barnsley On Loan (Tuesday August 19 2014)

City Subsidise Arsenal Rip Off (Monday August 18 2014)

Dzeko Next For New Deal (Monday August 18 2014)

Humble & Hungry For Pellegrini (Sunday August 17 2014)

Pellegrini On Season Opener (Friday August 15 2014)

Team News: Newcastle v City (Friday August 15 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 272
2. Buzz Lightyear 239
3. Bluedub 237
4. rojo2010 127
5. fifthcolumnblue 126
6. citizhun 124
7. OziMan 86
8. kennyclementstache 57
9. Skoorb 55
10. johnkelv 50

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 1 1 0 0 +2 3
2. Man City 1 1 0 0 +2 3
3. Arsenal 1 1 0 0 +1 3
4. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 +1 3
5. Swansea 1 1 0 0 +1 3
6. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 +1 3
7. Hull City 1 1 0 0 +1 3

Breaking League News

Should Amat Keep Place Despite Fernandez Signing?
Swansea : 21/08/2014 13:00:00
Villa Have A Fox In The (Directors) Box
Aston Villa : 21/08/2014 12:53:00
Nani Loaned to Sporting Lisbon!
Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:52:00
Not Us?
Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:51:00
Jones in Contract Discussions
Man Utd : 21/08/2014 12:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

City's Most Important Summer Signing?
Suggested By:  Michel Twatini
Fernando 22%
Willy Caballero 7%
Eliaquim Mangala 51%
Frank Lampard 10%
Bruno Zuculini 5%
Bacary Sagna 5%