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Everton 2 - Manchester City 1

Barclays Premier League

Goodison Park

07/05/11

Attendance: 37,351

Referee: Phil Dowd

Everton
2 - 1
Manchester City
Distin (65), Osman (72)
 
Toure Yaya (28)
 
Venue: Goodison Park
 
Attendance: 37,351
The Teams
Tim Howard
 
 
 
Joe Hart
 
 
Tony Hibbert
 
 
(46)
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
(81)
Phil Jagielka
 
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
Sylvain Distin
 
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
Leighton Baines
 
 
 
Aleksandar Kolarov
 
 
Mikel Arteta
 
 
 
Nigel De Jong
 
 
(89)
Johnny Heitinga
 
 
 
Patrick Vieira
 
 
(78)
Phil Neville
 
 
 
James Milner
 
 
Leon Osman
 
 
 
Toure Yaya
 
 
Jack Rodwell
 
 
(64)
 
David Silva
 
 
Victor Anichebe
 
 
(86)
 
Edin Dzeko
 
 
Substitutes
Jan Mucha
 
 
 
Shay Given
 
 
Bilyaletdinov
 
 
 
SWP
 
 
Jermaine Beckford
 
 
(46)
 
Adam Johnson
 
 
(78)
Tim Cahill
 
 
(64)
 
Jo
 
 
(89)
Magaye Gueye
 
 
 
Dedryk Boyata
 
 
Seamus Coleman
 
 
(86)
 
Mario Balotelli
 
 
(81)
Apostolos Vellios
 
 
 
Ryan McGivern
 
 
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
12
6
On Target
7
11
Corners
6
1
Offside
1
13
Fouls
15
4
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
48
%
52
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Ian Holloway for England and no mistake...Having threatened to dictate events towards the end of the most pivotal Manchester City seasons in decades, The Citizens allowed themselves to be bullied into submission at Goodison Park. A fact that was not lost upon the grinning face of the watching Stoke boss Tony Pulis...City operated on a different level to Everton for the majority of the game, dancing to a Silva tune that had even Everton's anti-Lescotters applauding. But David Moyes sent out his side in the second half on a mission to rough City up big style and the moment the long balls came bombing in, out went all City composure from turf to bench. Even Vincent Kompany was found badly wanting in the face of some appalling Everton tackles...This result and performance must now serve as a wake up call for one of, if not the most important week's in the club's history considering the height of the stakes involved. There is no margin for error and if City continue to waste goal scoring opportunities they run the risk of being punished. Certainly by sides as physical as Everton, and of course, Stoke.




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