Manchester City extended their unbeaten run to 12 games in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday. The Citizens dominated the match with 71% possession, and Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Ilkay Gundogan then doubled the lead with a stunning free-kick in the 50th minute. Although Everton pulled a goal back through Andre Gomes in the 65th minute, City held on for the win.
Everton Struggles Continue
Everton’s poor run of form continued as they lost their fourth consecutive Premier League match, and have now won just one of their last nine games. The result leaves them in 16th place, just three points above the relegation zone. Despite the return of top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton struggled to create chances and failed to test City goalkeeper Ederson until Gomes’ late goal.
Gundogan’s Free-kick Seals the Win
Gundogan’s free-kick was the standout moment of the match, and the midfielder has now scored nine goals in the Premier League this season. His effort was too good for Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal, who could only watch as the ball sailed into the top corner. The win keeps City in second place, seven points behind league leaders Liverpool, but with two games in hand.
Pochettino to Replace Lampard at Chelsea?
In other news, reports suggest that Mauricio Pochettino could be set to return to the Premier League as the new manager of Chelsea. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss is reportedly close to agreeing on terms with the London club and would replace interim manager Frank Lampard. Chelsea have struggled this season, and owner Todd Boehly is keen to get the club back on track. Pochettino, who previously managed Tottenham Hotspur, could be the man to turn things around at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City continue to march on in the Premier League, while Everton’s struggles show no sign of abating. Gundogan’s stunning free-kick was the highlight of the match, and he will be hoping to continue his good form in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, the potential arrival of Pochettino at Chelsea will be a fascinating development to watch in the coming weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Ilkay Gundogan?Ilkay Gundogan is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the German national team.
Who is Mauricio Pochettino?Mauricio Pochettino is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is currently without a club. He has previously managed teams such as Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.
Where is Everton Football Club located?Everton Football Club is a professional football club based in Liverpool, England. The club plays its home matches at Goodison Park stadium.
What is the Champions League?The Champions League is an annual football club competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It is one of the most prestigious club competitions in the world, featuring the top teams from various domestic leagues in Europe.