Manchester City take hold the first place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Everton that moved the champions above Liverpool on goal difference. At Goodison Park, the side of Pep Guardiola took the lead through the header on the stroke of half-time. Gabriel Jesus to snatch a victory in a closing second which moved City level on points with Liverpool and allocated them to return to the top of the table.

Second potioned Liverpool have a game in hand on City, who were playing Everton in a game brought forward due to a contested encounter with the League Cup final against Chelsea later this month.

It was a far from the inspired performance from City, but it was enough to turn the pressure back on the faltering team of Jurgen Klopp, who had engaged top spot since December 8. The successive draws of Liverpool against Leicester and West Ham have allocated City back into the title race just while it has been seen like the Reds were set for taking control as they pursue a first English crown since 1990.

The initiating goal came from a free-kick, unnecessarily admitted by Idrissa Gueye and taken by David Silva.

The Spanish midfielder entwined in a perfect delivery which discovered Laporte unmarked, and only eight yards from goal, for a perfect header. It was the 16th sequential league and the cup game in which Guardiola side had scored a first-half goal.


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