- Everton vs Manchester City on Wednesday night, February 6, ended in a 2-0 win for the Citizens
- Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus scored the two goals for the Premier League champions
- City are now occupying first position on the Premier League standings with 62 points
Manchester City on Wednesday night, February 6, defeated Everton 2-0 to claim Premier League top spot for the first time since December 15, 2018.
City went into this game with boosted and high morale after beating Arsenal in their last game at the Etihad stadium.
Everton gave Manchester City a good fight in this encounter, and they would have even scored the first goal in the 11th minute through Lucas Digne who got a superb pass from Theo Walcott but squandered the opportunity.
City got their own chance in the 16th minute when Leroy Sane provided a good assist for Laporte, only for the 24-year-old Frenchman to miss the goal.
Pep Guardiola's men eventually netted their first goal in the 45th minute, and it was Aymeric Laporte who redeemed himself after getting an assist from David Silva.
Everton tried all they could to restore parity when the second half began properly, but the duo of Theo Walcott and Bernard failed to break the defense of Manchester City.
City scored their second and winning goal at the death via powerful header from substitute Gabriel Jesus who rose past Michael Keane to score.
Manchester City are now topping the Premier League standings with 62 points after 26 games played so far this season.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris Saint Germain defender Dani Alves is reportedly eyeing a move to reunite with his former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City
The 35-year-old's current deal with the Parisians expire at the end of the ongoing season and a chance for extension is not looking likely.
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