Everton vs Manchester City Live Stream and Highlights
Everton vs Manchester City Preview:
Date: March 16, 2013; Time: 12:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Goodison Park — Liverpool.
The Toffees will hope to continue their good home result against present champions. The hosts have won their last 3 matches against the Citizens at Goodison Park, but coming into this match after FA Cup loss to Wigan.
Everton goes 7th in the EPL table with 45 points from 28 games, having won 11, drawn 12, and lost 5 so far this season. They are 2 points behind Arsenal for the Europa League race and 7 points behind 4th-placed Chelsea. The Toffees have fallen behind Liverpool cause they have 1 more league match to play due to FA Cup action. Their present form has seen 1 draw, 2 wins and 2 defeats from last five game. Last five home matches the Toffees have finished with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, which came from Wigan in the FA Cup.
Manchester City stands 2nd in the EPL with 59 points from 28 matches, winning 17, drawing 8 and loosing 3 so far this season. City are 12 points behind leaders Manchester United. The title is running away from City this season, but they still have to save their 2nd Champions League ticket. After a poor run they have 1 loss, and 4 straight wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Citizens have finished with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. They have trashed Barnsley in the FA Cup with the score 5-0 last weekend.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is out with back injury, so Jan Mucha will continue in goal. David Moyes can’t count on Phil Jagielka due to ankle injury, but he could appear on the substitutes’ bench. Tony Hibbert still long-term injured after a calf operation.
Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany due to injuries. Both leaders will face late fitness test. Micah Richards and Jack Rodwell still remain sidelined. Head coach Roberto Mancini has no new injured players.
Everton line-up: Mucha, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Mirallas, Jelavic.
Last three matches:
Everton 0 – Wigan Athletic 3;
Everton 3 – Reading 1;
Everton 3 – Oldham Athletic 1.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Barry, Milner, Y Toure, Silva, Tevez.
Last three matches:
Manchester City FC 5 – Barnsley 0;
Aston Villa 0 – Manchester City FC 1;
Manchester City FC 2 – Chelsea FC 0.