Premier League: Manchester City vs. Everton
Manchester City has won four out of four under Roberto Mancini, and now the Citizens will try to extend their winning streak as they lock horns with David Moyes’ Everton side.
Tonight, Carlos Tevez is once again the player to watch. The Argentine forward has 11 goals in nine appearances and is now taking all the headlines.
Yes, Robinho remains Premier League’s most expensive player, but he is still unable to command a regular place in City’s starting line-up. The Brazilian has scored just three goals away from home since his transfer from Real Madrid in 2008.
The Toffees, meanwhile, will be hoping to end a Saturday evening jinx at home that has lasted for more than four decades. Everton’s long list of injuries is starting to clear up, and now they have Landon Donovan.
However, the African Cup of Nations has taken two of its key players— Yakubu and Joseph Yobo— and defender Lucas Neill has agreed a surprise switch to Turkish side Galatasaray.
The match kicks-off at 17:30 UK (12:30 p.m. ET) at Goodison Park in Walton, Liverpool.
UPDATE: Manchester City 0 Everton 2—First-half goals by Steven Pienaar and Louis Saha gave the Toffees arguably their best result of the season and inflicted Mancini’s first defeat in five games since taking charge as City boss.