Man City 2-0 Everton: Haaland double sinks Everton to send City top of Premier League

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By Chris BevanBBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

Last updated on 2 minutes ago.From the section Premier League

Erling Haaland puts Manchester City ahead against EvertonHaaland's goal ended his run of 419 minutes without scoring in the Premier League

Erling Haaland scored his first goals since November to help Manchester City see off a determined Everton side and move top of the Premier League.

The Norwegian has had to wait to find the net since his return from the foot injury that sidelined him for most of December and January, but he made up for lost time here.

His first goal was a brilliant first-time finish that gave his side a crucial breakthrough in the second half, and he made sure of the three points when he ran clear to slot past Jordan Pickford late on.

Until then, Everton's organisation and resilience had frustrated the defending champions, who had not managed a shot on target until Haaland struck with 19 minutes to go.

The visitors failed to clear a corner and the ball fell for Haaland at the back post to smash home a fierce first-time strike that Jordan Pickford got a hand to, but could not keep out.

Haaland was not done there, and made the most of the space Everton left pushing for an equaliser when he galloped on to Kevin de Bruyne's through-ball, held off Jarrad Branthwaite and found the bottom corner of the net.

City's time in top spot may be limited - Liverpool can reclaim their place at the summit later on Saturday when they host Burnley at Anfield - but their return to the head of the table for the first time since 24 November is a reward for their impressive form.

This was their 10th successive win in all competitions, including the Fifa Club World Cup and FA Cup, and their sixth in a row in the Premier League.

Everton, meanwhile, remain stuck in the relegation zone and have now gone seven league games without a win.

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Manchester City

  1. Squad number31Player nameEderson

  2. Squad number5Player nameStones

  3. Squad number3Player nameRúben Dias

  4. Squad number6Player nameAké

  5. Squad number25Player nameAkanji

  6. Squad number16Player nameRodri

  7. Squad number47Player nameFoden

  8. Squad number27Player nameMatheus Nunes

  9. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

  10. Squad number11Player nameDoku

  11. Squad number9Player nameHaaland

  1. Squad number2Player nameWalker

  2. Squad number10Player nameGrealish

  3. Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne

  4. Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva

Everton

  1. Squad number1Player namePickford

  2. Squad number22Player nameGodfrey

  3. Squad number6Player nameTarkowski

  4. Squad number32Player nameBranthwaite

  5. Squad number19Player nameMykolenko

  6. Squad number27Player nameGueye

  7. Squad number37Player nameGarner

  8. Squad number18Player nameYoung

  9. Squad number11Player nameHarrison

  10. Squad number7Player nameMcNeil

  11. Squad number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  1. Squad number8Player nameOnana

  2. Squad number14Player nameBeto

  3. Squad number23Player nameColeman

  4. Squad number28Player nameYoussef Chermiti

  5. Squad number61Player nameDobbin

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 31Ederson
  • 5Stones
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 6Aké
  • 25AkanjiSubstituted forWalkerat 57'minutes
  • 16Rodri
  • 47Foden
  • 27NunesSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 57'minutes
  • 19ÁlvarezSubstituted forBernardo Silvaat 77'minutes
  • 11DokuSubstituted forGrealishat 87'minutes
  • 9Haaland

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 10Grealish
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 18Ortega
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 24Gvardiol
  • 52Bobb
  • 56Wright
  • 82Lewis

Everton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 22GodfreySubstituted forColemanat 56'minutes
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 32Branthwaite
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 27GueyeBooked at 54minsSubstituted forRamalho Chermitiat 89'minutes
  • 37GarnerBooked at 90mins
  • 18YoungSubstituted forOnanaat 78'minutes
  • 11Harrison
  • 7McNeilSubstituted forDobbinat 88'minutes
  • 9Calvert-LewinSubstituted forGomes Betuncalat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Patterson
  • 5Keane
  • 8Onana
  • 12Neves Virgínia
  • 14Gomes Betuncal
  • 23Coleman
  • 28Ramalho Chermiti
  • 58Hunt
  • 61Dobbin

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Manchester City 2, Everton 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Everton 0.

  3. Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kyle Walker.

  4. Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

  5. Amadou Onana (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. James Garner (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Foul by James Garner (Everton).

  9. Attempt saved. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

  10. Rúben Dias (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Foul by Youssef Chermiti (Everton).

  12. Offside, Everton. Beto is caught offside.

  13. Offside, Manchester City. Jack Grealish is caught offside.

  14. Substitution, Everton. Youssef Chermiti replaces Idrissa Gueye.

  15. Substitution, Everton. Lewis Dobbin replaces Dwight McNeil.

  16. Substitution, Manchester City. Jack Grealish replaces Jérémy Doku.

  17. Goal! Manchester City 2, Everton 0. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne following a fast break.

  18. Offside, Everton. Beto is caught offside.

  19. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Foul by Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton).

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