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STAR PREVIEW: Man City v Everton

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]an City needed to wait until the second half to beat Brighton last weekend but their superiority showed throughout the game.

They have no fresh injury worries ahead of their first home game of the season for which they are a short price to beat Everton who beat Stoke 1-0 on the opening weekend. Europa League commitments mean Everton have already played three additional games which, even at this early stage of the season, might be a strong reason to prefer the hosts with the fresher legs.

The fixture list computer hasn’t exactly been kind to Everton. After tonight’s match they play Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United in the league.

Everton’s manager Ronald Koeman said: “We know in seven days we play three away games, difficult ones, which starts on Monday with City.

“But okay, it is a nice challenge. They [City] are strong, but we like to be strong and are fully confident we will go there, play and do the maximum to get a good result there.”

The Toffees are likely to give club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson his debut, even though the Icelander lacks match fitness.

Pep Guardiola suffered the heaviest defeat of his managerial career when Man City were beaten 4-0 by Everton at Goodison but at home City are unbeaten in their last seven home games against Everton, including six Premier League meetings.

Man City v Everton
Premier League
20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Jan 2017 PREMIER Everton 4-0 Man City
Oct 2016 PREMIER Man City 1-1 Everton
Jan 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Man City 3-1 Everton
Jan 2016 PREMIER Man City 0-0 Everton
Jan 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Everton 2-1 Man City
Aug 2015 PREMIER Everton 0-2 Man City
Jan 2015 PREMIER Everton 1-1 Man City
Dec 2014 PREMIER Man City 1-0 Everton
May 2014 PREMIER Everton 2-3 Man City
Oct 2013 PREMIER Man City 3-1 Everton

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