To somehow repeat their thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton will welcome the defending champions of the Premier League Manchester City to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Before the visitors’ 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the initial leg of their Champions League semifinal, Sean Dyche’s team had previously astonished the world of football by thrashing Brighton 5-1 to the visitors’ 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the initial leg of their playoff semifinal, Sean Dyche’s team astonished the world of football by thrashing Brighton 5-1 previously this week.
When Abdoulaye Doucoure gave Everton the lead against Worthing after only 34 seconds, several eyes would have been raised. Those raised eyebrows quickly changed into gob smacked looks like the Toffees began to rip the Seagulls apart for pleasure. After ending a seven-game winless streak in the Premier League in convincing fashion, Everton will start the game week hovering just above danger in 17th place after Doucoure and Dwight McNeil both scored braces – either side of a Jason Steele own goal – and not even an offer of consolation for Alexis Mac Allister could dampen the mood of the traveling faithful. Also Read: Barcelona beats 10-man Osasuna with the help of Jordi Alba’s goal.
In the first forty-five minutes of their fixture at the Bernabeu match against Man City, Real Madrid put up a classic Champions League performance. Man City, who had been dominating the game in the Spanish capital, was then dealt a sucker punch of Vinicius Junior’s caliber when the Brazilian striker found the top corner of the net. Kevin De Bruyne’s scorching low shot restored parity, allowing the Premier League winners to return to the Etihad Stadium content with their performance ahead of the Wednesday winner-takes-all second leg. This demonstrated the individual quality among Pep Guardiola’s ranks.
Everton Fc Team News
At the Amex, Everton had an almost faultless afternoon with no new injury issues, and they received some positive news on Seamus Coleman’s ailment, which has nothing to do with the possibly career-ending ACL issue that was initially reported. Coleman has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Still, his teammates Andros Townsend (knee), Alli (groin), Ben Godfrey (groin), and Ruben Vinagre (calf) are accompanying him in the hospital. After Monday’s impressive performance, Dyche will undoubtedly see no need to change the harmony of his starting lineup, and Alex Iwobi’s seventh assist on Sunday would have seen the former Arsenal player set a new club record for assists.
Manchester City Team News
Nathan Ake was unable to travel because of the thigh injury he sustained in the victory against Leeds, but Guardiola made no substitutions for Man City at the Bernabeu. All 11 of his starts were successful. The length of Ake’s potential absence is still unknown, but the Dutchman shouldn’t be risked before the trip to Merseyside because the visitors are certain to make several changes with the Champions League in mind. Guardiola claims that Ake is feeling “a great deal better” now. Aymeric Laporte, Rico Lewis, Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez, and all of Phil Foden will be strong candidates to make the starting XI, while unimportant players like Kalvin Phillips and Sergio Gomez.
Everton’s possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Garner, Gueye, Doucoure, McNeil; Calvert-Lewin
Manchester City’s possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Lewis, Rodri; Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden, Grealish; Haaland
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