Manchester City warmed up for a season-defining month with a commanding 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park to set up a potential Premier League title party against rivals United.
Pep Guardiola’s side face Liverpool over two legs in the Champions League quarter-final and welcome their bitter Manchester rivals to the Etihad Stadium in April, when they will also travel to Tottenham.
Goal Sane 😍
Everton 0-1 City. pic.twitter.com/IgrVfhG2iv
— Daily MCFC Updates (@DailyMCFCUpdate) March 31, 2018
It is a run of games that could see them win the Premier League and take a huge step towards European glory, making Saturday’s dominant triumph a timely one as a victory next weekend would seal the top-flight crown.
Gabriel Jesus breaks his goal drought and makes it 2 inside of 12 minutes! pic.twitter.com/NSeb9c2TjI
— Rob (@Razza_7) March 31, 2018
The damage was done inside 12 minutes against a lacklustre Toffees team, with Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus on target, the former capping a fine move.
Everton won this fixture 4-0 last season, serving Guardiola with the biggest league loss of his managerial career, but the hosts – who also grabbed a draw in Manchester in August – were well off the pace on this occasion.
Guardiola’s 50th English top-flight victory – which saw City become only the third team to beat all 19 opponents in a single Premier League campaign – was wrapped up before the break as Raheem Sterling got in on the act, with Yannick Bolasie’s consolation goal doing nothing to prevent the leaders restoring their 16-point advantage at the summit.
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