Manchester City's last 5 matches 13/14: Viktoria Plzen 0-3 Manchester City
Manchester City v Everton FC
Etihad Stadium (Capacity: 47, 805)
Saturday 5th October 12:45
Premier League Match 7
- Champions League (Dzeko, Toure, Aguero)Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United
(Aguero x2, Toure, Nasri)Manchester City 5-0 Wigan
- League Cup(Jovetic x2, Dzeko, Toure, Navas)Aston Villa 3-2 Manchester City
(Toure, Dzeko)Manchester City v Bayern Munich
- Champions LeagueEverton's last 5 matches 13/14:
Cardiff 0-0 EvertonEverton 1-0 Chelsea
(Naismith)West Ham 2-3 Everton
(Baines x2, Lukaku)Fulham 2-1 Everton
- League cup (Naismith)Everton 3-2 Newcastle
(Lukaku x2, Barkley)
Manchester City go into this match in 6th place with 10 points having picked up 3 victories, 2 defeats and a draw from their opening 6 premier league games. Last time out they lost 3-2 against Aston Villa at Villa Park despite taking the lead on a couple of occasions. This isn't the first time they've been pegged back, losing to Cardiff 3-2 earlier in the season. Although Manchester City are yet to win an away game in the Premier League with Pellegrini, they have a 100% home record with thumping wins over Manchester United and Newcastle along with a 2-0 win over Hull.
The summer was no different than usual for the blue half of Manchester. They done their business early and expensively replacing Carlos Tevez and Balotelli who had left in January with Negredo and Jovetic amongst many others. The above table excludes the loan signings of Scott Sinclair and of course Gareth Barry.
Romelu lukaku grabbed the headlines on Monday night as he marked his Goodison bow with 2 goals in what finished a nervy 3-2 victory to Everton after a scintillating first half gave Everton a 3-0 lead at half time. Lukaku has been instrumental in his two premier league appearances for Everton so far scoring the winning goal in both.Steven Pienaar
could return for the game this weekend after a spell out on the sidelines which may be necessary as Kevin Mirallas
appeared to pick up a foot injury against Newcastle which may see him ruled out. Antolin Alcaraz
suffered a set back in training and is still a few weeks away from fitness whilst Gareth Barry
is ineligible to play against his parent club.
This will be the 173rd meeting between the clubs. Everton drew last year's match at Eastlands 1-1 as Fellaini's goal was levelled out when Tevez converted a spot kick the former gave away.