Everton - Last 5 domestic matchesSouthampton 3-0 Everton Everton 0-1 Stoke CityNewcastle 3-2 Everton
Everton FC v Manchester City
Saturday 10th January 15:00
Premier League Match #21
(Kone, Mirallas)Hull City 2-0 Everton Everton 1-1 West Ham
- FA Cup (Lukaku)Manchester City - Last 5 domestic matchesMan City 3-0 Crystal Palace
(Silva x2, Toure)West Brom 1-3 Man City
(Fernando, Toure Pen, Silva)Man City 2-2 Burnley
(Silva, Fernandinho)Man City 3-2 Sunderland
(Toure, Jovetic, Lampard)Man City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
- FA Cup (Milner x2)
Although Everton will have gained confidence from a late FA Cup equalizer against West Ham on Tuesday night, they go into this match bottom of the Premier League form table with just three points from their last six matches, including five defeats. Only Newcastle (14) have conceded more goals during this period than Everton (11) and only Crystal Palace (2) and Aston Villa (3) have found the net fewer times than the Toffees (5). Everton are on a run of 10 league matches without a clean sheet which is the longest in the league ahead of Newcastle ( 8 ) with their last one coming in a 0-0 draw at home to Swansea over two months ago. Romelu Lukaku scored in both fixtures against Man City last season.
To say that Roberto Martinez doesn't have a strong record against Manchester City is probably an understatement having taken just one point from a possible 33 against the Manchester side in his Premier League career, though he probably takes some solace in winning the most important match that was the FA Cup final with Wigan, not that it means much ahead of this weekend. Man City kept seven clean sheets in a row in the Premier League against Martinez's Wigan but that trend didn't continue conceding three goals to Everton in last season fixtures, despite still winning both. Everton haven't lost four league matches in a row against Manchester City since 1970-72.
Possible Line ups
Manchester City prevented a replay with Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup thanks to a last minute James Milner goal. Man City are currently on a run of 11 matches without defeat in the league taking 29 points from a possible 33 during that period, although they did throw away 2-0 leads in each of their last two matches but managed to win 3-2 against Sunderland last time out after previously drawing 2-2 with Burnley. Sergio Aguero is likely to be absent from this match after picking up an injury in the reverse fixture whilst Yaya Toure is now on international duty with the Ivory Coast. Manchester City have scored in each of their last 17 league matches stretching back to the end of August when they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke City.
Manchester City will be without Yaya Toure who is on international duty due to the African Cup of Nations whilst top scorer Sergio Aguero is unlikely to be fit. Both of these players account for 21 of Manchester City's 44 Premier League goals scored. Manchester City's next top scorer is David Silva who has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances. The Spaniard's individual stats don't particularly stand out but only Frank Lampard (73%) can top his percentage of shots on target (65%) and only Jesus Navas (39) and Samir Nasri (34) have produced more 'key passes' (31) in the Manchester City set up.
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