EPL - Manchester City v Everton

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2023/24 English Premier League
Matchday 24
Manchester City v Everton
Etihad Stadium
Manchester, England
Saturday, 10 February 2024
Kick-off is at 13h30 
Manchester City have a chance to go top of the table for a couple of hours at least when they host Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 10 in the lunchtime kick-off.
The Citizens cut the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool down to two points after they battled back from a goal down to beat Brentford 3-1 at the Gtech Community Stadium on February 5.
The Reds saw an impressive 15-match unbeaten run in the league come to an end with a 3-1 reverse to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on February 4.
City (2nd) remain ahead of the Gunners (3rd) on goal difference, although Pep Guardiola's side do still have a game in hand on all of their title rivals.

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Aston Villa climbed back into the top four after they thrashed rock-bottom Sheffield United 5-0 at Bramall Lane on February 3 to overtake Tottenham, who were held to a 2-2 draw by the Toffees at Goodison Park.
A third successive stalemate for Sean Dyche's side left them one point adrift of safety in 18th place, having seen Luton (17th) play out to a stunning 4-4 draw with Newcastle at St James' Park, while Burnley (19th) failed to make up ground after their clash with Fulham at Turf Moor finished 2-2.
In team news, Guardiola has a fully-fit squad at his disposal after Erling Haaland came through the game with the Bees unscathed in his first start since returning from a foot injury that saw him miss five games. Dyche has a number of injuries to contend with as Arnaut Danjuma (ankle), Dele Alli (groin) and Andre Gomes (leg) are all ruled out, although Abdoulaye Doucoure (thigh), Amadou Onana (knee) and Ben Godfrey (leg) could return to action.

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Guardiola was full of praise for Phil Foden, who scored the second hat-trick of his City career against Brentford, highlighting the impact he has made at Eastlands this season.
"I said a few weeks ago that Phil is having his most influential season in the team in terms of goals and assists," the Spaniard declared.
"This season he's been so important to us. He reads the game really well. How he plays simple and be more aggressive. Always he has the pleasure to score goals and the threat in the six-yard box, always he's there.
"He's a clever runner and how he runs for the team. He's an exceptional player. At his age playing 250 appearances for City - that means he's had an influence since he arrived."
Dyche lauded the character of his players to fight back after falling behind twice against Spurs and believes the signs are promising in their bid to escape the drop.
"I thought there were so many good things and so much character in the team. That's an important factor over a season's work. It shows even when we're stretched, the belief we have in each other," he said.
"There are good signs about what we're trying to achieve here, in amongst the adversity and all the noise."

Head-to-Head (Last Five Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 5
Man City - 4
Everton - 0
Draws - 1

Premier League Matchday 24 fixtures:

Saturday, February 10
14h30: Manchester City v Everton
17h00: Fulham v Bournemouth
17h00: Liverpool v Burnley
17h00: Luton Town v Sheffield United
17h00: Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion
17h00: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford
19h30: Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United
Sunday, February 11
16h00: West Ham United v Arsenal
18h30: Aston Villa v Manchester United
Monday, February 12
22h00: Crystal Palace v Chelsea

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Published: 02/08/2024