Pep Guardiola's team turned the game around in the second half and won.
Manchester City beat Everton against Ukrainian defender Vitaly Mykolenko in the away match of the 19th round of the English Premier League (EPL) . The match at Goodison Park ended with a score of 1:3 .
The first half was in favor of the Toffees. In the 29th minute, Jack Garrison gave the home side the lead after Dwight McNeill's cross.
However, in the second half of the meeting, the “townspeople” were able to stage a comeback. First, in the 53rd minute, Phil Foden equalized with a pass from Bernardo Silva.
In the 64th minute, the sky blues scored for the second time – a penalty scored by Julián Alvarez.
And the final score of the match was set by Bernardo Silva in the 86th minute, punishing the Merseyside club goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who passed the ball to the opponent.
Let us note that Mikolenko was in the starting lineup for Everton and played the entire match on the field.
Manchester City's main scorer Erling Haaland was not included in the squad for this match due to injury. Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku were also absent from the reigning English champions due to injuries.
Review of the match “Everton” – “Manchester City”
After this victory, Manchester City (37 points) rose to fourth place in the Premier League. Guardiola's team is 5 points behind leader Liverpool, but has a match in hand.
Everton (16 points) occupies 17th position in the Premier League. Note that on November 17, Mikolenko’s club was deprived of 10 points for violating financial fair play rules.
In the next round, Manchester City will host Sheffield United on December 30, and Everton will play away at Wolverhampton on the same day.