Man City go top of the Premier League with win at Everton

REUTERS/Phil Noble

Champions Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

It is the first time City have been top since Dec. 8. Liverpool play Bournemouth on Saturday with City hosting Chelsea a day later.

The match was a re-arranged fixture caused by City’s advance to the League Cup final and the visitors took the lead on the stroke of halftime when French defender Aymeric Laporte was left unattended to head home a David Silva free kick curled in from the left.

The goal was the 17th conceded by Everton from a set-piece in all competitions this season.

Two of City’s substitutes combined for the second goal deep in stoppage time with Kevin De Bruyne playing Gabriel Jesus in on goal.

Although the Brazilian’s shot was blocked by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford, he reacted quickly to head home the loose ball.

Both City and Liverpool have 62 points, but City have the upper hand on goal difference, having played one game more than Juergen Klopp’s side.

REUTERS/Reporting by Simon Evans Editing by Toby Davis

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