Everton v Man City live!

25 April 2009 02:20
90 FULL-TIME. It's all over. City hang on and get their first away league win since August! The Everton fans are not happy but City deserve their win.

90 More handbags infuriate the crowd as Given gives Gosling a push. The City keeper felt that Gosling raised his foot in a desperate attempt to take the ball.

90 Pienaar takes a corner but it's scrambled away by the City defence, who are hanging on now.

90 GOAL- GOSLING! Pienaar plays a ball into the box that Gosling takes well and smashes into the top corner. We have two minutes of stoppage time left. Can Everton do it?

90 Everton press forward but still can't find an opening and are surely condemned to defeat now.

89 Robinho plays in Ireland again but he can't find the finish as the fourth official indicates seven minutes of added time.

88 Now Elano is down injured and is brought off for Ched Evans. The injury doesn't look very severe.

85 Robinho is played through by Ireland and he almost makes it three but his low shot slides past Howard's post.

83 Felipe Caicedo is replaced by Martin Petrov.

81 Richard Dunne almost flicks the ball into his own goal but his header bounces inches wide after a high free-kick.

81 Gelson Fernandes is booked after he had a word of protest too many with Alan Wiley

79 Elano fires in a powerful shot that is lacking in accuracy and flies past the post.

77 There's a huge appeal for handball as Baines charges into the box and plays the ball againt Dunne. There was definitely contact but the Ireland defender didn't have his arms up.

76 Caicedo takes a ball from Ireland on the volley. It was in a difficult position and he did not strike the ball cleanly enough to cause any trouble.

74 Robinho goes on a fantastic run but can't quite put the ball past Howard to finish it off. It would have been a fantastic goal from the Brazilian.

73 Everton press but City pack the box and cut out any danger. The hosts really have their work cut out to pull this one back with only 10 men.

72 Elano is booked for a tackle from behind on Pienaar. The game is boiling over now.

71 Another shoving match, this time between Kompany and Cahill after some shirt-pulling. Referee again has to diffuse the situation.

69 Caicedo goes past Yobo and has a chance to play in Robinho but he decides to shoot instead and it's deflected harmlessly away.

66 There's a confrontation between Onuoha and Neville after the latter clattered into Elano. Alan Wiley gives them both a yellow card for the pushing and shoving.

64 Jagielka is stretchered off and it does not look like he will be able to continue. He goes down the tunnel and Everton will have to play the rest of the match with 10 men.

62 It seemed innocuous but the centre-back looks to be in some pain.

61 Jagielka is down and in trouble. Not the news Everton need after a triple change.

59 Triple substitution from Everton. Saha, Fellani and Castillo come off for Tim Cahill, James Vaughan and Dan Gosling. Richards is off for City and Gelson Fernandes replaces him.

58 Everton appeal for a penalty as again Fellani is held. Nothing given though.

56 Robinho collects a ball from Ireland. it looked like he controlled the ball with his hand but the referee did not whistle and Howard made a fantastic save as the defence switched off.

56 Jagielka meets a cross from Hibbert. He was free and had a great chance to pull one back but he fires it over.

54 Micah Richards was injured in the lead up to that and it looks like he won't be able to continue.

52 GOAL - IRELAND! Another counter attack makes it 2-0 city. Robinho collected the ball on the left and played a great ball to an unmarked Stephen Ireland. The midfielder was alone in-front of goal and slid the ball into the net.

49 Hibbert's cross finds Pienaar, who plays the ball in to Fellani. The Belgian turns and volleys from close range but Given makes an outstanding save to turn it away. The City keeper keeps the scores level.

48 Fellani lurches forward before laying it off to Osman, who's cross does not find anybody in the box. Everton look like they've had a stern talking to from David Moyes and are full of life.

46 Castillo gets on the end of a corner but flicks his header wide of the post.

45 Kick-off. The second-half is underway.

Robinho admirer Johnny Baguette messages in with this: "You suggest that Robinho may be starting to come good right at the end of the season, but that was his 13th league goal for The Blues. That puts him only 2 behind Nicolas Anelka.

The lad looks to be on fire today!"

The teams are back out after half-time and we should be back underway shortly.

Fellani felt he was being held in the box before City hit Everton on the break to make it 1-0 so the goal has a small hint of controversy about it.

45 Half-time at Goodison Park and Man City head into the break with a 1-0 lead. Everton started brighter and had the better of possession but City have looked dangerous and created the clearer of the chances. Robinho's finish was cool and taken very well.

44 Hibbert sends in a cross from the right. Saha meets the ball with a diving header but he can't direct his attempt on target and it goes for a goal-kick.

43 Robinho is clear through again but the flag is up and he won't get the chance to double City's lead.

41 The home crowd is becoming a little frustrated now. Their side can't seem to create a clear-cut chance despite a lot of possession.

40 Caicedo tries to run onto another through ball but Jagielka holds him off and Howard comes to gather.

38 Two in two for the former Real Madrid player. Is the £30 million plus signing starting to come good right at the end of the season?

36 GOAL - ROBINHO! Man City break quickly after a high ball from Everton and Robinho was played through brilliantly. The Brazilian kept his nerve and slotted his shot through Howard's legs. City take the lead.

34 De Jong tries a second time from distance but, like the first, it balloons over the bar and into the Everton fans.

32 The game starting to open up a little more now, both teams are channelling most of their play down the left.

30 Baines again breaks free down the left and sets up Fellani. The Belgian has a swing at it but miscues and Saha almost prods in the wayward shot but cannot make clean contact.

29 Stephen Ireland is put through by Robinho but Baines gets across brilliantly to make a crucial tackle.

29 Osman tries a delicate left-foot finish from the edge of the area but it curls into Shay Given's arms.

27 City are now fully in the game after a slow start. Robinho looks lively down the left and Caicedo is making his presence felt as a lone striker.

25 Yobo fails to clear from a Wayne Bridge cross and it falls to Robinho. The Brazilian shhots and it's on target but well saved by Tim Howard in the Everton goal.

24 A quick free-kick from Osman releases Pienaar. The South African's cross is hit low but too far in front of Saha and trickles out for a throw-in.

23 Fellani tries to turn but is felled by Vincent Kompany and a free-kick is awarded. Baines' ball in is headed away by the City defence.

20 Hibbert crosses from the right to Fellani at the far post but Micah Richards wins the aerial challenge and the danger is cleared.

18 Everton continue to press forward but the away side have done well to keep their momentum at bay by taking the pace out of the game whenever they have the ball.

16 Baines threatens again down the left but his dangerous cross is cleared well by Onouha.

16 Robinho finds some space for himself and strikes a shot along the floor but it's straightn at Tim Howard.

15 Saha puts the ball in the net but the whistle had gone some moments before . The former Man Utd striker had strayed off-side.

13 Saha cuts in from the left hand side and fizzes a shot into the arms of Given. It was fiercely struck but easy for Given.

11 Robinho shows some more fancy moves in-front of Hibbert before laying it off to Nigel de Jong. De Jong tries a first time shot that flies over the bar and into the Everton fans behind the goal.

8 Robinho shows some fancy feet in the box before falling over Leon Osman. The Brazilian appeals for a penalty but the referee rightly waves away his protests.

7 The hosts having all of the possession so far but haven't fashioned a chance yet.

6 Everton play the ball around in midfield before it's spread out wide to Leighton Baines. He sends in a cross from the left but it's easily plucked out of the air by Shay Given.

4 Stewart MacLaren in Spain messages in with a prediction: "Everton will beat Man City 2-1 at Goodison Park this Afternoon with Goals from Fellaini & Louis Saha."

3 Fellani flicks on a long pass but it's put out for a corner by Onuoha. The corner is cleared.

1 Everton press forward but a Phil Neville pass goes awry and the ball goes for a throw-in.

0 Kick-off! We are underway at Goodison Park.

Can Man City spoil the party with their first away win in the Premier League since August? We are about to find out.

Z-cars sounds out around Goodison Park and the two sides walk out onto the pitch to a rapturous reception.

The stands are filling up nicely and we are about 5 minutes from kick-off.

This is Everton's first home match since their FA Cup semi-final win so the team are sure to receive an extra-warm Goodison welcome today.

If anyone fancies a flutter on this one, Everton are 4/5 favourites over at SkyBet. A draw is 5/2 while you can get 7/2 for an away win.

The sun is shining today at Goodison Park and conditions look to be perfect for some good, flowing football.

So, Man City will be keen to kick-start their challenge for a Europa League place with a victory while Everton are looking to finally leap-frog Aston Villa and move into fifth place. If anyone has any views or predictions on the match e-mail them through to me at alex.williams@bskyb.com and I'll post a selection.

Everton will have to do without the prolific Jo for this match as he is on-loan from Man City. Louis Saha takes his place. The away side welcome back Micah Richards after a one-game absence while Nigel de Jong overcomes a fitness scare to start.

The teams are in ahead of this afternoon's Premier League clash between Everton and Manchester City.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Yobo, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Neville, Castillo, Pienaar, Fellaini, SahaSubs: Nash, Lescott, Vaughan, Cahill, Rodwell, Gosling, Baxter.

Man City: Given, Richards, Onuoha, Dunne, Bridge, De Jong, Kompany, Elano, Ireland, Robinho, CaicedoSubs: Hart, Bojinov, Garrido, Fernandes, Petrov, Berti, Evans.

Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire)

Source: SKY_Sports