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Man City go top as Everton downed
Published : 24 Sep 2011 15:05:40
Italian substitute Balotelli lashed in a deflected strike on 68 minutes after being teed up by Argentinian international Sergio Aguero to finally break through a stubborn Everton side.
Balotelli, who has endured a turbulent spell at Eastlands since joining the club from Inter Milan in August 2010, celebrated by sprinting over to the City dugout to embrace manager Roberto Mancini.
The victory saw City go one point clear of rivals Manchester United at the top of the table, although the Red Devils need only a point from their game at Stoke later Saturday to reclaim top spot.