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Vincent Kompany challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Seamus Coleman challenges Joleon Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seamus Coleman booked for unsporting behaviour. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line to the near post, Joao Alves Jo challenges Johnny Heitinga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Nigel De Jong leaves the field to be replaced by Joao Alves Jo.
Aleksandar Kolarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Leighton Baines delivers the ball, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.
Seamus Coleman comes on in place of Victor Anichebe.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
Adam Johnson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Jack Rodwell goes into the referee's book.
Pablo Zabaleta goes off and Mario Balotelli comes on.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Adam Johnson coming on for Patrick Vieira.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Short corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line.
Centre by Phil Neville, Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Tim Cahill. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.
Leon Osman grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Everton 2-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Phil Neville.
Nigel De Jong handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov receives a caution for dissent. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Jermaine Beckford is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
Leon Osman goes into the book.
Foul by Joleon Lescott on Victor Anichebe, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Osman on Pablo Zabaleta. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
Tim Cahill fouled by Patrick Vieira, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta produces a cross, Sylvain Distin grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Everton 1-1 Man City.Mikel Arteta provided the assist for the goal.
Leon Osman challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Milner crosses the ball in from the free kick, Foul by Edin Dzeko on Phil Jagielka, free kick awarded. Tim Cahill on for Jack Rodwell. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
Edin Dzeko has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The official flags James Milner offside. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Jack Rodwell. Booking for Vincent Kompany for unsporting behaviour. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Aleksandar Kolarov goes wide right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against James Milner. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Silva by Phil Neville results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Nigel De Jong challenges Phil Neville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Leighton Baines is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Leon Osman, David Silva crosses the ball, save by Tim Howard.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Mikel Arteta challenges Aleksandar Kolarov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov produces a cross, Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard. Outswinging corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Tim Howard gets a block in.
James Milner challenges Leon Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta. Leighton Baines takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in. Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leighton Baines, Aleksandar Kolarov manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta. Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line to the near post, Edin Dzeko makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jack Rodwell, blocked by Nigel De Jong.
Tony Hibbert leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Beckford.
Phil Neville concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. The referee shows Phil Neville a yellow card for dissent. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.
Phil Neville produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jack Rodwell misses to the right of the target.
Victor Anichebe fouled by Joleon Lescott, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken by David Silva, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.
Mikel Arteta fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Victor Anichebe fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Leighton Baines takes a shot. Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.
Corner taken short by Mikel Arteta.
Tony Hibbert produces a cross, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Leighton Baines. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line to the near post.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from David Silva.
Unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Victor Anichebe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
Handball by Leon Osman. Patrick Vieira restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by James Milner results in a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Leon Osman challenges Edin Dzeko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Leighton Baines.
Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mikel Arteta, Gnegneri Toure Yaya gets a block in.
Phil Neville challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Patrick Vieira.
Corner taken by Leon Osman, clearance made by Nigel De Jong.
The ball is delivered by Tony Hibbert.
Centre by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
Shot from outside the area by Leon Osman misses to the left of the target.
Patrick Vieira produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball.
Nigel De Jong fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
Effort from the edge of the area by David Silva goes wide of the right-hand post.
David Silva sends in a cross.
Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick. Effort on goal by Leon Osman from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Moyes has no time for City envy
Everton boss David Moyes would love the riches of Manchester City, but claims there is no room for jealousy.
Moyes is focusing only on his own side as he prepares for the visit of Roberto Mancini's expensively-assembled FA Cup finalists in the Barclays Premier League.
Moyes recognises the continuing progress of the Eastlands outfit under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour.
But while City can take a significant step towards their season's ultimate goal of Champions League qualification with victory at Goodison Park, Moyes is not worrying about his own club's relatively meagre resources.
The Scot said: "I think all managers would look and say there is a bit of envy because of what they have got, but you can't do that.
"You have got to get on with your own job and look at your own team and what you can do.
"The players play for Everton and they play against whoever is put out.
"We look at Manchester City and acknowledge they have a team full of talent, but so do we and hopefully we will be able to show that."
Moyes sees parallels between Everton and City as both have spent large portions of their histories in the shadow of more illustrious neighbours.
That, he believes, makes for feisty encounters between the sides.
"We have always been, in both cities, underdogs," said Moyes, whose side have actually dominated recent meetings with City, winning six of the last seven.
"Both of us have been fighting to overhaul the biggest teams in the city and so from that point of view there is a game on.
"But Manchester City in recent years have become one of the biggest clubs not just in our country, but the world.
"It will make for a good game and hopefully a competitive one."
Key pair Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta are both getting closer to full match fitness after playing for just over an hour in last week's disappointing draw at Wigan.
John Heitinga could also come back into contention after two games out with a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Mancini has warned Manchester City not to ease off as they close in on the Champions League.
A place in Europe's number one club competition could be secured as early as Saturday evening should City overcome Everton at Goodison Park and Tottenham lose to Blackpool in the later game.
More likely, City will have to wait until next Tuesday's home encounter with Spurs to confirm their new exalted status.
Not that Mancini is getting stressed about that. He is just imploring his team to retain their focus.
"It is important to reach the Champions League by the end of the season, it doesn't matter whether it is Saturday or Tuesday or any of the four games we still have left," he said.
"We need another four points. Then we would be 100% sure.
"It was the first target we had when we started the season and at this moment we have a big chance.
"But we have done nothing yet."
Micah Richards could return to the Manchester City squad.
The full-back has been missing for six weeks with a hamstring injury but Mancini is ready to hand Richards a place on the bench.
Pablo Zabaleta and Nigel de Jong have recovered from minor knocks but Carlos Tevez (hamstring) is not expected to be involved.
Toffees frustrate City
Superb second-half headers from Sylvain Distin and Leon Osman frustrated Manchester City in their Champions League quest as they were beaten 2-1 by Everton.
The FA Cup finalists looked on course for a potentially decisive win in their pursuit of a Barclays Premier League top-four place as Yaya Toure put them ahead.
The visitors squandered several chances to make victory safe at Goodison Park and were stunned when former City defender Distin equalised and in-form Osman grabbed a winner.
With David Silva at his influential best, City seemed in little trouble as they dictated play.
Yet Everton have become their bogey side in recent years and the Merseysiders hit back to win for the seventh time in eight meetings.
City now face their chief rivals for fourth, Tottenham, on Tuesday knowing they cannot ease up ahead of next week's trip to Wembley.
Much talk before the game centred on Joleon Lescott's first return to Goodison since his controversial #22million move to City 21 months ago.
Yet it was Distin, also facing his old club, who turned the match and Osman settled it with his fourth goal in nine games.
City left Mario Balotelli, Gareth Barry and Adam Johnson out of their line-up and talisman Carlos Tevez, as expected, did not appear.
City soon asserted themselves, although Everton had the first chance when Osman fired over from a cleverly-worked Leighton Baines free-kick.
The visitors looked composed in possession with Silva exhibiting some sublime touches.
The Spaniard went close after brilliantly controlling a hopeful punt from Vincent Kompany and beating Tony Hibbert to shoot across goal.
He showed more skill when he tapped a James Milner cross into the six-yard box but Patrick Vieira volleyed over.
Milner found space in the area as Everton pushed up but he opted to pass instead of shooting and the hosts got back to clear.
The respite was shortlived for the hosts, however, as City claimed the lead moments later, in the 28th minute.
Silva was again the orchestrator, although he benefited from a lucky ricochet as he took the ball past Distin.
He found Toure unmarked to his right and the Ivory Coast international powered forward to clip the ball over Tim Howard.
Edin Dzeko tested Howard with a fierce shot from the edge of the area after the restart but the American gathered well.
Silva created another good chance for Toure when he threaded a low ball into the area but the former Barcelona midfielder sidefooted over.
Kompany needed to be alert to deny Jack Rodwell a shooting chance early in the second half.
The ball looked to be rolling to the midfielder in the box after a powerful Baines free-kick struck Toffees substitute Jermaine Beckford but the Belgian defender got a foot in.
City replied with a quick breakaway as Silva freed Toure but Howard stood up well and denied the advancing midfielder with his feet.
Dzeko then headed wide from an Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick as City built more pressure.
A scuffle broke out when Kompany responded to a Rodwell tackle on Nigel de Jong by pushing the Everton midfielder.
Rodwell's subsequent reaction led to both he and Kompany being booked.
City quickly got back into their stride and Dzeko, looking for his second Premier League goal, struck a firm shot wide from the edge of the area.
The visitors paid the price for their profligacy as Everton equalised in the 66th minute through Distin.
Everton had sent on Tim Cahill - scorer of five goals against City - just moments earlier and the Australian went straight into the box for an Arteta free-kick.
But it was Distin who did the damage, rising at the far post to power a header into the bottom corner which Joe Hart failed to keep out.
The goal infused Everton with confidence and Beckford went through.
The striker was ruled marginally offside and chipped wide anyway, but nevertheless it was a warning for City.
It was one they failed to heed as the Toffees grabbed a second in the 72nd minute.
Neville delivered an inviting cross into the area and Osman timed his leap superbly, beating Kompany in the air and glancing a looping header over Hart into the top corner.
It almost got worse for City as Beckford shot straight at Hart from close range.
City's frustrations were perhaps evident at the final whistle as Cahill and Kolarov appeared to argue with each other while Neville exchanged words with the visitors' assistant boss Brian Kidd.
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