EPL: Champions Manchester City win to Overtake Liverpool

EPL: Champions Manchester City win to Overtake Liverpool

English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City beat Everton 3-0 to leapfrog Liverpool into second in the table standings on Sunday, November 21st, 2021.

England’s Raheem Sterling, Spain’s Rodri and Portuguese international Bernardo Silva were all on target as Manchester City routed Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester,

City warmed up for Wednesday’s Group A Champions League contest against Paris St-Germain with their third consecutive win in all competitions.

City dominated the opening 45 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, Bernardo being denied one-on-one and Ilkay Gundogan heading on to the bar after 27 minutes.

Sterling eventually broke the deadlock a minute before the interval, latching onto Joao Cancelo’s exquisite outside-of-the boot pass to fire past Jordan Pickford on the half-volley on his 300th Premier League appearance. 

Rodri doubled their lead 10 minutes after the break with a wonderful strike, driving the ball powerfully into the top-left corner from 25 yards out.

Pickford denied Sterling his second before Bernardo wrapped up the victory with a close-range finish.

Back-to-back victories take City’s points tally to 26, three fewer than leaders Chelsea.

Everton are 11th with 15 points.