League Cup

  LEG 1  
  • Ramiro Funes Mori 45’
  • R. Lukaku 78’
  • 76’ Jesús Navas
League Cup
Goodison Park


    • KICK OFF
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      It's all Everton at the moment as they understandably keep hold of the ball in an attempt to hold on to their slender lead. Despite being a goal down, City aren't putting the hosts under as much pressure as would normally be expected, indicating that Pellegrini maybe thinks that taking a 2-1 deficit
    • 45'
      G Ramiro Funes Mori Assist E. Mangala
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      GOAL! Everton score, and this time the flag stays down! Lukaku uses his power and strength well to muscle his way into the right-hand side of the City penalty area before firing a low cross off Mangala and out for a corner. The first results in a second, which is only half dealt with by the visitors
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      SI Fernando SO E. Mangala
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      City have decided to make a late substitution, with Fernando coming on to take the place of De Bruyne.
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      The two sides will meet once again in three weeks' time to determine who will feature in the final, but before that they must face each other in the Premier League, a clash that will occur at the Etihad in seven days. After what happened tonight, that could prove to be an excellent contest.
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      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and confirms that Everton will head into the second leg of the semi-final with a one-goal advantage under their belts. They fully deserve it as well, as they took advantage of a lacklustre and leggy performance from City and made the visitors pay with
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
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      After pushing and probing for so long, Everton are able to head into the half-time break with a goal under their belts thanks to a few seconds of poor defending from City, who fell asleep and left Funes Mori completely unmarked in front of goal. Up until then it had been a relatively even game, with
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, City boss Manuel Pellegrini has also made three alterations to the side that started Saturday’s 2-1 win against Watford, with Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph all coming into the starting line-up to replace Joe Hart, Aleksandar Kolarov and Raheem Sterling, respectively.
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      Roberto Martinez has decided to make three changes to the Everton side that started the aforementioned draw at home to Tottenham, with Tim Howard, Aaron Lennon and Arouna Kone making way for Joel, Muhamed Besic and Gerard Deulofeu.
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      Manchester City substitutes: Hart, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernando, Navas, Sterling, Iheanacho.
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      Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Delph; Silva, Toure, De Bruyne; Aguero.
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      Everton substitutes: Howard, Jagielka, Galloway, Osman, Lennon, Mirallas, Kone.
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      Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Joel; Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Baines; Besic, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Cleverley; Lukaku.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening…
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      Where Everton have struggled at home, City have underperformed away, and the 2014 Capital One Cup champions head to Liverpool with just one win from their last six games away from the Etihad. After suffering a slight stumble in December the Sky Blues have looked better in recent weeks, but their def
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      It’s been a frustrating and topsy-turvy season thus far for Everton, who have impressed at times, particularly going forward, but sit in a disappointing 11th place in the Premier League due to their recurring defensive problems. Their struggles have largely manifested themselves here at Goodison Par
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      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg clash between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park.
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      And we're off! Everton get us underway, attacking from right to left.
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      After a patient start to the game from both sides, City try to muscle their way towards the edge of the Everton penalty area, with Toure and De Bruyne seeing the vast majority of the ball. Despite their best efforts they're unable to do so due to strong defending from Besic, who has started the even
    • 4'
      De Bruyne is fouled by Besic 30 yards away from the Everton goal, resulting in a free kick for City in a dangerous position. The Belgian's cross is headed out by Funes Mori, resulting in a corner that is flung into the middle of the box. It's just about able to find Mangala but the centre-back can't
    • 6'
      City, who have dominated possession thus far, work the ball around quickly before sending it out to Clichy on the left flank. The full-back immediately fires a low cross towards the penalty area, but Coleman is there to deflect it out for a throw-in. The aforementioned Frenchman sends it over to Agu
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      City patiently work the ball around near the halfway line before Otamendi decides to send a lofted pass over towards Aguero. The defender does well to meet the striker with his long-range effort, but the latter's run forward is slightly mistimed and, as a result, the linesman's flag is quickly raise
    • 10'
      Once again, Besic does well to protect his back four, this time by dispossessing Aguero as the Argentine was flying towards the Everton penalty area. The defensive midfielder then breaks away quickly before trying to pick out Barkley down the left wing, but his pass is overhit and ends up bouncing o
    • 12'
      Barry launches a lofted pass up to the edge of the City penalty area, where it finds Lukaku. The striker rises high to meet the ball before nodding it down to Barkley, but the midfielder is dispossessed by Fernandinho just as he's about to try and find the aforementioned Belgian with a poked pass fo
    • 13'
      There's an early worry for Everton as Barkley goes down on the edge of the City box after seemingly being caught by Fernandinho as the two battled for the ball. It looks as if he received a nasty clip to the back of his right foot which has left him in considerable discomfort.
    • 14'
      After receiving medical treatment for a few moments and trying it out on the touchline, Barkley looks to have recovered and comes back onto the pitch to rejoin the game.
    • 15'
      Straight from the restart, City embark on a quick and precise attacking move that takes them deep into the Everton penalty area, but it comes to a disappointing end at the vital moment when a poor pass from Delph sends the ball flying past Sagna and out for a throw-in on the right wing.
    • 17'
      Everton just can't seem to break out of their own half of the pitch. They're being pegged back by City, who are occupying incredibly advanced positions as they look to put the hosts under plenty of pressure. As a result, they are finding an increasing amount of joy whenever they break forward.
    • 19'
      Once again, City embark on a good move forward before letting themselves down with a poor touch at the last moment. This time it's Clichy who is the guilty player, as a delicately chipped pass from Silva ends up bouncing off the top of his foot and out for a throw-in.
    • 20'
      Everton are finally able to push forward and embark on an attacking of their own. Barry sends the ball out to Baines, who immediately whips a cross into the penalty area, but it can only find the head of Otamendi, resulting in the hosts' first corner of the day. The aforementioned left-back sends it
    • 22'
      The ball bounces aroung midway inside the City half of the pitch before being picked up by Baines, who skips past De Bruyne with ease before being clattered into by Fernandinho, resulting in a free kick for Everton in a dangerous position 30 yards away from goal. The left-back curls a beautiful ball
    • 24'
      Chance for Otamendi! City push forward down the right flank before earning themselves a corner, which is flung into a dangerous position inside the Everton box. It meets the aforementioned centre-back, who does well to rise high above Stones before sending a bullet header towards goal, but it ends u
    • 26'
      Now it's City who can't get out of their own half of the pitch! Everton keep coming back at City as they put the visitors under an incredible amount of pressure. Besic eventually finds Deulofeu with a well-placed pass out to the right flank, but the Spaniard's low cross is poor and can only find the
    • 28'
      Everton lose possession in the middle of the pitch, allowing City to break away quickly before Sagna fires a low cross off Baines and out for a corner. De Bruyne swings it into the Everton box but it's half cleared by Cleverley out to Aguero. The Argentine immediately unleashes a thumping shot from
    • 30'
      Great defending by Besic! Barry loses the ball midway inside the City half of the pitch, allowing the visitors to break away quickly through Toure. The big Ivorian charges forward on a marauding run as he heads to the edge of the penalty area, but the aforementioned Bosnian does wonderfully well to
    • 31'
      And now Otamendi pulls off a wonderful piece of defending! A lovely pass from Deulofeu splits the City defence in two before finding Lukaku inside the penalty area, but just as he's about to shoot the Argentine centre-back dives in front of the Belgian to stop him from doing so. The ball then bounce
    • 33'
      Silva twists and turns just outside of the Everton penalty area as he aims to try and find a way through the sea of compact and well-organised blue shirts camped in front of him. Under pressure from Besic, he ends up trying to test Joel with a long-range strike, but it's poorly hit and ends up flyin
    • 34'
      Everton's crossing thus far has left much to be desired, to say the least, and it's proving to be frustrating for Lukaku. This time it's Baines who gets himself into a good position before trying to find the Belgian striker, but his pass from the left flank ends up missing him entirely being bouncin
    • 36'
      Stones scores, but it's disallowed! Everton patiently work their way around inside the City half of the pitch, with Barkley playing an important role in the attacking move. The attacking midfielder is then clumsily tripped over by Fernandinho, resulting in a free kick for the hosts in a dangerous po
    • 38'
      City are looking incredibly nervous, which is allowing Everton to continue putting the pressure on their opponents. This time it's Toure who is caught in possession before cheaply giving away the ball, allowing Besic to launch a chipped cross over to Lukaku, but it's slightly overhit and fails to fi
    • 39'
      Once again, Besic breaks down a half-hearted City attack before breaking away on one of his own. He drifts out to the right flank and beats Fernandinho for pace before slipping a through-ball towards Coleman, but it's slightly mishit and misses the right-back before rolling out of play for a goal ki
    • 41'
      And now Lukaku scores only to be flagged offside! Deulofeu drifts inside from the right flank before taking on a sea of City players on the edge of the penalty area with his silky smooth skills. He then pokes a pass into the feet of the Belgian, but it's played slightly too late and, as a result, th
    • 43'
      Aguero goes close! The Argentine drifts into the left-hand side of the Everton penalty area before unleashing a thumping strike that forces Joel into making a strong diving save. The hosts' defence are unable to fully clear the danger, allowing the City striker to have another go on goal, but this t
    • 44'
      After spending the last 15 minutes or so on the back foot, City are finally able to rediscover the domination of possession that characterised the early part of their game. They move the ball around well before Fernandinho decides to try and test Joel from 25 yards out, but the Brazilian's strike is
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI M. Demichelis SO E. Mangala
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      SI L. Osman SO E. Mangala
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      Meanwhile, Osman has come on to replace Cleverley for Everton.
    • 46'
      City have made one change during the half-time break, with Mangala making way for Demichelis.
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      And we're underway once again!
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      Early chance for Lukaku! Deulofeu finds himself in space on the right flank and immediately curls a lovely cross into the middle of the City penalty area. It finds the aforementioned Belgian in a good position in front of goal but he's slightly offside and, as a result, the linesman's flag is raised
    • 49'
      Once again, Deulofeu does well to get down the right wing before linking up with Barry. The Spaniard receives the ball back from the midfielder before whipping a deep cross over to the far post, where it finds Osman, but the substitute is unable to beat Caballero at the near post with his nodded dow
    • 50'
      Lukaku goes close once again! Everton are all over City at the moment, and this time it's Osman who gets himself into a good position on the edge of the penalty area. He then fires a wonderfully-placed low shot towards the far post, but, despite his best efforts, the Belgian is unable to make contac
    • 51'
      Delph has been flying into challenges over the past few minutes, and a wild one on Besic in the build-up to the last Everton attacking move has resulted in the midfielder receiving a yellow card.
    • 53'
      After starting the second half firmly on the back foot, City are finally able to push forward on their first real attacking move since the end of the first period. It initially looks like a bright one but falls apart on the edge of the Everton box, where Deulofeu is easily able to win back possessio
    • 54'
      SI Jesús Navas SO E. Mangala
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      Pellegrini clearly isn't happy with what he's seeing at the moment, and he's taken off Delph and replaced him with Navas as City look to put more pressure on the Everton defence.
    • 56'
      Lovely play by Barkley! The midfielder picks up the ball in space just outside of the City penalty area and immediately skips past a sliding tackle from Toure, who is now occupying a more defensive role, before nutmegging Demichelis. His final touch is slightly overhit, however, and allows Caballero
    • 58'
      Toure is dispossessed deep inside the Everton half of the pitch, and the hosts immediately fly forward on a quick counter-attack through Lukaku, who is set up well by Besic. The Belgian charges forward before playing the ball out to Deulofeu on the right wing, but the Spaniard, under pressure from O
    • 60'
      The pace of the game has slowed down somewhat due to Everton taking their foot off the pedal slightly, but City are still struggling to find much joy whenever they push forward. Navas has added much-needed width to their play but, so far, the hosts are dealing well with everything that is being thro
    • 62'
      What a chance for Aguero! Baines is caught two-on-one on the right flank, allowing Navas to unleash a low cross that finds Silva. The Spaniard does well to hold the ball up before poking it back to the aforementioned Argentine striker, but somehow he ends up firing his close-range shot well wide of
    • 64'
      And now Fernandinho goes close! Aguero links up well with Silva before earning City a corner on the right flank. It's flung into the middle of the penalty area, where it finds the head of the Brazilian midfielder, but his downward nod ends up bouncing straight into the hands of Joel.
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      What a chance for Barkley to double Everton's lead! The midfielder flies down the left flank as he looks to latch onto a loose ball forward, and he's able to do so after poor decision-making from Otamendi results in the centre-back losing his footing at the vital moment. The Englishman then cuts ins
    • 68'
      SI K. Mirallas SO E. Mangala
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      Everton have made their second change of the game, with Mirallas coming on to replace Deulofeu.
    • 70'
      An incredibly dangerous bouncing cross from Baines ends up penetrating the middle of the City penalty area, where it's poked out of play by Demichelis for a corner, which is flung into a similar position but fails to trouble Caballero.
    • 71'
      Wonderful save by Joel! De Bruyne cuts inside from the left flank before playing a quick one-two with Aguero, who does well to tee up the Belgian, but the latter's curling strike from 25 yards out is tipped around the post by a fantastic diving stop from the aforementioned Spanish goalkeeper.
    • 72'
      Silva flies through the middle of the pitch before being tripped over by Besic, resulting in a free kick for City in a very dangerous position 30 yards away from the Everton goal. De Bruyne steps up and unleashes a thumping strike from the set-piece, but it fails to clear the wall and is deflected o
    • 74'
      Everton pile forward and put City under plenty of pressure, which forces Demichelis into making a poor mistake on the edge of the penalty area. The visitors are unable to fully clear the danger, allowing Baines to link up well with Osman before unleashing a low strike, but his effort on goal takes a
    • 75'
      Baines sends the resulting set-piece into the middle of the box, but it can only find Toure, who does well to rise high and clear the danger before the ball can find a blue shirt in front of goal.
    • 76'
      G Jesús Navas Assist E. Mangala
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      Aguero has had a frustrating evening due to his side's struggles, but he has been excellent over the past 20 minutes and fully deserves that assist. He brought the ball down wonderfully well before picking out Navas with an excellent through-ball.
    • 76'
      GOAL! City have equalised! After dealing with the danger from the corner, the visitors break away on an incredibly quick counter-attack. Fernandinho launches a lovely lofted pass forward that finds Aguero on the edge of the Everton penalty area, and he brings the ball down beautifully before spinnin
    • 78'
      G R. Lukaku Assist E. Mangala
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      That was an excellent cross from Barry, who picked out Lukaku with perfection after being left completely alone on the left wing.
    • 78'
      GOAL! Everton are back in front once again! The hosts immediately push forward from the restart and put City under plenty of pressure once again. The ball eventually finds Barry in acres of space on the left wing, and the midfielder then curls a beautiful cross into the middle of the box. It meets L
    • 80'
      City try to fight their way back into the game once again through Navas on the right wing, but the Spaniard, who initially gets himself into a good position just outside of the penalty area, ends up firing his cross-cum-shot well wide of its intended target.
    • 82'
      SI A. Koné SO E. Mangala
    • 82'
      Lukaku seems to have picked up a slight knock, and he receives a round of applause from the Everton fans as he hobbles off the pitch to be replaced by Kone for the final 10 minutes of the game.
    • 84'
      Aguero is clipped from behind by Osman, resulting in a free kick for City in a very dangerous position 30 yards away from the Everton goal. Toure steps up and shoots from the set-piece, but his strike is underhit and fails to beat the wall of blue shirts camped in front of him.
    • 86'
      Everton are put on the back foot by City, who are now desperately looking for a way back into the game. They are unable to do so, however, allowing the hosts to break forward through Besic. The young Bosnian is urged to shoot by the crowd, which he does, but his thumping strike is stopped well by Ca
    • 88'
      It's going to be a tough few minutes for Everton, who will now have to finish the game with 10 man after Coleman has hobbled off injured. The right-back didn't look to be moving at all comfortably and is forced to make his way off the pitch before going down the tunnel to receive medical treatment.
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.

    Line Up

    David Silva



    Carlo Ancelotti
    Josep Guardiola



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 5 4
    Yellow Cards 0 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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