By Alan Duffy
Everton 2-3 Manchester City – Premier League – 3rd May 2014
Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League after securing a precious and hard-fought win at Goodison Park in Saturday’s late game. The Citizens had to come from behind, however, after Ross Barkley scored a superb curling effort early on. Sergio Aguero, so often the Citizens’ hero, levelled scores on 22 minutes before the Argentine hitman was forced off with a groin injury.
A goal either side of half-time from edin Dzeko put the Citizens in the driving seat but the Toffees, eager to catch Arsenal in the race for fourth place, fought back with Romelu Lukaku making it 3-2. However, Manuel Pellegrini’s side held on to leapfrog Liverpool into first place in the table.
With home games against Aston Villa and West Ham left for the Citizens, a second Premier League title now looks highly likely. As for Everton, they now can’t pinch a Champions League spot although overall it has been a fine first season in charge at Goodison for Roberto Martinez.