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March 16, 2013 6:15 PM IST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 36519‎
 
32′ Leon Osman
 
90+4′ Nikica Jelavic
 

Everton-Manchester City Preview: Toffees hope to continue fine home record against champions

The hosts have won their last three games against the Blues at Goodison Park but come into this match on the back of a 3-0 FA Cup loss to Wigan and desperate to regain their form

By Chris Teale

FA Cup - Manchester City v Barnsley, David Silva and Carlos Tevez
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON
Everton
Mucha
Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines

Coleman, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar
Mirallas, Jelavic

MANCHESTER CITY
  Manchester City
Hart
Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy

Garcia, Barry
Milner, Y Toure, Silva
Tevez


Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard (back) is still unavailable, with Jan Mucha expected to continue to deputise.

Phil Jagielka (ankle) is David Moyes' only other concern as he nears fitness and may make the substitutes' bench for this game. Tony Hibbert remains the Toffees’ only long-term injury absentee after undergoing a calf operation.

For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero (knee) and Vincent Kompany (calf) have had recent injury problems but are in with a chance of featuring.

Both Micah Richards (knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) remain sidelined, but may make a return before the end of the month. However, beyond these concerns, manager Roberto Mancini has no new worries ahead of this game.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton have won just two of their last seven games in all competitions, including their 3-0 FA Cup quarter-final loss to Wigan last time out.
  • The Toffees have won their last three games at home to Roberto Mancini's side.
  • Manchester City have won their last four games in all competitions, including twice in the FA Cup, since their embarrassing defeat away to Southampton in early February.
  • Joleon Lescott spent four years at Goodison Park but left for £24 million in 2009 to join the current Premier League champions.
  • In their last four games, despite missing defensive lnchpin Vincent Kompany through injury, City have not conceded a single goal.
  • The side's previous meeting this term ended in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium after Marouane Fellaini’s goal was cancelled out by a Carlos Tevez penalty.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
4John HeitingaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
23Seamus ColemanDefender
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
11Kevin MirallasStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
42Mason SpringthorpeGoalkeeper
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
34Shane DuffyDefender
18Phil NevilleDefender
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
14Javi GarcíaMidfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
10Edin DzekoStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
6Joleon LescottDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
8Samir NasriMidfielder
62Abdul RazakMidfielder
64Marcos LopesMidfielder
21Scott Sinclair Midfielder
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0