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May 7, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 37351‎
 
72′ Leon Osman
 

Premier League preview: Everton - Manchester City

Roberto Mancini's side is on the brink of Champions League football, and will be looking to overcome a Toffees side against which it has a terrible record in recent years

By Jonathan Birchall

UEFA Cup: David Moyes, Standard Liege v Everton (PA)


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Osman, Neville, Rodwell, Arteta; Cahill; Beckford.

Little has changed on the injury front for Everton following last week's disappointing 1-1 draw away to Wigan Athletic, though David Moyes may be tempted to replace Victor Anichebe with Jermaine Beckford having seen the Nigerian international disappoint at the DW Stadium.

Marouane Fellaini and Louis Saha (both ankle) are certainties to miss out through injury and it may just be too soon for John Heitinga, who is looking to overcome hamstring trouble.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov; De Jong, Barry, Toure; Johnson, Balotelli, Silva.

The visitors are likely to continue with the same team that has seen an upsurge in form at Eastlands in recent weeks, as they look to continue their recent performances without their sidelined talisman Carlos Tevez (hamstring).

Germany international Jerome Boateng (knee) is still out with injury, as is Micah Richards (hamstring) who is unlikely to feature again this season.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton has picked up six wins in its last seven Premier League games against these opponents.
  • David Moyes' side has scored in all but two of its last 14 games against the Eastlands outfit.
  • The Toffees have only let in five goals in the last 15 minutes of their games in the league this season.
  • This fixture has only yielded one draw in the league since 2003.
  • Manchester City has the joint highest amount of clean sheets in the league this season with 15, and has played a game less than fellow leaders Manchester United and Chelsea.
  • A win for City at Goodison Park would leave both sides having beaten the other 63 times in all competitions.
  • The visitors have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League, having picked up 70 yellow cards and five red cards.
  • Roberto Mancini's men have only picked up four points from a possible 18 in their last six away fixtures in the Premier League.
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15Sylvain DistinDefender
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4John HeitingaDefender
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18Phil NevilleDefender
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