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December 1, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 47386‎
 
43′ (PG) Carlos Tévez
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-1 Everton

Roberto Mancini's side lacked ideas and couldn't fully capitalise on Chelsea's defeat as Carlos Tevez's penalty cancelled out Marouane Fellaini's opening goal for the visitors

By Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

  • Joe Hart
    23
    6
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    A more assured performance from England's No.1 and almost miraculously kept Everton's goal out. Did nearly let a Jelavic free kick slip through his grasp.

  • Maicon
    15
    14
    3.00

    Maicon

    An attack-minded right-back, but Maicon was ponderous on the ball at times.

  • Vincent Kompany
    38
    6
    3.50

    Vincent Kompany

    Forever taking responsibility at the back and his reading of the game frequently sent City on their way.

  • Joleon Lescott
    11
    21
    2.50

    Joleon Lescott

    Brought in against his old side and found it hard to get to grips with Jelavic's movement.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    20
    7

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Recalled at left-back, but injury meant he lasted just five minutes and was replaced by Zabaleta.

  • Samir Nasri
    11
    52
    2.00

    Samir Nasri Flop of the Match

    Non-existent. Struggled to get involved and a surprise that he wasn't hauled off.

  • Gareth Barry
    13
    19
    3.00

    Gareth Barry

    Preferred to Javi Garcia and did the basics right without impacting further forward.

  • David Silva
    35
    9
    3.50

    David Silva

    The bright spark of a dour opening 40 minutes, but wasn't offered any movement in front of him, despite threatening.

  • Yaya Touré
    11
    30
    2.50

    Yaya Touré

    Again something missing; City cry out for the Toure surging drives from midfield of last season.

  • Edin Dzeko
    58
    39
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Is he capable of starting a fixture? Manchester City fans don't seem to think so, booing that Tevez was replaced by Sergio Aguero rather than the Bosnian.

  • Carlos Tévez
    36
    27
    3.50

    Carlos Tévez

    Took his penalty coolly but was allowed very little room to play by Distin and Jagielka.

Substitutions

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    31
    7
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    An early substitute for the injured Kolarov, the Argentine is the best full-back at the club and it showed.

  • Sergio Agüero
    24
    25
    3.00

    Sergio Agüero

    Wasn't provided with any sort of service when he came off the bench.

  • Mario Balotelli
    36
    21

    Mario Balotelli

    Should have been brought on earlier; looked to have the jink needed to unlock the away defence.

  • Tim Howard
    14
    3
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Poleaxed earlier in the game by Edin Dzeko but an ever-reliable last line of defence for the Toffees.

  • Tony Hibbert
    8
    2
    3.00

    Tony Hibbert

    With City's attacking players roaming, Hibbert had to hold his position and wait for David Silva. Did so with minimal fuss.

  • Leighton Baines
    14
    2
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Crossing was unusually poor but still provided the ball in for the opening goal and poses a threat from dead balls.

  • Phil Jagielka
    9
    3
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Stood tall about Dzeko in a real physical battle. Gave the ball away on a couple of occasions but wasn't punished.

  • Sylvain Distin
    10
    3
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Miscued a clearance and allowed Tevez in behind early in the second half but recovered well - summing up his afternoon.

  • Darron Gibson
    14
    3
    3.00

    Darron Gibson

    Showed some wonderful touches early on, but was bogged down in trying to track City runners for the majority.

  • Leon Osman
    13
    3
    3.50

    Leon Osman

    Always busy and always sensible, Osman is ever-dependable and provides a crucial shield away from Goodison Park.

  • Steven Pienaar
    9
    4
    3.00

    Steven Pienaar

    Difficult role in that he had responsibility to support Jelavic but watch City's right-hand side as well. The defensive side of his game will have pleased Moyes.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    74
    2
    3.50

    Marouane Fellaini Top of the Match

    Gets through a lot of unseen work in the middle third of the pitch, scored the opening goal and carries Everton through tricky patches.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    23
    8
    3.50

    Nikica Jelavic

    Plenty of strikers find leading the line on their own an arduous task, but Jelavic holds off two defenders and still manages to hold a goal threat.

  • Steven Naismith
    3
    9
    2.50

    Steven Naismith

    Allowed Zabaleta to get the beating of him too often and failed to back Tony Hibbert up.

Substitutions

  • John Heitinga
    4
    4

    John Heitinga

    Injury-time substitute.

  • Bryan Oviedo
    8
    3
    3.00

    Bryan Oviedo

    Moyes sensed victory with 20 to play, but Oviedo couldn't quite conjure an opportunity.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
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 Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0