Manchester City 0-0 Everton (13.01.2016) Live Commentary

90+4′
Both squads performances could be described as average. There have been only a few stirring situations and the fans probably expected more from this game. The hosts were superior today. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
90+4′
There will be no more action in this match because the referee has signalled that it has finished.
90+1′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps into the air and clears the ball away with a header.
90+1′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Manchester City get a corner.
90′
Fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
90′
What a chance that is! Romelu Lukaku (Everton) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side, and produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes well wide of the right post!
88′
Flag up against Arouna Kone (Everton). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
85′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player. Manchester City win a corner.
85′
David Silva (Manchester City) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted.
83′
Leighton Baines (Everton) swings the ball into the box from the corner kick but it’s a bit too strong and it goes out-of-play.
83′
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender. Good work from Everton as they win a corner.
82′
David Silva plays a lovely pass for Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), but he can’t find the target. His strike from inside the box goes narrowly over the crossbar.
80′
The defence clears the ball to safety after a dangerous cross from the corner, taken by David Silva (Manchester City).
80′
David Silva (Manchester City) connects with a pass but sees a shot from the edge of the box blocked. The referee blows his whistle, Manchester City are awarded a corner kick.
77′
Gael Clichy floats in a cross for Jesus Navas (Manchester City), whose header from near the penalty spot is really poor and goes well wide of the left post.
75′
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) didn’t beat the offside trap. The flag goes up and the referee blows his whistle.
75′
Leighton Baines (Everton) serves in a nice cross, but Joe Hart (Manchester City) punches the ball away.
74′
Manuel Pellegrini has decided to make a change. David Silva (Manchester City) replaces Kevin De Bruyne.
73′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots the ball towards the goal from a promising distance. His poor effort goes into the stands.
73′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) collects a brilliant pass inside the box and finds himself in a goal scoring opportunity. He takes a shot, but the effort is well blocked by one of the defending players.
71′
The referee gives a time for a substitution. Leon Osman will be replaced by Arouna Kone (Everton).
71′
Here is a change. Gerard Deulofeu is going off and Roberto Martinez gives the last tactical orders to Steven Pienaar (Everton).
70′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) receives a great pass inside the box and misses a golden chance. The goalkeeper pulls off a stunning save.
67′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) takes the ball, nicely zig-zags through the defence, but his low drive to the middle of the goal was perfectly denied by Tim Howard (Everton).
67′
Half-chance! Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) plays a pass into the box, but Tim Howard (Everton) reacts well to thwart the attack.
66′
The corner from Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is hurriedly cleared.
66′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. Manchester City forced their opponent to concede a corner.
66′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but fails to dummy him as his effort is thwarted.
65′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
65′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention. The ball goes out-of-play. Manchester City are awarded a corner kick.
62′
A cross following the corner kick finds its way to Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) inside the box and he manages to steer it to the middle of the target. He is about to start celebrating a goal, but Tim Howard comes with a save in the nick of time and denies the change of the score.
61′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is about to take a corner kick.
61′
What a goal-scoring opportunity! Yaya Toure (Manchester City) makes a good run into the box to collect a killer pass and slams the ball on goal, but the shot is blocked by the defender with an amazing slide tackle. Manchester City get a chance to score from a corner kick.
59′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is flagged for offside. It’s not his first one today.
57′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and averts the threat.
57′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety. The ball goes out for a corner. Manchester City can continue in their attacking effort.
56′
A brilliant individual effort! Jesus Navas (Manchester City) tricks his way past challenges into the box and drags his shot narrowly wide of the right post.
53′
The resulting corner from Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
53′
Jesus Navas (Manchester City) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players. Manchester City earn a corner.
53′
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
52′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. Manchester City force a corner. They send men into the box.
52′
John Stones (Everton) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
52′
The attendance is 53796.
51′
The game is interrupted now, John Stones (Everton) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
50′
What was Muhamed Besic (Everton) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
50′
Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
50′
Wow, what an escape. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. The assistant referee makes a right call and Everton will have a corner.
49′
Attempted cross from Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) is cleared.
46′
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
45′
Not the best game in the world so far but certainly not the worst either. Chances have been few. Neither team able to really control the flow of the game. The tactic of both sides is slow build-up play.
45′
Roger East has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
45′
Leon Osman (Everton) jumps into tackle, but Roger East blows his whistle for a foul.
42′
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
40′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
38′
Roger East interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Ross Barkley (Everton).
36′
Everton are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
31′
Leon Osman (Everton) comes close to scoring. He peels away from his marker and gets on the end of a cross from Romelu Lukaku, but he hits a shot just wide of the right post.
30′
Nicolas Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball towards the top of the net. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.
29′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) is heading toward the corner flag to execute the set piece.
29′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Corner kick. Manchester City will have an opportunity.
29′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man.
28′
Gareth Barry (Everton) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Roger East blows his whistle for a foul. Manchester City are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
25′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) takes the corner with a short pass.
25′
Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Manchester City.
23′
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
23′
Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) is trying to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat. Everton have been awarded a corner kick.
20′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) receives a precise pass inside the box and takes a shot that goes just wide of the left post.
19′
The resulting corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) is unsuccessful.
19′
Leon Osman (Everton) decided to shoot after receiving a sweet pass. The ball went low to the middle of the goal, but Joe Hart made a easy save. It will be a corner kick for Everton.
18′
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) attempts to score as he rises near the penalty spot and heads the ball to the middle of the goal. Tim Howard (Everton) pulls off a comfortable save to stop the ball from hitting the net.
14′
Fernando (Manchester City) brings his opponent down. Roger East has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul.
13′
Nicolas Hernan Otamendi (Manchester City) makes a harsh challenge and Roger East calls for a foul.
12′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) attempts to find one of his teammates with a cross from the resultant free kick. He fails to hit the ball properly and sends it off the pitch.
11′
Phil Jagielka (Everton) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Roger East blow the whistle. A free kick has been awarded to Manchester City.
10′
Leighton Baines (Everton) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
9′
CHANCE! Raheem Sterling finds Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) with a sweet pass, but he can’t find the target as his effort from inside the box goes just wide of the right post!
7′
The resulting corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) is cleared by the defence.
7′
The ball is cleared after Ross Barkley (Everton) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball goes out-of-play. Everton have been awarded a corner kick.
5′
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
5′
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Manchester City are going to take it.
3′
Everton seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by offensive players allows those more defensive to build up the attack.
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The match has just begun.
The players are on the pitch and Manchester City will have the kick-off.
Both teams starting lineups are available now, so you can have a look at them.
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Roger East will referee today’s match.
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