With the football world focused on events across Manchester on Sunday as Man United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester City have done little to see the Everton team still grieve over injuries to key players.
Pep Guardiola was also absent from Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian was tested for coronavirus and injured Jack Grealish, but he still had a lot to offer for the Toffees. Sterling was denied a penalty during the first half with a VAR review after referee Stuart Attwell first pointed out the spot where Michael Keane would be heading.
The England international did not wait long to hit the net in his 300th Premier League game as he turned Joao Cancelo a spectacular ball off the outside of his right foot to score his 98th goal in the English Premier League. Without the presence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin before, Everton were rarely a threat.
Rafael Benitez’s men have now taken just two points in the Last 18 they were given in the Premier League to drop to the bottom of the table with just six points in the relegation zone. Rodri’s amazing long drive from the top corner 10 minutes into the break ended the game as a tournament.
Manchester City have been content with a half-hour one-on-one match in Wednesday’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. Sterling was supposed to drive home for the second time this afternoon holding Riyad Mahrez’s ball but was turned down by his overseas team-mate Jordan Pickford as he tried to get around the goalkeeper.
Manchester City scored their third goal five minutes into the season with Silva following after Cole Palmer’s shot was blocked.