Manchester City vs. Everton: Highlights and recap

Lynette Rowe
August 21, 2017

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss also said, "In that kind of level in the Premier League, the people who are 12, 13, 14 and play in the game, they are so, so important".

Manchester City play their second Premier League match of the season, at home against Everton in the opening game of the new campaign at the Etihad Stadium.

A very patient Manchester City side broke down newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion late to secure a 2-0 win in Week 1, while Everton, courtesy of a Wayne Rooney header, edge Stoke City 1-0 in their Premier League season opener.

Rooney has eased into his return to his boyhood club with a stunning goal against Stoke City last weekend, his strike earning the Toffees a 1-0 victory. "We would start the season with the squad that we would work with until the winter window".

The Dutchman has made two changes to his team, with Mason Holgate and Tom Davies coming into the fold, replacing summer signings Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez; the latter of which does not make the squad at all. Let us know in the comments section below. The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below. It was Pep Guardiola's heaviest ever defeat in league competition as a manager.

Walker played in the Brighton win last week but was missing in the Girona friendly on Tuesday
Walker played in the Brighton win last week but was missing in the Girona friendly on Tuesday

Manchester City are unbeaten in six Premier League home matches against Everton, winning three and drawing three.

Ramiro Funes Mori, James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie are all sidelined with knee injuries, whilst Seamus Coleman is nursing a knock to his leg.

Manchester City (3-5-2): Ederson; Stones, Kompany, Otamendi; Walker, de Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Danilo; Aguero, G. Jesus.

New signing Gylfi Sigurdsson could make his debut for the Toffees after arriving in a record move from Swansea, but it's most likely he will start from the bench.

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