English Champions, Manchester City, are back at the top of the Premier League, PL, table after a hard-fought but deserved 0-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
Two goals in either half from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus handed the Cityzens their first league double over the Toffees since the 2013/2014 campaign.
FULL-TIME | YESSSSS! We dig in deep for three precious points!
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 6, 2019
“We have to be happy,” Guardiola said moments after the game. “Four or five days ago we could have been seven points behind, It is a lesson to never give up.”
City went into tonight’s encounter well aware that a win would see them leapfrog longtime leaders, Liverpool, who were just three points ahead of the side managed by Pep Guardiola.
It was a keenly contested match, with the home side making their visitors work for their victory. However, at the end, despite all their gallant display, Guardiola’s men were efficient and deservedly sealed the win which has now taken them back to the top after they surrendered the position with a loss to Chelsea back in December 8, 2018.
With this victory, City have effectively blown wide open the title race while not only putting themselves back in contention but also rekindling their title defense.
City are now level on points with fellow title contenders, Liverpool, who have a game in hand, but leapfrog the Reds by virtue of their superior goal difference.
For Marco Silva’s side, another result goes against them, which sees them stay ninth on the log on 33points, level on points with Bournemouth.
Up next for Guardiola and his City side is a date in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday while Everton will take a trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford in the PL on Saturday..