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Yaya Toure
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Manuel Pellegrini takes his men to Goodison Park as Manchester City take on Everton in the weekend Premier League clash on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm BST.


Everton come into this game after suffering a defeat against Southampton in the last league fixture. Two first half own goals at home, the first one from Antolín Alcaraz, followed by another from Seamus Coleman saw the Saints seal all three points from Goodison Park.

The result has seen Roberto Martinez's side suffer two defeats in their last three games. This has dented their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. The Toffees sit fifth in the league table with 69 points from 36 games.

Eden Dzeko
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Meanwhile, City enter this crucial fixture after registering a comfortable victory over Crystal Palace away from home. The match saw the Citizens' star midfielder Yaya Toure return from injury. The former Barcelona man assisted Edin Dzeko for City's first goal, before finding himself on the score sheet for their second.

The result has seen City sit third in the table, managing 77 points from 35 games. Pellegrini's side trail league leaders Liverpool by three points, but they still have a game in hand. A victory over Everton on Saturday would see City go on top of the table, if Chelsea fail to win their tie against Norwich City.

What Managers Say

Roberto Martinez: "I don't think there is any doubt about the integrity of our football club towards the league and towards the competition. We are a football club that wants to win every single game we go in to and we are looking at ourselves."

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think the past is the past. We are in the present. I hope we can win it. I think that Everton at any stage of the season will be a very difficult team. Roberto (Martinez, the Everton manager) is doing a very good job, the same way he did before at Wigan. We are sure that we are going to have a very tough game there."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W L W W
  • Last Result: Southampton 2-0 Everton

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L W
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

Team News

Ross Barkley
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  • Injured: Barry (ineligible), Darron Gibson (knee), Steven Pienaar (knee), Kevin Mirallas (groin), Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Arouna Kone (knee), Lacina Traore (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Phil Jagielka (hamstring), Sylvain Distin (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines; Naismith, McCarthy, Osman, Deulofeu; Barkley; Lukaku

Manchester City

  • Injured: Matija Nastasic (knee), Jesus Navas (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy; Touré, Fernandinho; Silva, Agüero, Nasri; Dzeko