Manchester City defeat Everton 3-1, for a match report on the game simply click here

Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City team, under pressure to produce results after two consecutive defeats, welcome Everton to the Etihad stadium.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 12:45pm BST. Live coverage is on BT Sport1. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm.


After his team's resounding 4-1 victory against Manchester United, Pellegrini could be forgiven for thinking his team are beginning to gel. The result against United was followed by last weekend's 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa. To make matters worse, City played reigning European champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The English side were second best. Bayern enjoyed most of the possession, the majority of the chances and won 3-1 in a score line that flatters Pellegrini. Apart from the last ten minutes, the German champions looked a cut above their opponents. With the owners having invested large sums of money in the club in order to compete with Europe's best clubs, the result drove home how far below that standard City lie.

Leighton Baines

Everton, who, like City, have a new manager in Roberto Martinez, have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season. The Toffees are fourth in the table, just three points behind leaders Arsenal. They are the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League and have defeated Chelsea already.

The Merseyside club has an impressive recent record against their opponents, having won nine of the last 12 meetings between the clubs. City have won only twice. In their last five visits to Eastlands, Everton have achieved three wins and a draw. Needless to say, Martinez's team will be confident of getting a result in the game.

What the Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "I will decide tomorrow [Saturday] if he starts. Joe knows he must improve the way he is playing.Costel Pantilimon is a very good goalkeeper also," he continued. "He has the right to play. He is working hard and I am absolutely sure, whether it is tomorrow or another game and Pantilimon plays, he will do well."

Roberto Martinez: "You need to be able to be yourself and that will be important at City. If you think you just need to defend well and defend for 90 minutes, it's impossible to do that. We'll have to be perfect defensively and have to carry a threat so it's one of those performances that you need to concentrate on yourself more than the opposition."

Team Form

Manchester City

Last Five (all competitions, most recent first):L L W W D

Last Game: Manchester CIty 1-3 Bayern Munich


Last Five (all competitions, most recent first):W L W W D

Last Game: Everton 3-2 Newcastle United

Team News

Vincent Kompany

Manchester City

Injured: Jack Rodwell (muscle strain), Martin Demichelis (knee injury)

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; Nasri, Silva, Aguero; Negredo


Injured: Steven Pienaar (knee), Antolin Alcaraz (groin), Gareth Barry (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Kevin Mirallas (ankle)

Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Gibson; Barkley, Osman, Jelavic, Lukaku