Man City 3-0 Everton: Rodri scores stunner as his side cruise past passive Toffees

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Man City were in complete control throughout as they eased past Everton 3-0 at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the first-half, before Rodri and Bernardo Silva added to the scoreline after the break.

Pep Guardiola’s side face PSG at home in the Champions League in midweek, and go into that on top form.

Everton’s gameplan took a hit after 17 minutes, when Demarai Gray was forced off with injury.

City thought they had a penalty later in the half, as the referee pointed to the spot after Michael Keane challenged Sterling.

Replays showed there was minimal contact and it may have been outside the box anyway, and the decision was overturned.

The hosts got their goal on the verge of half-time though, and Sterling provided it.

Joao Cancelo produced an exquisite ball with the outside of his foot, and the Englishman finished past Pickford on the half-volley.

Everton were braver after the break as they looked to get back in, but hopes of a comeback were ended after 55 minutes.

Rodri hammered a first-time effort into the corner from 30 yards, and City were in complete control.

Sterling should have added his second late in the match, before Silva sealed the win with a composed finish after Palmer’s shot was deflected.

It leaves City just three points behind Chelsea in the table, and they go into a big week full of confidence.

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