After failing to secure the three points in his last 3 games against the toffee’s, Pep Guardiola must have had a good feeling early on about this one as Leroy Sane gave his side the lead in the 4th minute, volleying home David Silva’s excellent cross. As the first half became one way traffic for the visitors, it wasn’t long before they doubled their lead, this time from the head of Gabriel Jesus, who latched on to a Kevin De Bruyne cross in the 12th minute.
After that Everton’s defence did wake up slightly and managed to keep the City attack at bay until shortly before the break, when Raheem Sterling but the game to bed with City’s third of the afternoon finishing off yet another Silva assist.
In the second half the visitors did seem to step off the accelerator as they possible looked ahead to their mid-week champions league clash with Liverpool or their derby game next weekend, which allowed Everton to find the net for a consolation goal just after the hour mark.
Yannick Bolasie smashing the ball in via the post from 20 yards out, but other than that it was a day to forget for Sam Allardyce and the Everton supporters.
With the Title all but gone to Manchester City, their nearest rivals Manchester United kept up their very slim chances of being crowned champions with a 2-0 win over Swansea City at old Trafford on Saturday. Two goals in the opening quarter set united on course as they look to at least consolidate 2nd spot.
Romelu Lukaku gave the home side the lead in the 5th minute with his 100th premier league goal, collecting a Alexis Sanchez pass, before his shot found the back of the net via a deflection. With the home side in complete control their doubled their lead in the 20th minute, Sanchez sending a sweet shot into the back of the night for only his second goal in United goals.
The visitors did improve slightly after the break and had their chances as David de Gea was called upon twice to deny Tammy Abraham, but the result was never in doubt as United opened up a 2 point gap over Liverpool in third spot, while Swansea remain 3 points clear of the relegation zone as they drop down to 15th spot.