Manchester City are back on top of the English Premier League following their two nil win over Everton in the English Premier League.
A goal in each half by defender Aymeric Laporte and forward Gabriel Jesus were enough to give City all the three points as the hunt for the English Premier League title intensified.
City have sixty two points, same with Liverpool who have a game in hand. However, the Reds could go on top of the league with a win over Bournemouth on Saturday, twenty four hours before City take on Chelsea in a mouth watering clash at the Etihad.
Job done. In different circumstances, Manchester City’s performance might have raised the odd eyebrow. They can certainly play better and did so as recently as Sunday. But some nights are about the result, and the result alone. Nights like this one, when three points restored City to the top of the table. How they got there is immaterial; which is probably just as well.
December 15, 2018, was the last day that ended with Manchester City in first place, so the timing is important, too. Liverpool have had it their way for the best part of two months, but no more. By defeating Everton, City overhauled them on goal difference and it may well be nip and tuck like this for the rest of the season.