De Bruyne injuries could be a blessing for City, says Guardiola


Silva felt the game could have been different if that opportunity had flown in and was equally miffed that Theo Walcott and Calvert-Lewin were also wasteful in the second half.

Everton's remaining December fixtures include defending champions Manchester City, who will be looking to overtake Everton's arch-rivals Liverpool, as well as Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sergio Aguero has no pain following an injury to his groin, according to manager Pep Guardiola.

As the minutes ticked down, Guardiola eventually told the midfielder to sit back on and he wouldn't be coming on. The opening goal was courtesy of careless play from the visitors rather than City's usual creativity. "Young players still they can improve and that is the only way to move forward".

"He gives me the licence to express myself and that allows me to feel free". Jesus lashed home what he thought was his second but he was flagged for offside.

DF Kyle Walker, 6 - It's rare he comes up against someone who can match his pace. "It's better to start step by step".

3:26                                            Pep Guardiola is pleased with the way Manchester City have responded to their defeat to Chelsea with a 3-1 win over Eve
3:26 Pep Guardiola is pleased with the way Manchester City have responded to their defeat to Chelsea with a 3-1 win over Eve

DF Nicolas Otamendi, 7 - Had a battle against the physicality of Richarlison and covering against the pace of Bernard and coped well.

Lookman disclosed as much while throwing light on the impact Silva has made with the club in the unfolding season.

MF Bernardo Silva, 6 - A couple of threatening runs at the heart of the Everton defence but not quite the same impact he's been making in recent weeks.

He suffered ligament damage to his right knee in August and although he returned in October, he then injured his left knee during his side's League Cup win over Fulham on November 1.

In my opinion, when you are a really good football player - and he is - when you are a really focused player - and he is - it is easy to understand [why Digne has swiftly adapted to Premier League football]. It is because the players in that position are playing very well. It is important for Raheem to score goals.

It was a formation that appeared to be working well in the early stages, with City dominant in possession but largely kept at bay until a couple of mistakes by the Blues presented the hosts with their first clear openings after Fernandinho had fired one effort well over in the 19th minute.

Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!
If you're planning to go outside and watch, factor in a window of about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. The Geminid meteor shower will grace skies tonight as hundreds of bright meteors fly from rock asteroid 3200 Phaethon .