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  • Everton 2-0 Manchester City: Pienaar great free-kick

    Everton managed to carve the first defeat to Manchester City under the care of Roberto Mancini with the score 2-0. The second goal of the Toffees born dead ball.

    Playing at home, Goodison Park Stadium, Saturday (16/1/2010) , Everton did show a stronger performance than the guest.

    The result, Steven Pienaar great free kick on 36 minutes and Louis Saha penalty in the end of the first round Raihan ensuring the team three points for David Moyes is nurturing.

    As for City, this defeat was the first since Mancini take over as manager. Premiership action in three under the previous Mancini, The Citizens always win.

    The game
    City actually started the game well enough. The proof, in the tenth minute, Martin Petrov was threatened with the Everton goal kick, but goalkeeper Tim Howard to keep his goal swiftly.

    Everton picked his first opportunity in the 28th minute. At that time, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov firing a half volley into the City goal and goalkeeper Shay Given punch the ball into the air.

    Prime goal finally born on 37 minutes. Pablo Zabaleta from violations of Saha, Pienaar executed free kick from outside the box a penalty goal tore Given.

    In the first half injury time, Everton could double the advantage. Micah Richards took the clothes Saha in the box and a penalty was forbidden dropped. Saha who executes a kick that brought the Toffees 2-0 lead into the locker room.

    In the second half, City continued to pursue but the Everton game was solid overdo. In fact, in the 78th minute, a header from Marouane Fellaini forced Given dismissed ball so hard so as not to be scored.

    Entering the 80th minute, Everton came close to adding a 3-0 victory. Leighton Baines cross headlong Tim Cahill, but the goals did not happen because although Given had no power, ball confront crossbar.

    Until the referee blew the long whistle signaled the end game, 2-0 position for Everton survive.

    Everton: Howard Neville, Distin (Coleman 70), Heitinga, Baines; Fellaini, Pienaar; Bilyaletdinov, Donovan (Baxter 90); Saha (Vaughan 85), Cahill

    City: Given; Zabaleta, Kompany, Richards, Garrido; Petrov (Benjani 46), De Jong, Barry, Bellamy; Santa Cruz (9 Robinho, Wright-Phillips 61), Tevez


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