Man City close the gap to three points at the top of the Premier League table.
Manchester City have closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to just three points after the Blues were beaten at Newcastle earlier today, but their 1-0 win over Everton at the Etihad Stadium this evening was marred by a potential serious injured suffered by in form striker Sergio Aguero, who left the pitch in tears after just three minutes.
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The extent of Aguero’s injured is not yet known, but things do not look good for the Argentine – he was replaced by young Spaniard Jose Pozo and, for most of the first half, both teams appeared to be playing as if the injury suffered by Aguero was still very much in the forefront of their minds.
City’s goal, however, did come during the first period – and out of nothing as Phil Jagielka conceded an extremely controversial penalty after clipping James Milner in the box. Milner was going away from goal and didn’t even appeal for the penalty, but referee Andre Marriner saw a small amount of contact and pointed to the spot, with Yaya Toure stepping up to slam the ball into the bottom corner:
With the energetic but inexperienced Pozo leading the line, City were clearly lacking something from the side that decimated Southampton and Sunderland in the space of a few days – although Yaya Toure is back in form and was the best player on the pitch for long periods.
The second half was largely eventless, although Tim Howard did save well from Samir Nasri, whilst Joe Hart had to be alert to claw away an effort from the otherwise quiet Romelu Lukaku. City saw things through relatively comfortably, however, and are threatening to really make this a title race.