Man City vs. Everton final score,highlights and result as Haaland double sets Guardiola’s men top of Premier League

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER — Erling Haaland’s excellent second-half brace gave Manchester City a hard-fought 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.

The result, at least briefly with Liverpool in action against Burnley later today, sent Pep Guardiola’s champions back to the top of the table for the first time since November.

These were also Haaland’s first goals since November, following two months out with a foot injury. He’s now back out in front in the Premier League Golden Boot race with 16 top-flight goals in 2023/24.

City had to be patient against a resolute Everton defence that prevented them from having a shot on target until the 71st minute.

Man City vs Everton final score

  Fulltime Goalscorers
Man City 2 Haaland ’71, ’85
Everton 0  


Man City (4-1-4-1, right to left): 31. Ederson (GK) — 25. Manuel Akanji (2. Kyle Walker), 3. Ruben Dias, 5. John Stones, 6. Nathan Ake — 16. Rodri — 47. Phil Foden, 27. Matheus Nunes (17. Kevin De Bruyne), 19. Julian Alvarez (20. Bernardo Silva), 11. Jeremy Doku (10. Jack Grealish) — 9. Erling Haaland.

Everton (4-4-1-1 right to left): 1. Jordan Pickford (GK) — 22. Ben Godfrey (23. Seamus Coleman), 6. James Tarkowski, 32. Jarrad Branthwaite, 19. Vitaliy Mykolenko — 18. Ashley Young (8. Amadou Onana), 27. Idrissa Gueye (28. Youssef Chermiti), 37. James Garner, 7. Dwight McNeil (61. Lewis Dobbin) — 11. Jack Harrison — 9. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (14. Beto)

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That was when a left-wing corner broke to Haaland, who clattered a venomous right-footed shot into the roof of the net via a touch from England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

On Super Bowl weekend, Haaland produced another moment of violent and effective muscularity five minutes from time when he was played in by substitute Kevin De Bruyne, deposited the otherwise excellent Jarrad Branthwaite onto the turf and slotted home.

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Fulltime: Walker plays a ball over the top for De Bruyne. Pickford doesn’t know whether to stick or twist and leaves himself in no-man’s land. De Bruyne lofts onto the roof of the net. And that’s it. Everton were resolute, if lacking in attacking threat, but their future will be decided against lesser opponents. They made City look far less than the sum of their parts for 70 minutes. Then Erling Haaland happened. And boy did he happen. If today has sparked something, then let’s offer thoughts and prayers to defences across England and Europe. City are back top, momentarily at least, before Liverpool play Burnley. Thanks for joining us today.

90th minute+5: Haaland is named man of the match inside the ground. Not an especially surprising development.

90th minute: Beto thumps past Ederson at the near post. There’ll be 10 added minutes. I’m not sure I understand.

85th minuteGOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!

That should wrap it up. Everton’s problems begin when they give the ball away deep in the City half. Ake finds De Bruyne, who suddenly has Haaland and wide open space to play with. He likes that equation. Haaland still has plenty to do and does it unceremoniously. Branthwaite has been a worthy adversary all day but he deposits him onto the turf, Jonah Lomu style, and slides a finish beyond Pickford.

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81st minute: Beto in on goal. He’s surely offside? Shoots wide. Now the flag goes up. Everyone enjoys the spectacle.

80th minute: Doku runs the ball out of play when he really could have retained it. Guardiola has a prolonged and anguished conversation with himself.

79th minute: McNeil with a chance to shoot from the edge of the box as he likes to. Rodri gets in the way. Everton’s brief spell of pressure comes to an end as Haaland suckers Branthwaite into a foul. Smart centre-forward play.

77th minute: A third change for City as Alvarez makes way for Silva. Double sub for Everton, with Onana and Beto on for Young and Calvert-Lewin.

76th minute: Haaland on the turn. Blocked this time. Confidence coursing through the big man now. 

75th minute: Walker pings a crossfield ball to make Coleman sweat under pressure from Doku. He deals with it manfully. No right-backs union here.

71st minuteGOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!!

Pinball in the Everton box from a City corner. Haaland has peeled away to the back post. It’s on his weaker right foot but nevermind. He absolutely thunders the ball on the bounce. Pickford gets a hand to it but can’t stop it going in. He’s arguably done well not to lose his arm.

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68th minute: Change for Rodri on the edge of the box but he snatches at it and clatters over. Pickford has still not faced a shot on target. McNeil wants some treatment after a firm but fair challenge from Stones.

66th minute: Walker has been responsible for some of the change in feel, but lamping a cross well out of play isn’t doing anyone in sky blue any favours. Everton gleefully take the opportunity to disrupt City’s rhythm. Now Tarkowski makes the most of a challenge from De Bruyne. Tempers are getting frayed.

62nd minute: Haaland comes outside the box, pops it off to Doku and gets the return pass. His low cross is a beauty and McNeil clears behind. Everton deal with the subsequent danger but the pressure is definitely mounting.

56th minute: Walker comes on for Akanji, ending a difficult afternoon for the Switzerland international. De Bruyne is on for Nunes and the crowd give their hero a rousing welcome.

55th minute: Coleman is on for Godfrey as De Bruyne and Walker get their final instructions. Haaland shoves Branthwaite over and that’s obviously a free-kick.

53rd minute: Gueye fouls Foden and goes into the book. Before City take their free-kick, Godfrey looks like’s he’s in bother and gets some treatment. De Bruyne and Walker are coming on for City.

51st minute: Doku gets into the area. Excellent clearances from Branthwaite. Would have been easy to divert that towards his own goal but that was cool as anything from the Everton centre-back. 

50th minute: Nunes buys a foul, with Mykolenko the obliging cashier. Guardiola is on the pitch making elaborate, instructive hand gestures.

49th minute: Alvarez takes aim from 25 yards. He’s good from here. Much better than that – sliced high and wide.

48th minute: Tarkowski blocks a Doku cross, heads the ball straight up into the air. His performing seal act is stopped by a foul from Alvarez. Didn’t really look like a foul. Might have been if it had been a challenge on an actual seal. I digress.

46th minute: We’re back underway. No changes for either side, but De Bruyne, Silva and Walker are all warming up.

Halftime: Alvarez and Foden make an absolutely royal nonsense of an attempted short corner and that’s that. Everton deservedly level after a half of few chances. See you after the break.

45th minute+3: Haaland gets up highest, Akanji’s shot is blocked heroically by Tarkowski. We’re checking for handball but that’s hit his bicep close to his body and the check is complete. A Foden shot skids through a crowd of bodies. Another corner.

45th minute+2: A probing passage of play from City sees Stones win a corner.

45th minute: Howls of frustration around the Etihad Stadium. Alvarez picks Tarkowski’s pocked but his pass for Haaland is too close to Pickford, who is able to mop up relatively easily. There’ll be three additional minutes, which is pretty much all made up by Ederson’s spell of treatment earlier on.

44rd minute: Foden thumps it to the back post and Akanji can’t divert goalwards.

43rd minute: Foden’s feet are far too quick for Mykolenko and City have a free-kick on the right-hand corner of the box. Foden and Alvarez over it.

39th minute: Nunes sends a pass rolling out of play inside his own half. The head of steam City appeared to be building up, Everton are having a fairly comfortable time of things as their opponents do quite a lot of un-City things.

37th minute: Dias blocks a Calvert-Lewin header. The bouncing ball falls for Harrison. He spies the top corner but probably puts his shot closer to the Asda car park over the road.

36th minute: Foden plays in Nunes, another little link-up that’s starting to work. Pickford darts out, realises he’s run out of penalty area and clears with his knee. Now McNeil attacks down the City right but his cross is out of Calvert-Lewin’s reach.

33rd minute: Doku scoots past Godfrey. It looks like he might have his measure. The low cross is off target, cleared as far as Rodri and Nunes has another cross intercepted.

32nd minute: Ake with a thundering tackle on Calvert-Lewin to get Guardiola’s side back on the front foot. The Dutchman now crosses, Pickford misses it. Everton half clear before Foden’s shot is…yep, you guessed it… blocked.

31st minute: No joy from the host as Doku shuffles and has a shot blocked. 

30th minute: Lovely piece of skill from Alvarez to flick the ball over Young’s head. Then he gives the ball away. City’s half in a nutshell. They have it back though and Foden slides in an underlapping Nunes to win a corner on the right.

27th minute: Doku starting to purr now. He stands up a cross for Haaland, who can’t keep his header down.

26th minute: It’s been a fun physical battle between Dias and Calvert-Lewin so far. The Everton man bundles his way into a free-kick this time but there’s nothing doing from McNeil’s delivery from deep on the right.

25th minute: Godfrey over-commits and Doku gets goal side of him. Branthwaite makes an excellent clearance with Alvarez poised to convert. 

24th minute: Instinctive touch through by Alvarez to Haaland but he’s crowded out by three Everton bodies. At the other end, Akanji cuts out a through ball with Calvert-Lewin lurking.

22nd minute: Godfrey and Young double up on Doku to see off some danger. Everything going on in front of Everton right now and they’ll be very happy with that. Foden cuts in and lets fly but again there a salmon pink body in the way (fetching Everton kit, this one).

19th minute: Haaland turns on halfway to get City moving. Alvarez has a shot blocked by McNeil, his team’s first of the match. Doku telegraphs his intentions to be thwarted by the same outcome.

15th minute: Akanji concedes possession again. Calvert Lewin runs towards the home defence. He chips a fairly tame shot wide when he had McNeil on the charge to the left and in space. Poor decision and execution there.

13th minute: Akanji misplaces a fairly simple pass to Alvarez. Don’t think Guardiola told him to do that. All a bit clunky from City at the moment.

11th minute: Ederson is going to carry on but, interestingly, a replay just run in the press box appeared to show Godfrey kicking out and catching the City keeper in the face. Clearly that’s been deemed accidental and there’ll be no recourse to VAR.

10th minute: Ederson still down receiving treatment. He’s sitting up now. Guardiola has a fine understudy in Stefan Ortega, who might be called upon as he was against Newcastle last month. Akanji gets some instructions from Guardiola during the break. 

8th minute: City try to play out from the corner, not entirely effectively. Godfrey and Ederson challenge for the loose ball. The Brazilian goalkeeper gets there first but it’s a painful one for him. He needs some treatment.

7th minute: Some tidy play through midfield by Everton ends up with Mykolenko being released down the left. His cross is over Calvert-Lewin. Young drills back into the box and it’s cleared behind.

5th minute: An interesting setup from City so far, with Stones and Akanji each tucking into midfield from full-back. It just led to a fairly clunky bit of build-up play.

3rd minute: Alvarez booms an inswinging in under the crossbar but Pickford is equal to the task palming clear. Nunes’ follow-up cross is overhit, beyond Haaland.

2nd minute: Foden, fresh from his hat-trick in midweek, glides inside looking to cause trouble but his pass is blocked. Now here’s the twinkle-toed Doku on the other flank and Tarkowski clears his low cross behind for the game’s first corner.

1st minute: Off we go. Everton won the toss before kickoff and turned the teams around. It means that instead of kicking to the North Stand during the second half, City will be attacking the South Stand. This doesn’t happen very often. It did when they won the Premier League on the final day of the season in 2021/22.

3 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams, walking out at a packed Etihad. We’re almost ready to go. Both sets of fans booing the Premier League anthem. Lovely.

15 mins before kickoff: Julian Alvarez is making his 23rd start out of 23 Premier League games this season. The young Argentina forward is a phenomenal talent and injuries to Haaland and De Bruyne have played a part in this run, given he played as an attacking midfielder for the bulk of the Belgian’s absence. But now, with both of those star men back in the fold and Phil Foden thriving in central areas, the fact Guardiola is still finding a place for Alvarez speaks volumes.

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40 mins before kickoff: Victory today would see City return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since November, if only for a few hours until Liverpool host Burnley later in the afternoon. You also have to go back to November to find Erling Haaland’s most recent Premier League goal (against Liverpool, incidentally). The Norway superstar has spent the majority of the interim period on the sidelines with a foot injury but drew a blank on his return to the starting XI at Brentford in midweek. Haaland scored in both fixtures against Everton last season. It feels like he’s due.

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55 mins before kickoff: There was an awful lot to like about Everton’s performance in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham and Sean Dyche – who will serve a touchline ban today for collecting three yellow cards – has gone with an unchanged XI.

1 hour before kickoff: The teams are in. John Stones and Jeremy Doku start for City. De Brunye, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish are all on the bench.

1 hr 20 mins before kickoff: Team news will be with us shortly. There’s speculation that Kevin De Bruyne isn’t in the City XI. Guardiola will obviously have one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Copenhagen in the Champions League and it will be interesting to see how he shuffles his pack.

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1 hr 40 mins before kickoff: In his programme notes, Pep Guardiola lavished praise upon his opposite number Sean Dyche. “Sean is someone I respect so it will be a pleasure to face him again today.” The rivalry is preposterously one-sided on paper, though. Since moving to City, Guardiola has faced Dyche 17 times across his spells with Burnley and Everton, winning 16 and drawing one.

2 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of today’s early Premier League kickoff between Manchester City and Everton.

Man City vs Everton lineups, team news

Guardiola appeared to have a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones all returning to action over recent weeks, although there was no Mateo Kovacic in the matchday squad.

De Bruyne reverts to the bench, no doubt with an eye on Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Copenhagen, which Stones returns to the first XI alongside Manuel Akanji, Matheus Nunes and Jeremy Doku.

Man City (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ederson (GK) — Akanji, Dias, Stones, Ake — Rodri — Foden, Nunes, Alvarez, Doku — Haaland.

Man City subs (9): Ortega (GK), Walker, Grealish, De Bruyne, Silva, Gvardiol, Bobb, Wright, Lewis.

Influential midfielder Amadou Onana is back in the Everton squad but only fit enough for a place on the bench. Sean Dyche has named an unchanged XI from the team that drew 2-2 with Tottenham last weekend.

Everton (4-4-1-1 right to left): Pickford (GK) — Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko — Young, Gueye, Garner, McNeil — Harrison — Calvert-Lewin

Everton subs (9): Virginia (GK), Patterson, Keane, Onana, Beto, Coleman, Chermiti, Hunt, Dobbin.

Man City vs. Everton kickoff time today

This Premier League clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Saturday, February 10 at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Feb. 10 7:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sat, Feb. 10 7:30 a.m. ET
UK Sat, Feb. 10 12:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Feb. 10 11:30 p.m. AEDT
India Sat, Feb. 10 6:00 p.m. IST

Man City vs. Everton live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Telemundo, Universo Fubo, NBC Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Fubo Canada

UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Asia 3 JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the USA Network with streaming options on Fubo. Telemundo and Universo provide Spanish language options.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is available in the UK on TNT Sports with streaming on discovery+.

India: This game will be telecast on Star Sports, with streaming coverage on JioTV/Hotstar. 


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