Guardiola rocked as Everton crush Man City

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool on January 15, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLIS

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 15 Pep Guardiola suffered the biggest league defeat of his managerial career as Manchester City slumped to a 4-0 loss against Everton on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku along with Kevin Mirallas put Everton in control at Goodison Park before teenager Tom Davies scored his first goal for the club along with debutant Ademola Lookman completed the rout after coming on as an 89th minute substitute.

the idea was another chastening experience for City boss Guardiola, who wasn’t used to such humiliation in his trophy-laden spells at Barcelona along with Bayern Munich.

The defeat was City’s fourth in their past eight league games along with left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Lukaku’s 12th goal of the season continued his rich vein of form along with the Belgian striker was too hot for City’s error-prone defence to handle through a torrid afternoon for Guardiola along with company.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola stands on the touchline during the Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLIS

As has been the case so often This particular season, Lukaku’s opener from the 34th minute showed up frailties in City’s defence along with goalkeeping as Davies intercepted a Gael Clichy pass just inside the visitors’ half along with found Mirallas sprinting into the City area.

With Yaya Toure slow to respond to the runner, along with Nicolas Otamendi playing Everton on side through a deep position, Mirallas was able to pick out Lukaku, who finished which has a clinical left-foot strike.

The opening goal had drawn an instant response through Guardiola’s team as Sergio Aguero came within a whisker of connecting with Kevin De Bruyne’s low cross just six yards through goal.

along with Raheem Sterling, through a cleared City corner, just missed the home goal which has a powerful half-volley through outside the area.

Although the game had been finally balanced, City had enjoyed the better chances, even before the opening goal.

After 11 minutes, Sterling failed which has a strong penalty appeal after he went down under slight contact through goalkeeper Joel Robles as he appeared poised to score through another perfect cross through the excellent De Bruyne.

– City struggles –

along with the Everton keeper was again forced into action, which has a strong block to thwart David Silva as the Spaniard looked set to convert yet another decisive pass through De Bruyne.

In first half stoppage-time, City almost snatched what might have been a deserved equaliser after Clichy’s left-wing cross found Bacary Sagna whose athletic leap allows him to power a goal bound header which was nodded off the line by Davies.

Tom Davies (right) celebrates with team-mate Ross Barkley after scoring Everton’s third goal against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLIS

Better was to come for Everton a minute into the second half when Lukaku sparked the move of which led to the second goal, his through ball being touched by City defender John Stones into the path of Ross Barkley.

The England midfielder produced a superb pass for Mirallas whose equally excellent shot through 15 yards flew beyond the dive of Bravo.

As City struggled to gain a foothold, Silva’s free-kick found ex-Everton defender Stones, booed by his former supporters with every touch, who headed directly at Robles.

however for all their possession, City struggled to place Robles under pressure.

On a rare occasion of which the home defence allowed Aguero too much space on the edge of their area, the Argentinian’s low shot was turned behind expertly by Robles.

Any lingering wish of a comeback evaporated from the 78th minute when Davies capped a brilliant midfield display which has a deserved goal, his first for the club — the move having been started off when he collected the ball in his own half.

Davies carried the ball half the length of the field, exchanged passes with Barkley along with then lifted the ball over Bravo, with Lukaku ensuring the ball crept over the line.

Lookman, signed through Charlton This particular month, added a fourth goal in stoppage-time after Seamus Coleman had charged down a poor attempted clearance by Stones.

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