Everton produced a brilliant performance on Sunday to stun Manchester City and deliver a serious blow to Pep Guardiola’s English Premier League title hopes.
The Toffees willingly soaked up 71 per cent of City possession but restricted Guardiola’s side to few chances and scored with four of just six attempts at goal.
Romelu Lukaku coolly side-footed in a Kevin Mirallas cut-back and the Belgium internationals combined again after the break, with Mirallas drilling Lukaku’s through-ball across the goalkeeper.
Tom Davies sent Goodison Park into raptures on just his second league start by dinking a third over Claudio Bravo.
Debutant Ademola Lookman, an £11 million signing, fired between the legs of the goalkeeper in injury time.
Goals from the two teenagers left Everton boss Ronald Koeman visibly elated, while Guardiola cut a frustrated figure.
The Spaniard was left remonstrating with the fourth official late on in what is his heaviest ever league defeat as a manager.
City lacked the cutting edge throughout, though had Davies not headed a looping Bacary Sagna header off the line before half-time, it could have been different.
The club might not have gone on to suffer a fifth league defeat of the season if they had drawn level before half-time.
They stay fifth, 10 points off leaders Chelsea, while Everton remain seventh.
MANCHESTER UNITED GET A POINT
At Old Trafford however, Manchester United managed to share points with Liverpool, thanks to the 84th minute goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United and Liverpool were both bruised in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Although United would have loved to bag the match and keep the pressure on the first four teams, they still found themselves rooted in the sixth position.
Liverpool which opened scoring in the 27th minute with a James Milner goal, gave away their lead in the 84th minute with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic equaliser.
The game left Liverpool in the third position on the League table, although tied on 45 points with second placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea which beat reigning champions Leicester City 3-0 on Saturday are seven points in front, with 52 points.
Arsenal are fourth with 44 points.
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