Match of Week 3: Manchester City vs. Everton

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When: Kick-off is 4 p.m. being broadcast 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time

Where: Goodison Park

Networks: NBCS, TELE


Manchester City and Everton are currently occupying the first and fifth place on the Premier League table. Manchester City has started off the season in commanding form earning six goals in the first two matches. Defenses have yet to have an answer for Yaya Toure’s skill and deadly precision when he has his foot on the ball. Everton will be one of the toughest challenges for City in the subsequent months, but if they can make lightning strike three weeks in a row they open themselves up to gain a major lead over their Premier League rivals.

Everton may be just the team to besmirch City’s perfect record in week 3. The Toffeemen enter the match off of a strong victory over Southampton where they recorded three goals and a clean sheet. Everton Midfielder James Mcarthy has high spirits concerning the match-up:

“It’s always a tough place to come, Goodison Park, and as long as the fans are behind us again this week, it will make things difficult for Man City.”

“You saw how Man City played against Chelsea and it’s going to be tough. They have won two games on the bounce but the mood in our camp is very good and we go into the game really confident.”

A victory for Everton will help them to break into the top three of the league table, and there are other clubs (namely Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United) that would love to see City handed a loss. A victory for Manchester City will keep their dominating streak alive.

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