Everton v Man City team news & stats

Date published: Thursday 1st January 1970 12:00

Everton v Man City team news & stats

Everton are expected to name an unchanged team following their 3-0 win at Southampton last weekend, with Muhamed Besic and Kevin Mirallas again likely to be on the bench despite fully recovering from hamstring and ankle problems respectively.
Aiden McGeady is also available for the Toffees having recovered from a hamstring complaint, but Steven Pienaar (hamstring), Darron Gibson (foot), Tony Hibbert (knee) and Leighton Baines (ankle) remain sidelined.
Manchester City are likely to stick with the side that beat Chelsea 3-0 last weekend, with new signing Nicolas Otamendi forced to make do with a place on the bench.
Pablo Zabaleta is facing up to a month on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Kick-off at Goodison Park on Sunday is at 4pm.
Opta stats
Roberto Martinez has won only two points in 12 Premier League games against Manchester City as a manager (W0 D2 L10).
However, Manchester City have only won three of their previous 18 Premier League trips to Goodison Park (L10 D5).
Manchester City are now on an eight-game winning run in the Premier League, their best PL run of wins since January 2014.
Manchester City haven’t won nine top-flight league games in succession since September 1912.
Everton have kept six clean sheets in their last 10 Premier League home matches.
Arouna Kone (3) has had a hand in more Premier League goals in his last two appearances for Everton than he did in his previous 17 (2).
After two games of the Premier League season, Ross Barkley has already equalled his top-flight goal haul from last season (2).
Since his debut in August 2010, David Silva has provided more Premier League assists than any other player (49) and has created a league-high 467 chances.
Of players to have made 25+ Premier League appearances, Sergio Aguero has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in the history of the competition (110.5 mins – 79 goals in 8729 mins).
Manchester City have gone longer since playing out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League than any other side (53 games).
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