Erling Haaland’s late double sent Manchester City top of the Premier League as they beat Everton 2-0 to extend their winning run to 10 games in all competitions.
The striker rifled home the opening goal with City’s first shot on target following a corner in the 71st minute before adding a breakaway second from substitute Kevin de Bruyne’s pass.
Everton had defended doggedly before that, despite Sean Dyche’s absence from the dugout as he served a touchline ban, but City’s quality told as top scorer Haaland found the net in the Premier League for the first time since November, taking his tally to 16.
The victory puts Pep Guardiola’s side a point ahead of Liverpool, who host Burnley in a 3pm kick-off, and ensures Everton, deducted 10 points earlier this season, remain in trouble in 18th place.
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Man City are back in Champions League action on Tuesday as they travel to Copenhagen in the round of 16; kick-off 8pm.
They return to Sky Sports next weekend as they host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday Night Football; kick-off 5.30pm.
Everton’s next game is also live on Sky Sports when they welcome Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Monday Night Football on February 19; kick-off 8pm.
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