GALLERY: CITY SEAL TOP SPOT RETURN AT GOODISON!

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Stoppage time strikes in both halves from Aymeric Laporte and substitute Gabriel Jesus were enough to earn both a hard-fought 2-0 win and a return to top spot away to Everton.


Laporte’s looping header from a David Silva free-kick hauled us in front before Jesus doubled the lead after Jordan Pickford had initially blocked his chipped 97th minute effort.


We could have added further gloss to the score-line, but Laporte planted a close-range header wide at the back-post on 15 minutes before Ilkay Gundogan rattled the woodwork from David Silva’s cutback ten minutes later.


Sergio Aguero’s improvised overhead kick on the hour was perhaps our best chance in an end to end second-half but Jesus’ stoppage-time intervention and Laporte’s towering header were enough to seal three points and a return to top spot.


See the images below to enjoy the best of the action at Goodison Park...




READY AND RARING: The lads warm up ahead of kick off

1. READY AND RARING:

The lads warm up ahead of kick off

SKILLFUL SANE: Leroy Sane looks to cut inside Everton's Theo Walcott

2. SKILLFUL SANE:

Leroy Sane looks to cut inside Everton's Theo Walcott

SO CLOSE: Aymeric Laporte can't quite guide his header on target 

3. SO CLOSE:

Aymeric Laporte can't quite guide his header on target

WALKER IN THE PARK: Kyle Walker fights for possession on the flank

4. WALKER IN THE PARK:

Kyle Walker fights for possession on the flank

DEADLOCK BROKEN: Aymeric Laporte puts away an exquisite header right on half-time

5. DEADLOCK BROKEN:

Aymeric Laporte puts away an exquisite header right on half-time

PASSIONATE: Laporte is clearly delighted to grab his second league goal this season

6. PASSIONATE:

Laporte is clearly delighted to grab his second league goal this season

ARGENTINE ACROBATICS: Sergio goes for the spectacular

7. ARGENTINE ACROBATICS:

Sergio goes for the spectacular

JUST WIDE: But the Argentine's overhead kick fails to double the lead

8. JUST WIDE:

But the Argentine's overhead kick fails to double the lead

STERLING WING-PLAY: Substitute Raheem Sterling beats his man

9. STERLING WING-PLAY:

Substitute Raheem Sterling beats his man

SILKY ILKAY: Ilkay Gundogan keeps calm under pressure

10. SILKY ILKAY:

Ilkay Gundogan keeps calm under pressure

CLINCHER: Substitute Gabriel Jesus seals the win 

11. CLINCHER:

Substitute Gabriel Jesus seals the win

TABLE-TOPPERS: The team celebrate Jesus' late strike which confirmed top spot in the league

12. TABLE-TOPPERS:

The team celebrate Jesus' late strike which confirmed top spot in the league


[Source : Manchester City Football Club Official Website : Read More]