Starting lineups confirmed ahead of Manchester City’s crucial match with Everton

Manchester City and Everton have confirmed their starting lineups ahead of tonight’s match at Goodison Park. The champions will head into the match sitting fifth in the Premier League table and looking to keep pace with league leaders Liverpool. Everton sit one point above the relegation zone after yesterday’s results.

Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League. The treble winners’ last league game saw them draw 2-all with Crystal Palace at the Etihad. It was a disappointing result in an otherwise good performance before errors crept in late on to cost City two vital points.

Tonight’s game will also be the first for Manchester City since winning the FIFA Club World Cup. They will head into the game as world champions for the first time in the club’s history.

It promises to be an entertaining encounter between two sides desperate for three points. Here are the starting lineups ahead of kick-off.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has made two changes to the side that beat Fluminense 4-nil. In comes Matheus Nunes and Manuel Akanji. Out goes Ruben Dias and Rico Lewis.

Erling Haaland, Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne all miss out as they recover from injury. Ruben Dias also didn’t travel with the Manchester City squad due to illness as reported by BBC Manchester reporter Mike Minay.

Starting lineup: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Rodrigo, Nunes, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Alvarez.

Substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Kovacic, Gomez, Gvardiol, Bobb, Susoho, Lewis, Hamilton.


Starting lineup: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Gomes, Onana, Harrison, Garner, McNeil, Beto.

Substitutes: Virginia, Lonergan, Keane, Calvert-Lewin, Danjuma, Godfrey, Chermiti, Hunt, Dobbin.

Tags Bernardo Silva Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland Everton FIFA Club World Cup Fluminense Goodison Park Jeremy Doku John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kalvin Phillips Kevin De Bruyne Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Oscar Bobb Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Rodri Ruben Dias Scott Carson Sean Dyche Stefan Ortega