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Man City vs Everton

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)

HART, ZABALETA,

KOMPANY, DEMICHELIS, CLICHY, NAVAS, TOURE, FERNANDINHO, NASRI, AGUERO, JOVETIC

EVERTON (4-2-3-1)

LUKAKU, MIRALLAS, ETO'O, BARKLEY, BARRY, BESIC, BAINES, DISTIN, JAGIELKA, COLEMAN, HOWARD

Manchester City kept the pressure on Chelsea in midweek when they won 4-1 at Sunderland, leaving them in second place and six points behind the Blues.

Predictably, Sergio Aguero was on the score sheet with two more goals to take his remarkable tally this season to 14 in the Barclays Premier League and 19 in all competitions. Aguero has also scored seven goals in his last six games, in league and cup, for City.

His brace allowed City to celebrate their third straight league win, and their ninth out of 14 so far this term in the Premier League.

Everton, meanwhile, were exposed at the back and held to a 1-1 home draw by Hull City. Roberto Martinez's men have now won just one of their last Premier League games, and have dropped into the bottom half of the table, in 11th place.

When these teams met last season, Manchester City beat Everton both at home and away. In the game at the Etihad Stadium, City won 3-1 with Aguero scoring City's second goal. And in the return, at Goodison Park, Aguero scored City's opener before Edin Dzeko netted twice in a 3-2 win.

City have won four and drawn one of their six games at the Etihad Stadium, where they have conceded just five goals. Everton arrive with only two wins from their seven away games. And Everton last won at City four years ago, in December 2010.

City test Vincent Kompany and Dzeko while Aleksander Kolarov is missing for the game. Everton, meanwhile, miss Antoloin Alcaraz, John Stones and James McCarthy.