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EVERTON VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 8:00 AM

EVERTON (4-2-3-1)

HOWARD, COLEMAN, STONE, JAGIELKA, GALLOWAY,

McCARTHY, BARRY,

KONE, BARKLEY, CLEVERLEY, LUKAKU

MAN CITY (4-2-3-1)

AGUERO, NAVAS, SILVA, STERLING, FERNANDINHO, TOURE,

KOLAROV, MANGALA, KOMPANY, SAGNA, HART

Manchester City are one of four teams with a 100 per cent record after two rounds of the Barclays Premier League and they are top of the table following successive 3-0 wins, at West Bromwich Albion and at home to reigning champions Chelsea.

It is an impressive start by Manuel Pellegrini's charges as they bid to wrest the title off Chelsea. And if they win at Goodison Park it will represent City's best start to a Premier League season since the 2011-12 campaign, when they won their first four and finished the campaign as champions.

Everton have also started well, with a home draw against Watford followed by an impressive 3-0 victory at Southampton last Saturday, their best start for three years.

Ross Barkley has netted in both games, equalling in two games, the number of goals he scored throughout the whole of the previous campaign.

Everton last beat City in 2013, at home, and in the last four clashes between these teams, City have won three and drawn one. However, the Toffeemen have won four and drawn one of their last five games against City at Goodison Park.

England left-back Leighton Baines will be out for up to 10 weeks with an ankle problem, so Brendan Galloway should continue in his place. Another defender, Tony Hibbert, is also absent, along with Darron Gibson and Steven Pienaar.