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Summary

  1. City close gap on Chelsea to three points
  2. Yaya Toure scores from the spot
  3. Aguero forced off with knee injury
  4. Everton now 11th in the table

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer, Gary Rose and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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That is where we leave you on another busy day of Premier League football.

Chelsea's Premier League lead has been

reduced,
QPR are out of the relegation zone, while more pressure is heaped onto
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Watch Match of the Day on BBC One and online at 22:20 for all the action and join us again for live text commentary of two more top-flight matches on Sunday from 10:00 GMT.

Until then, we bid you farewell. It has been a pleasure.

Manager reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is also asked whether it was important they showed they could win without Sergio, after the striker limped off with a knee ligament injury early on: "I always say this team is not just Sergio Aguero. We also miss Jovetic and Dzeko was just back and able to play 20-25 minutes. David Silva too, all of them are very important offensive players so I think the way we won today is important for the trust in the defence that we know how to win just 1-0."

Manager reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

More from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's news conference:

Will Stevan Jovetic be fit to play Roma: "We will see tomorrow. We hope. It is just a small problem with his hamstring."

On the possibility of going to Rome without 5 key players. Biggest challenge as City manager? "Of course to have to play such an important game without such important players is a difficult challenge. But I never complain about injured players. We have a squad and we must try to win on Wednesday to continue in the Champions League."

Real chasing record

Cristiano Ronaldo is on target again as Real Madrid lead Celta Vigo 1-0 in La Liga. They are chasing an 18th straight win, which would equal Barcelona's league-record. You can follow

live text commentary here.

Martinez upset with officials

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is now being quizzed in his post match news conference. He is not happy.

No penalty and a stonewall red card for Eliaquim Mangala for his high boot into Samuel Eto'o, according to him. He certainly has a point on that last one.

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Manchester City v Everton.

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Newcastle shock Chelsea

In case you missed it earlier, the biggest upset of the day in the Premier League came at Newcastle where Alan Pardew's men ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the campaign with a

2-1 win.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho had insisted that it was "impossible" to remain unbeaten all season and he was proven right.

What a turnaround for Newcastle as they sit in seventh

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Anon: Apart from the Roma game, if there's a good time for Sergio Aguero to get injured, it's now, with games away to Leicester, home to Crystal Palace, away to West Brom, then home to Burnley and Sunderland. Time for Edin Dzeko to find some form.

That Roma game is quite a biggie though.

Aguero huge doubt for Champions League

Despite Manuel Pellegrini's slight contradiction in the last interview, it would seem as though Sergio Aguero is almost definitely going to be missing Wednesday's must-win Champions League match with Roma. What a blow it would be for City if he doesn't recover from that knee injury. Further assessment tomorrow never sounds good though does it?

Manager reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to Sky Sports about Sergio Aguero: "It is not good news, I don't think he will be able to play next week.

"We must wait for the diagnostic, the important thing he will not play against Roma, that is a very important game. We have other players and we will see how it is tomorrow and whether he can play.

"He was more calm [in the dressing room afterwards]. We will see how things are tomorrow but for the moment we are not sure. Edin is not able to play 70-80 minutes, a maximum 30-40 minutes, that is why I made the change I did."

Manager reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini talking to BBC Sport: "We returned to our normal performance. I always said that nobody can win the title in November or December. We have to play seven games in December, so it is a key month and not easy. We shall see in the next four games who is doing better but after that January is also very important.

"James Milner always gives what he has, whether he starts or is a substitute. He gives a lot of character to our team. Big goalkeepers just need to one save, Everton had only one chance and I don't think they deserve to score when they shoot once and Joe made a very good save.

"It is bad news because it is his knee ligament, but we will see tomorrow what the problem is."

Derby County on the charge

606 phone-in

BBC Radio 5 live

Radio 5 live's Darren Fletcher, a Nottingham Forest fan, has thrown down the gauntlet to caller John, a Derby fan, who thinks on current form his side can beat the Premier League leaders Chelsea in their Capital One Cup quarter-final [on Tuesday 16 December]:

"They've got absolutely no chance. If Derby beat Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, I will do 606 from the gantry in a Derby shirt with SAVAGE 8 on the back. If not, John's got to go to work in a Forest shirt."

Derby

beat Brighton 3-0 at the iPro Stadium this afternoon.

Manager reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "I thought in the first half, if anything, we got a big shock with the decision of awarding the penalty and our confidence was not the same. I think in the second half we were able to relax a little bit, having reset at half time, and we were more ourselves. It made for a very good game of football.

"They had a good opportunity which got a great save out of Tim Howard but then we had a number of good chances. The total danger from then was around Manchester City's box.

"It was a wrong decision. When you see a ball come into the box, James Milner takes the ball away from the direction, there was contact but no contact of trying to make a foul. Football is a contact sport and for that to be a penalty is a big, big difference."

On Ross Barkley: "He lost his balance, he thought a challenge was coming. He tried to get up and fight for the ball. The referee made the wrong assessment. When Ross is on the ball, too many times there is contact but he stays on his feet and he gets punished for that."

Man City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells the BBC, Sergio Aguero has damaged his knee ligaments but is unsure how serious the problem is after the Argentine limped off early.

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Sam in Manchester: Strange game after Sergio Aguero went off. Thought Jose Pozo did well against men twice his size and could have scored. Samir Nasri and James Milner reaching brilliant form as well. Bring on Roma on Wednesday, with or without Sergio I am confident!

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Match of the Day running order

Gary Lineker

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Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker: MOTD running order: Newcastle v Chelsea, Stoke v Arsenal, Man City v Everton, QPR v Burnley, Hull v WBA, Tottenham v Crystal Palace, Liverpool v Sunderland. A programme of two halves.

See all the day's action on Match of the Day from 22:20 GMT tonight on BBC One.

Opportunity for the Hammers

What an opportunity for West Ham United on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers would move into third with victory at home to Swansea, albeit temporarily ahead of Manchester United and Southampton meeting on Monday.

West Ham in third? Not many would have predicted that in the summer - with the exception of Big Sam of course.

There will be full live text commentary of the match from Upton Park.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is being interviewed now by the BBC. Anyone get the feeling he won't agree with Manchester City's penalty? We will bring you his quotes.

Player reaction

Man City 1-0 Everton

Manchester City midfielder James Milner, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is very important but all we can control is what we do on the pitch and not what Chelsea do.

"We need to concentrate on our job, it would have been very easy to slip up after Chelsea's result but you need to win these kind of games to win the title and we ground it out.

"The game against Roma is massive, we need to stay in the Champions League and we can take the momentum from this game and hopefully complete the job."

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Ross in Kent: Looks like Jose Mourinho's bus has broken down whilst Manuel Pellegrini's bus is starting to gather some speed.

Darren in Runcorn: Ross Barkley can't hold a place down in the Everton team due to average performances. Clever by Roberto Martinez to let the young man know reputation alone doesn't guarantee a starting place.

Sam in Leicester: Do the Premier League present a yellow cap to Gareth Barry when he gets his next booking?

Barry moved to 99 bookings in the Premier League this evening, the joint most in the Premier League, alongside Lee Bowyer and Kevin Davies.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Stats
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It is a little bit surprising to see Everton had 49% of possession. Manchester City did far more with the ball but, out of 19 attempts, only managed three shots on target.

Man City 1-0 Everton

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We have a title race again. Manchester City move just three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea. A two-horse race?

Everton meanwhile are 11th, six points behind fifth-placed West Ham, having played a game more.

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Man City 1-0 Everton

Vladimillion: Man City didn't grind a result out, they got a dodgy decision which decided the game.

Kris Blackburn: Gareth Barry lucky to be on the pitch and Ross Barkley diving for no reason. Everton can have no complaints with the result.

Navneet Gautam: And that's why Jose got rid of them. Poor show from the Everton strikers. Pressure on Chelsea but Jose thrives on pressure.

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'Dogged, determined, disciplined'

Man City 1-0 Everton

Former Manchester City midfielder Dennis Tueart

BBC Radio Manchester

"City had to show a different part of their qualities and title-winning credentials this evening. When you lose your main goal-scorer to injury you have to show the whole qualities of the team. To win the league is a marathon not a sprint and City showed they are dogged, have the determination and discipline to challenge."

Man City 1-0 Everton

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport

"Huge cheers at the final whistle - of relief more than anything else - from the Manchester City fans who had been nervously counting down the final few seconds. Three vital points for the defending champions, who were pushed all the way in the second half by Everton, but the fall-out of this game will be dominated by the seriousness of Sergio Aguero's injury."

Man City 1-0 Everton

Job done for Manchester City. They dominated for the majority but, with striker Sergio Aguero limping off early on with an injury, they struggled to find the killer blow. Everton offered little going forward but had it not been for Joe Hart's stunning late save from Romelu Lukaku, they would have nicked a point.

FULL-TIME

Man City 1-0 Everton

Roman Lukaku
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Corner for Everton with seconds left...The ball is cleared and that is that. Game over.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Last attack for Everton...

Man City 1-0 Everton

Barkley booked for diving

Former Manchester City midfielder Dennis Tueart

BBC Radio Manchester

"For a youngster, Ross Barkley has got a lot to learn. You would think with his pace and power he has the ability to get away from 36-year-old Frank Lampard without having to resort to diving."

Man City 1-0 Everton

Everton just can't create anything. Into the last two minutes of added on time.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Throw to Everton deep inside their own half. They have to hurry up.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Ross Barkley's delivery is cleared and the loose ball is now in City's possession. Free-kick to the hosts in their own half. They will try to play this out.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Corner for Everton...

Man City 1-0 Everton

Five minutes of added on time signalled.

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Niall Hughes: Finally Samuel Eto'o plays a pass to Romelu Lukaku. The lack of cohesion up front for Everton is worrying though!

Ricky Abbott: Looks like Sergio Aguero's 2012 injury has reoccurred. He was out for three weeks then. Hope and pray for him to come back for Roma.

City face their decisive Champions League match with Roma on Wednesday evening at the Stadio Olympico.

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Ross Barkley breaks for Everton. He finds Samuel Eto'o but his pass pushes Romelu Lukaku wide and the chance is lost. Yaya Toure is cautioned for attempting to halt Barkley earlier in the attack.

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Leon Osman on for Kevin Mirallas. The Belgian has done little as an attacking force.

Man City 1-0 Everton

Everton have created one real opportunity. Four minutes left to create, and take, a second...

Man City 1-0 Everton

Former Manchester City midfielder Dennis Tueart

BBC Radio Manchester

"Everton are pushing men forward now. City haven't had the best finishers on goal on since the injury to Sergio Aguero. He's a player who is different class, and the game could have been put to bed now if he was still on the pitch."

Man City 1-0 Everton

Another chance for City. Phil Jagielka deflects Edin Dzeko's shot from the edge of the penalty area wide. How the hosts would love a second now.

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Samir Nasri breaks down the other end for Manchester City but his shot is straight at goalkeeper Tim Howard. Nervy times for City....