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Summary

  1. Kolarov slots home from tight angle
  2. Nasri with composed dinked finish
  3. Man City go top of Premier League
  4. Nine straight PL wins for Man City

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

That's all folks. Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League after another impressive win. Is this going to be their season? Thanks for your company.

Next up for Everton

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The Toffees turn their attention to the League Cup next, a second round trip to Barnsley awaits on Wednesday.

Then it's Tottenham Hotspur away on 29 August before the international break, Chelsea visiting Goodison Park on 12 September.

Next up for Man City

Everton 0-2 Man City

City will be confident of extending their winning start to the campaign.

They will look to make it four wins out of four when Watford visit the Etihad Stadium on 29 August.

Their first match back after the international break is at Crystal Palace on 12 September.

'Hard to take'

Everton 0-2 Man City

It's a little bit hard to take because I think we had very good moments. If we could get the first goal it would have changed the game. Overall I felt we didn't have that bit of luck you need in the six-yard box.

Roberto MartinezEverton manager
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Everton 0-2 Man City

Manchester City have been in sizzling form but surely I can't be the only one thinking they might burn out too soon #bbcfootball

As a city fan who remembers the darker days, I will be quite satisfied with winning 1 title every 2 years! #bbcfootball #notgreedy

That Yaya Toure one-two was.... what's the word - magical? Naaah.... Let me find my dictionary - "Yayalistic".... #bbcfootball

'We are different with Sterling'

Everton 0-2 Man City

We have different pace with Sterling. It’s a different way to play. It's important to have different things to do during the game. It's important to have a good squad because we play so many games in a season.

Manuel PellegriniManchester City manager
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Everton close to signing Mori

Everton 0-2 Man City

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the club will talk to River Plate in the next 24 hours in an attempt to conclude a deal for defender  Ramiro Funes Mori.

Mori was in the crowd at Goodison Park but Martinez added: "There is nothing to announce yet."

'We were confident and solid'

Everton 0-2 Man City

Very satisfied because it was a difficult team. I think we were very confident and solid in the whole game so it was difficult for Everton to create chances.

Manuel PellegriniManchester City manager

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#bbcfootball Do think City's excellent start has been mainly down to Kompany's imperious form. Back to the class act he is.

Seriously can't see past City winning the league currently. Still a long way to go though, plenty could change #bbcfootball

Manager reaction

Everton 0-2 Man City

Manuel Pellegrini is facing the television cameras. He says he is statisfied...fair to say he is not getting carried away.

Everton 0-2 Man City

Confirmation Manchester City are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool will join them on nine points if they win at Arsenal on Monday.

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Everton 0-2 Man City

Here's how that second Man City goal was scored. Samir Nasri worked a one-two with Yaya Toure, whose return pass was beautifully disguised.

Nasri goal
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Player reaction

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Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, speaking to Sky Sports: "We are a hungry team. Last season has gone, we have made those mistakes and we're starting again.

"Of course we're happy with nine league wins in a row but six of those were at the end of a dead season. We've started this season well."

Everton 0-2 Man City

Those travelling City fans are in fine voice. The visiting players have just been over to applaud them after a decent win.

Is this going to be their season?

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#bbcfootball not sure why I just cheered a Man City Goal but its just made my BBC Sport predictor score correct. First one after week 3.

FULL-TIME

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All over. Job done for Manchester City who are two points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Everton 0-2 Man City

This has been a thoroughly professional performance by Manchester City. Solid in defence and a threat going forward. They have made a terrific start to the season,.

Everton 0-2 Man City

Fabian Delph has come on for Manchester City with David Silva making way.

Nine straight Premier League wins for City.

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"I've said it before, one-twos you have to stay with the runner. It's a straightforward one-two with Toure. Tim Howard spreads himself, but Nasri gives him no chance."

John Stones and Tim Howard
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GOAL - Everton 0-2 Man City

Samir Nasri

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Manchester City are going two points clear at the top of the table after a beautifully crafted goal.

Yaya Toure provides the assist with a clever pass which opens up the home defence and Samir Nasri dnks the ball over Tim Howard.

Samir Nasri
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SUBSTITUTION

Everton 0-1 Man City

Can Gerard Deulofeu make a difference for Everton? He's on for the final few minutes for Tom Cleverley.

Everton 0-1 Man City

Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala carelessly give the ball away in the space of a few seconds but still Everton can't take advantage.

Everton 0-1 Man City

Time running out for the Toffees. Gerard Deulofeu preparing to come on for Everton. Time running out for the hosts.

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@MCFC look unstoppable this season. A different team to last campaign. Title favourites IMO. #premierleague #bbcfootball

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"My worry for City would be if Aguero gets injured, will Wilfried Bony be the ideal replacement?"

SUBSTITUTION

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No goals for Sergio Aguero today. On comes Wilfried Bony for Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero is substituted
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Everton 0-1 Man City

So close for Everton...

A fine header by Gareth Barry is heading towards the back of the City net but Vincent Kompany is there to hack it clear and deny his former team-mate.

Moments earlier Joe Hart failed to claim a corner causing panic in the visitors defence. 

Everton are not finished.

Vincent Kompany makes a goal line clearance
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Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"You have to wonder where the goal is going to come from for Everton. Ross Barkley is being crowded out, Man City have dominated winning set-pieces. If you take Romelu Lukaku out of the team - who's going to get the goals?"

Ross Barkley
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Jeers ring round Goodison Park as Raheem Sterling is replaced by Samir Nasri.

Sterling looks towards where his team's travelling fans are seated and claps. 

A decent shift by the former Liverpool man.

Raheem Sterling is substituted
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Everton 0-1 Man City

Everton have just over 15 minutes to rescue this. To be honest, they have looked a little flat since falling behind,

City have the momentum and are keeping the hosts penned inside their own half.

Yaya Toure ad Steven Naismith
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Everton 0-1 Man City

Manchester City are heading to the top of the Premier League if it stays like this.

'Raheem Sterling, he's top of the league' chant City's travelling fans after the former Liverpool man was booed earlier by home supporters.

Raheem Sterling
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'The goal had been coming'

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Goodison Park

Manchester City's goal had been coming but poor from Everton's point of view to see a goalkeeper to Tim Howard's experience beaten so easily at his near post.

Everton 0-1 Man City

Here's how Man City worked that goal, with Raheem Sterling starting the move in his own half and then providing the final pass for Aleksandar Kolarov to score.

Man City goal
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Everton 0-1 Man City

Good stat from our friends at Opta regarding Raheem Sterling.

The former Liverpool man has ended a run of 12 league games without an assist, since getting two against Manchester City in March.

SUBSTITUTION

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Everton need to do something. Steven Naismith on for the tiring Arouna Kone.

Everton 0-1 Man City

Another chance for Manchester City.

Jesus Navas surges into the Everton area. Sergio Aguero, unmarked and eight yards out, is screaming for the ball.

Navas goes for glory and Tim Howard makes the save to keep Everton in the game.

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Everton can't complain, warning signs were there, that goal was coming #bbcfootball

This was long coming! Kolarov has broken the Toffees. Citizens 1 ahead #BBCFootball

Everton 0-1 Man City

Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Tim Howard anticipated a ball across the box, he's gone too soon and it's in at the near post. I think he has to stand up there and it could go down as a goalkeeping error."