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Summary

  1. Funes Mori rebound from Barkley strike
  2. Navas converts pass from Aguero
  3. Lukaku heads home from Barry's cross
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By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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That is all from me for today.

Thanks for your company and have a good evening.

Everton fans will be dreaming good dreams tonight,

Excellent first half from Everton.

A reminder from Gary there there is still 90 minutes to go...

All to play for is the cliche, it could never be more apt.

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

80. A crazy two minutes at Goodison as the tie swings quickly back in Everton's favour. With the second leg to come, would you take 2-1 now?

A tweet from Manchester City after Everton's second goal.

I'm not sure many City fans would "take" a 2-1 defeat...

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Who are the favourites then to reach the League Cup final?

Liverpool will fancy their chances after beating Stoke 1-0 in the Potteries, while Everton take a slender 2-1 advantage to Manchester City.

It would take a brave man to call these.

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Yaya has been great for ManCity but he shouldn't captain the side he is cursed as City hardly win when he captains the side! #bbcfootball

Yaya Toure came in for a lot of criticism tonight Is that unfair? Or is he becoming a problem for #MCFC? #EFCvMCFC

Yaya Toure came in for a lot of criticism tonight Is that unfair? Or is he becoming a problem for #MCFC? #EFCvMCFC

Lukaku wants to be "the best"

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Everton boss Roberto Martinez on Sky Sports:

"Goodison Park was rocking The character we showed was incredible. We had to cope with losing Tom Cleverly and Lukaku got a knock and we finished with 10 men. The reaction after conceding was excellent.

"It means nothing. It is the first leg we had to win and now we prepare for a very interesting second leg.

"The first goal was a terrific delivery from the corner and we reacted quicker to the second ball. The goal was coming, we had a strong period.

"For spells we played with real confidence. The stats are there to back any assessment of Lukaku, from our point of view he has always been the perfect striker for our football club. He is a young boy, he wants to be the best in the world."

Pellegrini fuming

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini is not a very happy man on Sky Sports. Was Romelu Lukaku offside for Everton's opener?

"He is offside for the goal," said the City boss. Unbelievable the referee or linesman did not give offside.

"Also it was a clear penalty for Jesus Navas - they were two very important decisions.It is a foul inside the box, A clear penalty.

"It was important to level at the moment we did, we were playing better, but Lukaku is a great striker and scored a great header.

"They scored a goal that was absolutely offside and in the second half we had a clear penalty. We have just played 90 minutes and it was very important not to concede another goal."

Player reaction

Everton 2-1 Manchster City

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry on Sky Sports: "We needed to use our crowd as our advantage and we did that. We have been scoring a lot of goals and we go there knowing we probably need to score a goal. We have to have a positive attitude going there."

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori: "The team did a great job. When we had to defend, we defend, when we had to go forward we were great offensively. 2-1 is good for us, we hope to keep it up."

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Among the talking points - Everton fans - will you accept a trophy instead of finishing in the top four?Will Man City's poor away form cost them dear this season?JOE asks: "What has happening to Yaya Toure?! - he's having a stinker AGAIN!"   

But OONA says: "He is, hands down, the best player City have EVER had" 

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Andy McNamara: I wasn't nervous at all apart from the first 10 minutes. A great professional performance. Besic and Barry bossed things. 

Rob Meech: I don't think anyone looks as comfortable on the ball as Ross Barkley does. 

Allan Abbas: No wonder he is called Stones, the boy is really a stone.

Is that a good thing Allan?

"3-1 would've been fairer"

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Goodison Park

"Everton soaked up pressure in the first 15-20 minutes, they sat back like they did against Tottenham on the weekend, and as they grew in confidence and got their ball-players on the ball they created the better half-chances.

"Everton shaded it, played the better and more attacking football, they perhaps should have scored maybe three goals – 3-1 would maybe have been a fairer result.

"Everton now have something to defend in the second leg."

Everton celebrate at full-time
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FT: Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Everton will be slightly disappointed they don't have a bigger lead.

Aside from a dodgy opening 15 minutes, they bossed that first leg.

A Merseyside final at Wembley?

Stoke and Manchester City will have plenty to say about that.

FULL-TIME

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Peep Peep.

Everton have a foot in the League Cup final.

It is only a small foot though, maybe a toe.

Manchester City, due to their away goal, would go through with a 1-0 win after extra time in the second leg.

All to play for.

Roberto Martinez shakes Manuel Pellegrini's hand
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Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Brilliant keep ball stuff from Everton.

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Goodison Park

"Everton are playing fantastically well at the moment - keeping possession superbly right now.

"They will run the clock down at every opportunity now."

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

David Silva caught offside. Time running out for a City equaliser.

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Ole's from the crowd as Everton keep the ball.

Four minutes of injury time signalled. 

Fernando is on for Kevin de Bruyne. Strange one that.

Can City take advantage of their numerical advantage? Maybe Manuel Pellegrini is happy with 2-1.

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Ten-man Everton trying to keep the ball.

John Stones
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Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Another injury worry for Everton.

Seamus Coleman limps off and the hosts have used all their subs.

They finish with 10...

Seamus Coleman
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Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Everton keep coming forward. The impressive Muhamed Besic has a shot deflected and straight at Willy Caballero.

1-0 to City at Etihad would do the Mancunians though.

12 - @RomeluLukaku9 has scored 12 goals in his last 12 appearances for Everton in all competitions. Phenomenal.

Everton's perfect response

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Goodison Park

Everton could have sunk after that sucker punch from Manchester City but the response was instant.

Gareth Barry has rolled back the years against his former club tonight and he served that on a plate for Romelu Lukaku.

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry
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Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Yaya Toure takes a sideways run up to the ball but his attempted curler hits the wall.

The ball is cleared.

Yaya Toure's freekick is cleared
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Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Free-kick to Manchester City 25 yards out.

This is within range...

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Don't forget though Manchester City do have an away goal - this counts after extra time in the second leg.

There is still a long way to go.

Romelu Lukaku was struggling with an ankle injury as he headed home his goal and he can't carry on. He is replaced by Arouna Kone up top.

Romelu Lukaku
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'Absolutely fantastic'

Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Goodison Park

"Brilliant ball in from Gareth Barry. A delightful cross, floated in perfectly. Lukaku, this time, kept himself onside. It was absolutely fantastic."

Romelu Lukaku scores Everton's second goal
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GOAL - Everton 2-1 Manchester City

Romelu Lukaku (78 mins)

Incredible stuff.

Gareth Barry has the ball on the left and his inviting cross is asking to be headed home.

Romelu Lukaku duly obliges. He can't miss from yards out.

Romelu Lukaku scores Everton's second
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GOAL - Everton 1-1 Manchester City

Jesus Navas (76 mins)

Now that's a counter attack.

From the clearance, Sergio Aguero shows a deft touch to take the ball down, before driving towards Everton's goal.

He shows great vision as he slips the ball behind the defence to the marauding Jesus Navas and the Spaniard coolly flicks the ball into the net.

Lightning stuff. 

Danny Mills on BBC Radio 5 live: "Brilliant touch from Aguero on the halfway line as the ball was cleared. Poor defending you have to say from Mirallas. Navas, whose finishing hasn't been brilliant, slots the ball into the back of the net. It'll be interesting to see Everton's attitude now."  

Jesus Navas scores for Manchester City
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Jesus Navas celebrates
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Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Everton have been brilliant.

They keep pushing forward and only a brave header from Bacary Sagna keeps Romelu Lukaku away from heading home.

Another Everton corner .... It's cleared.

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Yaya Toure is lining up a 30 yarder...

No he isn't. Kevin de Bruyne hits the free kick instead and it is slap, bang at the Everton wall.

Into the last 20.

GREAT SAVE!

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Great one-two between Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, before the former sees a curling low shot from 20 yards well turned away by Joel Robles.

Jesus Navas is still upset he didn't get a penalty after tumbling inside the penalty area in the previous attack.

Sergio Aguero
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CLOSE!

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Leighton Baines whips the ball in from the left and that is great defending by Martin Demichelis, who diverts the ball away from the waiting Romelu Lukaku.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

A bit more solidity for Everton.

Gerard Deulofeu gets a deserved ovation from the home fans as he is replaced by Kevin Mirallas.

Fresh legs as he takes the vacant slot in right midfield.

'It's all about attitude'

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Goodison Park

"Apart from that one shot from Aguero, I can't remember a save Robles has had to make. It's beeen a very comfortable evening for him so far. It's all about attitude this evening and Everton's attitutde has been much better than Manchester City's up until now."

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Francis Edwards: Is this really the best money can buy? City spent so much. When they meet Bayern or Barca in the UCL they will be torn apart.  

CLOSE!

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

Ross Barkley is strong. Nicolas Otamendi isn't,

The Everton midfielder leaves the defender on his backside as he races in on goal down the left side.

With Romelu Lukaku begging for the pull back, Barkley cuts inside and has a fierce strike turned away by Willy Caballero.

Ross Barkley
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CLOSE!

Everton 1-0 Manchester City

A sign of City coming back into it?

Fernandinho towers about Everton's defence but can only head down and into the hands of Joel Robles.

Two good chances within a couple of minutes.