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Summary

  1. Watch 5 live Final Score using play icon
  2. Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Otamendi, Clichy, Toure, Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero
  3. Everton XI: Howard, Funes Mori, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, Barry, Besic, Osman, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Man City 0-0 Everton

And the whistle goes. What a second-half effort from Everton. There will no doubt be further questions about that late penalty shout, but at the end of the day City didn't do enough to win this.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Is that a penalty?! No! Raheem Sterling falls under a sliding tackle from John Stones but the referee points for a goal-kick. Late drama! It looked a decent shout, but it isn't given.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton have another rare effort as Romelu Lukaku heads wide. Three minutes of injury time has been added.

Man City 0-0 Everton

No, they can't as Joe Hart punches away. The ball actually went out of play before swinging back in from the corner. What a waste. Back to defending lads. City are coming.

Man City 0-0 Everton

This a second-half rarity. An Everton corner, which comes after the referee waved play on following a Yaya Toure foul on Leighton Baines. Surely they can't nick a winner?

Man City 0-0 Everton

The City players are falling over themselves in desperation to find a winner. David Silva and Sergio Aguero collide in the box before the latter chips over the goal from a very tight angle. Time ticks on. Nine minutes and counting.

Man City 0-0 Everton

City simply cannot find a way through the dark blue wall in front of them. They have had 10 corners now, the latest of which is swung in by David Silva but headed out by Ross Barkley.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton have barely been in the City half since the break. Gael Clichy chips over a cross that Jesus Navas meets but heads wide. Another half-chance goes begging as we close in on the final 10 minutes.

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton's defence is doing a sterling job. They are firmly on the back foot but are getting in front of everything to hold City at bay. Kevin de Bruyne fires way over from 25 yards. It is the Belgian's last act. Here comes David Silva. Can he provide the spark?

SUBSTITUTIONS

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton call for the reinforcements. Steven Pienaar is on for the increasingly quiet Gerard Deulofeu and Arouna Kone comes on for Leon Osman.

GREAT SAVE!

Man City 0-0 Everton

Tim Howard to Everton's rescue again! Sergio Aguero turns his marker and has the chance to shoot in the box but the away keeper makes himself big to block and keep it 0-0.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Tim Howard puts his boot to good use again to knock Kevin de Bruyne's low cross out of the area with a number of home players lurking. Everton are doing really well to hold the home side at bay here, but I doubt they can hold out under this pressure for 23 more minutes.

Man City 0-0 Everton

It is all City now. Raheem Sterling drives across the box to the right side before shooting low across goal, but Tim Howard is able to stick out a boot to prevent it finding the net.

CLOSE!

Man City 0-0 Everton

City are enjoying a concerted spell of dominance now. Yaya Toure bulldozes through a couple of challenges in the box before his shot is blocked behind. The resulting corner is met by a hooked shot from Sergio Aguero but Tim Howard is equal to it with an instinctive save to palm the ball away. Everton are digging in.

Yaya Toure
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Man City 0-0 Everton

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

"The Manchester City fans have been trying to rouse their side since the start of the second half and they have responded with their best spell of the game, bringing Tim Howard into action on a couple of occasions - Everton are under serious pressure for the first time tonight."

Man City 0-0 Everton

City try to keep the pressure up and win a corner but Everton handle it well before De Bruyne spurns possession with a lose flicked pass straight out of play. However, it is more promising from the home side, who are at least being proactive in the game.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Two chances in quick succession for City. A low cross almost finds Raheem Sterling eight yards out but he is stopped from shooting by a sliding John Stones. Soon after, Jesus Navas drives a low cross from the right into the side-netting. City coming on strong.

Man City 0-0 Everton

That is not one for the Raheem Sterling scrapbook. He has Everton backtracking as he charges towards the box but his shot, which is intended to curl into the far corner of the net, is so wide it doesn't even go out of play on the right.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Stones is back on as City attack with a corner, which falls at the feet of Jesus Navas for a shot he hooks slightly past the far post. Decent opportunity. 

Man City 0-0 Everton

This could be trouble for Everton. John Stones is down and needs treatment and does not look comfortable as he limps over to the touchline. The Toffees have only just got Phil Jagielka back so they could really do without losing his defensive partner.

YELLOW CARD

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton are a real threat on the break. Muhamed Besic charges forward from his own box and into City territory before finding Romelu Lukaku, whose shot is deflected behind. City clear the corner, though, and set off on an attack of their own, which is ended when Sergio Aguero is dragged down by Besic. That's a booking.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton have a real swagger about them here. Not only are they not overawed by City, they are taking the game to them. And City, at the moment, don't know how to respond. Ross Barkley's ball into the box almost finds Romelu Lukaku, but Joe Hart is out quickly to claim.

Romelu Lukaku
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KICK-OFF

Man City 0-0 Everton

Game on. Again.

No sitting back

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton are certainly not sitting back and allowing City to come at them. Quite the opposite, as this first-half average positions graphic shows...

Man City v Everton
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'City have not got going'

Man City 0-0 Everton

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

"While the rain has not stopped at Etihad Stadium since kick-off, the home side have not really got going. Everton have enjoyed long spells of possession and created the better chances - City have made too many misplaced passes, bringing groans of frustration from their fans."

HALF-TIME

Man City 0-0 Everton

No goals, but plenty to recommend in a half that Everton have had the best of in pouring rain. The best chances have fallen to the away side, who have harried the hosts out of possession and been positive with it. The stands are still not full. I reckon some fans have just written it off.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Kevin de Bruyne is felled by a flick of the boot from Leon Osman. It offers City a chance to swing the ball into the box from the set-piece, which De Bruyne does... straight into the hands of Tim Howard.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everything is going Everton's way at the moment. Even when Kevin de Bruyne gets in behind them and pulls a ball back for the lurking Sergio Aguero it takes a fortunate deflection that loops the ball into Tim Howard's hands. As they say, though, you earn your luck.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Sergio Aguero hasn't done much so far but Everton would be extremely foolish to neglect him for a second. He charges into the Toffees box, beating a couple of men, and is just shaping to shoot when he is dispossessed by a perfectly timed, strong challenge from Muhamed Besic.

Sergio Aguero
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Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton are growing in confidence, knocking the ball around near the halfway line to try and probe for an opening. It is patient and full of potential. And when they lose the ball they are snapping into tackles to win it back. It adds up to one thing: the Toffees are on top.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku have linked up superbly at times this season and they do so again now. The winger's excellent forward pass releases the big striker, who charges in on goal but fails to find the target with his angled shot, thanks largely to the attention of Nicolas Otamendi.

CLOSE!

Man City 0-0 Everton

Oh, what an effort from Leon Osman! So, so close to the opener! Romelu Lukaku holds the ball up superbly on the right of the City box before crossing to the left for Osman, who strikes his volley sweetly but just a yard past the far post. No wonder his head is in his hands. He almost bagged a worldy.

Man City 0-0 Everton

The Etihad is building towards full capacity now. Apparently, someone had parked on the tram line. This country!

Meanwhile, on the pitch, a City corner is swung in, takes a couple of deflections before looping into the hands of Everton keeper Tim Howard.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Sergio Aguero tries to muscle his way past three Everton defenders in the box but he is, unsurprisingly, beaten. However, City do win a corner, which they take short. De Bruyne swings the ball in but Everton head clear. Just a few signs that the home side are turning the screw. They need to as the away side have been pretty comfortable.

Man City 0-0 Everton

Gerard Deulofeu has come to life. He tears past Martín Demichelis with ease down the left byline before his low cross is cut out and put behind by Nicolas Otamendi. If there were any people still wondering who is quicker between Deulofeu and Demichelis, there is your answer. Everton are unable to fashion anything from the resulting corner.

Man City 0-0 Everton

This is more like it. City come again and set up Raheem Sterling for a shot but he blazes his effort off target.

Raheem Sterling
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GREAT SAVE!

Man City 0-0 Everton

Suddenly, the game has sparked into life. Tim Howard is called into action to palm away a Yaya Toure header in the box before Everton race down the other end and Joe Hart pulls off his own good save to deny Gerard Deulofeu's angled shot from 10 yards out. 

Man City 0-0 Everton

Everton show some neat skill (principally back-heel passes from Leighton Baines and Muhamed Besic) to try and set up Ross Barkley in the box but he is always second favourite to Joe Hart, who slides in to claim the ball.

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lfcway: Lots empty seats due to traffic. Why not delay kick off at etihad? Fans lose out yet again. 

Man City 0-0 Everton

It has been a very tame start to proceedings here. Not much to shout about. At least all those fans who are still yet to make it to the Etihad haven't missed anything yet. In fact, if it stays like this, they might as well turn round and go home. They'll be much warmer.