Man City sweep aside Everton to close on Chelsea

Raheem Sterling, Rodri and Bernardo Silva bought the objectives as Manchester Metropolis cruised to a 3-Zero win over Everton to maneuver inside three factors of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

With the main target of the soccer world on occasions throughout Manchester on Sunday as United sacked supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Metropolis made mild work of seeing off an Everton facet nonetheless decimated by accidents to key gamers.

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Pep Guardiola was additionally with out Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian examined constructive for coronavirus and the injured Jack Grealish, however nonetheless had far an excessive amount of in reserve for the Toffees.

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Sterling was denied a penalty halfway via the primary half by a VAR assessment after referee Stuart Attwell initially pointed to the spot for a visit by Michael Keane.

The England worldwide didn’t have to attend lengthy to web on his 300th Premier League look as he turned dwelling Joao Cancelo’s sensational cross with the surface of his proper foot for his 98th purpose within the English high flight.

With out the presence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin up entrance, Everton not often threatened.

Rafael Benitez’s males have now taken simply two factors from the final 18 on provide within the Premier League to drop into the underside half of the desk and simply six factors away from the relegation zone.

Rodri’s beautiful long-range drive into the highest nook 10 minutes after the break ended the sport as a contest.

Metropolis have been then content material to cruise for the ultimate half-hour with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League conflict with Paris Saint-Germain.

Sterling ought to have slotted dwelling his second of the afternoon from Riyad Mahrez’s inviting cross, however was as an alternative denied by worldwide teammate Jordan Pickford as he tried to around the goalkeeper.

Metropolis did get a deserved third 5 minutes from time when Silva adopted up after Cole Palmer’s shot was blocked.

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