Manchester City are running away with the Premier League title as a 3-1 victory at Everton created a ten-point lead at the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola’s men won for the 17th match in a row, despite being pegged back by Richarlison, as goals from Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva left Manchester United two-figures behind them in second.

Mahrez’s goal was the pick of the bunch

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Mahrez’s goal was the pick of the bunch

It’s the first time in top-flight history that an English team has won all ten of their opening matches in a calendar year as their incredible 2021 continues.

While there was a bit of fortune about Foden and Richarlison’s first-half goals, Mahrez’s curling effort was unstoppable before Silva rounded off a fabulous team move.

Describing the last goal for talkSPORT, Sunderland legend Micky Gray said: “It’s just brilliant, again fantastic play from City, looking between the lines and finding the spaces.

“Should Jordan Pickford have saved it? There will be question marks over that – but let’s talk about the football City are playing.

“It’s crisp, they just fire it around. When it goes into Silva, it’s absolutely fantastic.”

Man City were at their unstoppable best in the second-half


Man City were at their unstoppable best in the second-half

While the result puts City 16 points above champions Liverpool, Everton miss the opportunity to go level on points with their Merseyside rivals ahead of the derby this weekend.

Ahead of this match, the Toffees could’ve gone above fourth-place Chelsea by winning both of their games in hand, but now they face a mountain to climb if they want to qualify for the Champions League.

Having failed to win their last five matches at home, they might be looking forward to their Anfield trip on Saturday, where Liverpool have lost their last three league matches.


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