Erling Haaland and Gundogan’s goals saw Manchester City take a huge step towards another Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Everton.
Ilkay Gundogan scored two goals and Erling Haaland scored one on Sunday as Man City moved four points clear of Arsenal atop the Premier League table with an 11th consecutive victory.
With three games remaining, Pep Guardiola’s side has 85 points and has a match in hand with Arsenal who lost to Brighton on the same day. Everton now stands in quicksand, just above the relegation zone in 17th place with 32 points.
“From minute one we took the game in our hands. It was a brilliant performance at the end of the season. We need two more victories to be champions.
“We controlled the game. We were patient and attacked the spaces. Gundogan arriving in the box is amazing. Really really important,” Coach Pep Guardiola said.
Gundogan scored in the 37th minute from Riyad Mahrez’s cross amidst Everton defenders giving out a blind shot past keeper Jordan Pickford. Haaland then headed in Gundogan’s cross two minutes later to make his 36th this Premier League season.
Gundogan then scored the third goal shortly after halftime from a freekick.
“It’s a dream come true being here. The only team in Europe to be fighting in all competitions,” Guardiola said.
“From minute one we took the game in our hands. It was a brilliant performance at the end of the season.
“Still it is not over, in the Premier League is it never over. I said to the players try to relax and just do what you have done for the last four or five years,” he added.
Everton Vs Man City | Premier League Video Highlights
Everton (4-3-3): 1-Jordan Pickford (GK) — 3-Nathan Patterson, 13-Yerry Mina, 2- James Tarkowski, 4-Mason Holgate (20-Conor Coady ’56) — 37-James Garner (11-Demarai Gray ’76), 16-Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27-Idrissa Gueye (8-Amadou Onana ’56) — 17-Alex Iwobi, 9-Dominic Calvert-Lewin (20-Neal Maupay ’46), 7-Dwight McNeil
Man City: (4-1-4-1): Ederson (GK) — 2-Kyle Walker, 3-Ruben Dias, 14-Aymeric Laporte, 25-Manuel Akanji (21-Sergio Gomez ’90) — 16-Rodri (4-Kalvin Phillips ’88) — 26-Riyad Mahrez, 19-Julian Alvarez, 8-Ilkay Gundogan (20-Bernardo Silva ’78), 47-Phil Foden — 9-Erling Haaland (10-Jack Grealish ’78)