Player ratings: Everton v Manchester City

Given – The wall, rather than Shay, was at fault for Everton’s first as de Jong moved to allow Pienaar a gap. Shay needed his reflexes to tip over other efforts and keep us in the game. 7

Garrido – There were a couple of times when Donovan and others got through on our left flank, but Javier did ok on the ball. 6

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Verdict: Everton 2 Manchester City 0

A predictably fired-up Everton forced City on to the back foot as Roberto Mancini suffered his first defeat since taking over at Eastlands. The absence of so many players finally caught up with us and by the end the “honeymoon is over” cliche was out in force for the manager.

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