Player ratings: Manchester City v Everton

Given – Typified the frustration with a sprint into the opposition half to remonstrate with the referee. Unfortunately Shay had little chance with the goals and was otherwise rarely employed. 6

Richards – Good to see him sharper in the tackle after being rested on Sunday. Did his best to take the game to Everton in the first half and was unlucky to be taken off. 7

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Verdict: Fulham 1 Manchester City 2

City proved good value for victory over Fulham with goals from Santa Cruz and Tevez vindicating Roberto Manchini’s attacking line-up. Despite missing several chances to increase our lead, City survived a couple of late scares with the score at 2-1 following a questionable penalty against Gareth Barry.

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