Well the not so eagerly anticipated game against our bogey team Everton arrives Saturday. Usually I dread this fixture more than any other. The major reason for this is that we can never seem to beat the buggers. This time around though we are a completely revitalised team and on present form ( with the slight blip against Fulham an exception) I think we shall turn the Toffees over and give a hiding to nothing. The following stats courtesy of eurosport show just how bad against Gollums Everton we have been in the past.
The Toffees have won their last four away games against Manchester City. Everton have won seven and lost one of their last eight Premier League games against Man City and the last four in a row. Tim Cahill has scored in his last three games against City at the Etihad Stadium. Yaya Toure scored in both Premier League meetings with Everton last season. Manchester City have won 11 and lost none of their last 12 Premier League home games and kept clean sheets in six of the last seven games at the Etihad Stadium. City have never beaten Everton in the Premier League after conceding the opening goal, losing 13 and drawing two of those 15 games.
Well it certainly does not make pleasant reading does it? Well I hope this cheers you up a bit.
Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in his first five Premier League appearances, matching the record of Mick Quinn for Coventry. Man City are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches (W7 D1) since losing to Everton in May. David Silva has created more scoring chances from open play (18) than any other player in the top flight.
Manchester City have won 75% of headers in their own penalty area, a higher percentage than any other team.
Mickey Quinn hey, remember him? quality mullett and tash that fella had, he was a real good looking fella. Anyway enough about Mickey Quinn and on to Saturdays Game. I personally think we will turn Everton over with a high score of 5-0. The usual Crown and Lion Pub will be the venue for game. Kick off is early at 3.45pm and it will be with sound and English Commentary. So no excuses for a piss poor turnout like last Sunday, I want to see as many of you there as possible. See you from 3pm onwards.