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Man City’s new talismanic duo lead statement Premier League comeback at Everton

Man City 2-1 Everton: Five days on from winning the Club World Cup, a return to Premier League action brought a victory

City back to winning ways

Five days earlier, goals from Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden had rendered Manchester City officially the best team on the planet, winning the Club World Cup. Having returned to Premier League action, City found themselves trailing at Goodison Park. With a solitary victory in their previous six league games and an eight-point deficit to the Premier League summit, City were in need of a win.

Foden saves the day

Once again, Phil Foden stepped forward to inspire his team’s comeback. He scored the equalizer with a wonderfully crisp strike from 20 yards and almost added another shortly after. His efforts helped City avoid what could have been their fourth away defeat of the season.

City benefits from rivals’ mistakes

During City’s absence for the Club World Cup, rivals such as Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Liverpool had dropped points. Everton had taken the lead, but City capitalized on their rivals’ mistakes and bounced back to claim a crucial win upon their return to Premier League action.

Pickford’s heroics overshadowed

Despite Jordan Pickford’s heroics and a lead for Everton, City managed to turn the tide. Pickford’s remarkable saves during the game were overshadowed by the loss, including an embarrassing clearance that led to Bernardo Silva’s goal.

Champions looking ahead

The return to Premier League action for City, fresh off their Club World Cup triumph, saw them secure a vital victory. Even in the absence of star player Erling Haaland, their comeback win at Everton showed their championship mettle as they strive to defend their Premier League title.