Match Of The Week: Manchester City 1-2 Everton

Carlos Tevez, then, has withdrawn his transfer request after what are apparently called “clear the air” talks with the executives of Manchester City Football Club. It feels as if there is an incessant need on the part of the media to create a crisis at Manchester City at every turn this season. We all know that their financial arrangements err on the wrong side of ridiculous, but the suspicion is now starting to form that there is something of a witch hunt going on at The City of Manchester Stadium. City, the upstarts, the perennial failures, are at the point of achieving something and you don’t have to be a fan of the way that they are going about things to start to form the opinion that there are plenty of people out there that really don’t want to them to upset the status quo. Everton, meanwhile, continue to exist on that high-wire between being an enigma and a car crash. It’s two months since they beat Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. This was exactly the moment that we should have expected their season to kick into some sort of gear, but since that match they have won one, lost two and drawn six. There have been decent results for them, even in this shaky period – draws at Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane are...

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