Manchester City certainly didn't have it all their own way, as they battled to a 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.
Before a ball had even been kicked, some people still clearly haven't gotten used to City's, erm, luminous kit...
What is that Man City kit by the way— Kuldeep Patil (@kuld16p) September 28, 2019
It’s so horrible.#EVEMCI
Wtf is that global hypercolour tequila sunrise rhubarb and custard MONSTROSITY City are wearing?! It looks like something the MLS would turn down as a "bit much". They should be fined a goal every time they wear it. #EVEMCI— Nick Wallis (@nickwallis) September 28, 2019
Meanwhile, one user thought the kit had a distinct resemblance with something rather unusual. I must confess, I haven't a clue what on earth this person wrote, but hey, you can see what they mean. Take a look for yourself...
Anyway, back to the football? Sadly for Theo Walcott, he was forced off with a face injury inside the first minute. After a six minute delay, City wasted no time getting back into their stride and carved open their first opening moments later - Ilkay Gundagon somehow hitting the post from two yards...
Gundogan missed a sitter so easy it was orders of magnitude harder to miss than not #EVEMCI— Gregor Smith (@flc) September 28, 2019
But, somehow, we all knew that City were just getting going. And with less than 25 minutes on the clock, the Sky Blues took the lead through Gabriel Jesus.
On his return to the team, he found himself in space to head home. But, it was all about one man.
Kevin De Bruyne, what a pass...
De buryne should be banned for life from crossing the balls.. #EVEMCI— justme (@saif4evaa) September 28, 2019
Kevin De Bruyne knows how to kick a ball dunt he #EVEMCI— Fisher (@onlyonefishpie) September 28, 2019
And although Pep Guardiola's men dominated the early exchanges, Everton soon found themselves level, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin ensured Seamus Coleman's chip was going in...
However, it's fair to say Fantasy Premier League lovers had their say on the matter.
Sorry, Alex Iwobi and Seamus Coleman owners. I feel your pain.
Iwobi owners in shambles— Gerí (@DeadIyDeulofeu) September 28, 2019
Everton came flying out of the blocks in the second half and the Citizens were on the back foot. Marco Silva's men probed and tested City's shaky defence and were gaining some success.
In typical fashion, users took to Twitter to explain just how weak City's defence looked...
Sadly I think this is Liverpool’s league to lose this year, City don’t look half as good defensively as they did last year still early days tho #EVEMCI— Sonny (@sonnyjfox00) September 28, 2019
Why in the world is Zinchenko marking Mina..no wonder Man City are susceptible on set pieces #EVEMCI— Soc-Talk Pod (@SocTalkPod) September 28, 2019
Nonetheless, Guardiola's side raced down the other end and should have taken the lead. But, Sterling squandered the chance, firing wide from Mahrez's delicious pass.
It was a sitter...
If city lose this game I will blame pep..what is sterling still doing in that pitch!#EVEMCI— Pep (@Pep15139518) September 28, 2019
Sterling's blushes were spared though as Mahrez came to his rescue. After winning a free kick on the edge of the Everton area, the Algerian decided he wanted to take it.
His low effort curled in to the far past, but many believed Jordan Pickford should have done better...
Jordan Pickford epitomises what it means to be the England number one.— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) September 28, 2019
Someone who talks a big game, consistently makes 'uncharacteristic' mistakes, is completely overrated and not actually very good #EVEMCI
The Sky Blues added a late third through Sterling, which all-but ensured three points for the away side.
The final whistle blew and City moved back within five points of Liverpool, but it wasn't the most reassuring display...
City win in the end but one statistic shows how poor their defence has suddenly become.— Zelina #1 (@bainalan05) September 28, 2019
Edison saved six shots today which gives him two points in #FPL.
I did not have him in my fantasy team to get me points for saving shots and I don't think anyone would have. #EVEMCI #PL
Ok Mahrez was brilliant but let's talk about the howlers in the citizen defense ! #EVEMCI— numberthree3 (@imnumberthree3) September 28, 2019
A very tricky away day for Pep Guardiola and his men, but ultimately, they came away with the three points. As for Everton, it may not have been the result they were hoping for, but it was certainly a promising display.
Source : 90min