Everton 0-2 Manchester City Barclays Premier League RESULT: Plus Watford 0-0 Southampton - all the action as it happened

Everton 0-2 Manchester City

Aleksandar Kolarov embarrassed Everton keeper Tim Howard at his near post before Samir Nasri finished off a magic move late on to continue Manchester City's flawless start to their 2014-15 Premier League campaign.

The Serbian defender beat Howard from almost on the byline as City claimed their third win in as many matches.

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Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton continued their shaky start to the season with a goalless draw against Watford to remain winless in the Premier League after three matches.

Were it not for a shocking second-half miss by Etienne Capoue from only two yards out it could have been worse, but the south coast club look like a side struggling to cope with a campaign in the demanding Europa League along with their domestic duties.

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So Manchester City become the early pace setters in the Premier League

Manuel Pellegrini's side make it three wins from three and in doing so go outright top of the table - making it three consecutive clean sheets too.

Liverpool can join them on maximum points tomorrow night when they face Arsenal but either way it's a flying start from Man City.

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FULL-TIME: Everton 0-2 Manchester City
Samir Nasri scores Manchester City's second goal at Goodison Park
Nasri celebrates after scoring the second goal for Manchester City which sealed all three points
FULL-TIME: Watford 0-0 Southampton
Watford's George Byers reacts after missing an opportunity against Southampton

Meanwhile at Goodison Park, the points are going away with Manchester City as Samir Nasri plays a one-two with Yaya Toure before lifting a cool finish over Tim Howard.

Fabian Delph replaces David Silva for his Manchester City debut as we enter four minutes of injury time. Nasri had been booked moments before too.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

We are into injury time at Vicarage Road. We could be playing until the end of the month and still not see a break in the deadlock here.

Everton 0-1 Manchester City

With just four minutes to play, Gerard Deulofeu replaces Cleverley for his second home debut following a previous spell on loan in Everton's final change.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Valon Behrami is replaced by Ben Watson for Watford as this particular contest heads towards a goalless stalemate.

I can't see any goals coming in the last few minutes at Vicarage Road. Goodison Park is our best shout for those.

Everton 0-1 Manchester City

I've put the kiss of death on it again. Since saying Man City were comfortable, Everton have twice come close to scoring.

First Joe hart's poor punch from a corner sees the ball bounce inside the box before City clear, before moments later Vincent Kompany clears a header off the line.

It's another change for the visitors as Wilfried Bony replaces Aguero.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton also make a switch and Jay Rodriguez continues to try and get back up to speed following his return from a long injury lay-off as he replaces Graziano Pelle.

Everton 0-1 Manchester City

Boos from the Everton supporters as ex-Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling departs and Samir Nasri replaces him. manchester City are looking comfortable with 14 minutes to play as they chase a third goal.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (left) and Everton's Seamus Coleman react after colliding
Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton are starting to apply pressure to Watford but after Soares fires off target, Graziano Pelle does likewise having controlled the ball with his back to goal and firing over on the turn. 

From OptaJoe
Watford 0-0 Southampton

After that Capoue header, it's somehow still goalless at Vicarage Road as Southampton send on James Ward-Prowse for Steven Davis.

Alessandro Diamanti (left) of Watford is challenged by Steven Davis of Southampton
Watford 0-0 Southampton

What a chance for Watford! Diamanti's corner is flicked on by Deeney but from just a couple of yards out Capoue somehow nods over.

Everton 0-1 Manchester City

Should have been Kolarov. Man City break but as Jesus Navas makes his way into the penalty box, the rabbit sees the headlights and he can only fire straight at Howard who beats the ball away for a corner.

With 27 minutes to play, Everton send on Steven Naismith for Arouna Kone


Who needs Aguero when you have Aleksandar Kolarov? After collecting an overlapping pass from Sterling, the full-back takes the ball to the byline before beating Tim Howard at his near post with an effort from a very acute angle.

Aleksandar Kolarov fired home the opening goal for Manchester City
Kolarov (right) celebrates his goal with Manchester City team-mate Fernandinho
Watford 0-0 Southampton

The head is bandaged up but Cedric Soares is still a step ahead of the Watford defence. The full-back cuts inside from the right after cutting on to his left foot to beat his man, but his low near post drive lacks power as Gomes collects.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

A day late and a dollar short from Oriol Romeu who is booked for a reckless sliding tackle on Watford's Etienne Capoue.

Two games and no goals so far - West Brom vs Chelsea seems a long time ago now.

From Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham at Vicarage Road

'Matt Targett is growing in confidence in Southampton’s left-back position with every game.
He is considered a real promising talent on the south coast. I tipped the 19-year-old to really break through this season and it does not look like he will disappoint.

'Bit odd that Watford change. Alessandro Diamanti could provide the cutting edge they were so lacking in the first half, but Quique Sanchez Flores has brought off full-back Jose Holebas, forcing the most exciting thing about their performance Ikechi Anya to left back.'

A Southampton fan refuses to give the ball back to Ikechi Anya of Watford at Vicarage Road
From Sportsmail's Dominic King at Goodison Park

'Been a proper game of football so far, played in a good atmosphere. Plenty of players catching the eye – not least the magical David Silva – but one man who may have gone under the radar before his injury iwas Brendan Galloway.

'Standing in at left-back for Leighton Baines, the teenager played with assurance and made some important tackles. He is a player whom Roberto Martinez regards highly and he showed why against the title favourites.'

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

OFF THE POST! Manchester City the woodwork, but they really should be scoring.

Raheem Sterling's short cutting ball into the box is collected by David Silva but he crashes a near post drive off the woodwork before the ball bounces out to safety.

Everton's Phil Jagielka (left) puts pressure on Manchester City's Sergio Aguero
SECOND-HALF: Play is also back underway at Goodison Park

No additional changes though as Manchester City restart. 

SECOND-HALF: Away we go again at Vicarage Road

And Watford have made a change at the break, throwing on Alessandro Diamanti for his debut in place of Jose Holebas.

From OptaJoe
HALF-TIME: Everton 0-0 Manchester City
Manchester City's Fernandinho was booked after fouling Everton's Tom Cleverley
HALF-TIME: Watford 0-0 Southampton
Sadio Mane of Southampton receives treatment before being taken off injured
Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Desperate defending from Man City. Fernandinho is now booked after his sliding tackle to bring down a charging Tom Cleverley on the the edge of the City box gives Everton a free-kick.

This set-piece was a lot closer than Barkley's last shot, as Lukaku's strike clips the top of the crossbar.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Galloway picked up a knock a few moments ago and inside four added minutes at the end of this first half he is replaced by Tyias Browning having not been able to run off that injury.

Everton's Ross Barkley (right) saw a free-kick fly over the Manchester City wall and crossbar
Watford 0-0 Southampton

Meanwhile Watford should be in front at Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney plays the ball down the right for Ikechi Anya, but his low cross towards the near post somehow skips past Odion Ighalo who only had to tap home a finish.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Ah, what a fine run! Barkley charges at the Man City defence from the halfway line and wins a free-kick right on the edge of the box after Mangala catches him on the ankle. The Man City defender is booked for his trip.

The less said about the set-piece, the better as Barkley fires way off target.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Another break in play for an injury. This time it's Brendan Galloway needing medical assistance, but despite staying down for quite a while he will be ok to continue.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Half-chance from a set-piece for Southampton, but Steven Caulker's header at the near post is easily collected by Gomes - who seems to have learned how to catch the ball since his butter fingers days at Tottenham.

Sadio Mane had to be replaced for Southampton after colliding with Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes
Everton 0-0 Manchester City

All the action is at Goodison Park so far, where even Yaya Toure is coming to life. The midfielder muscles into the penalty box on the right but his powerfully hit low ball across the six-yard box is nowhere near a team-mate as the ball skids out to safety.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

You would need to bullet some header from 18 yards to beat Joe Hart, but Phil Jagielka goes close to doing just that.

Form a corner the Everton defender is found unmarked on the edge of the box, but his nodded effort just clears the crossbar.

Romelu Lukaku takes the ball around Joe Hart to score but the goal is ruled out for offside
The significance of that Mane injury hasn't been lost on Southampton fans
Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Everton have sorted out their early defensive woes, but it of course helps when the game is being played in the Manchester City half.

Seamus Coleman cuts inside from the right before seeing a low drive sneak past Joe Hart's near post.

Watford 0-0 Southampton

Mane has been in real pain since that collision with Gomes, and has gone off holding what looks the side of his rib as he is replaced by Shane Long.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Ball in the net at Goodison Park, but Romelu Lukaku's celebrations are cut short by an offside flag - a correctly raised one at that.

Shame from a football perspective because it was a tidy finish after a clever Ross Barkley pass.

David Silva of Manchester City shoots as he is challenged by Everton defenders
Watford 0-0 Southampton

It's all about the medics down at Vicarage Road right now. Now Sadio Mane needs attention after being caught by Heurelho Gomes chasing a through ball. No debates over a penalty as he was flagged offside, but he is still limping.

Will a potential injury put Manchester United off in their pursuit of the forward?

From Sportsmail's Dominic King at Goodison Park
From Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham at Vicarage Road

'Oriol Romeu seems to be sticking on Ikechi Anya. A lot of Watford’s attacks are going down the right flank via their pacy winger and Southampton’s defensive midfielder is repeatedly doubling up on him with their left-back Matt Targett.'

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Everton are an accident waiting to happen at the back. Arouna Kone is robbed of the ball in a left-back position by Navas, who squares for Silva.

The playamker plays a pass to the back post, but at full stretch Raheem Sterling just can't find the touch to turn the ball home

Watford 0-0 Watford & Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Medics minute. Treatment is needed for head injuries in both games as Cedric Soares is bandaged up for Southampton, while Bacary Sagna needs treatment for Man City after being caught by an arm from Everton's Gareth Barry.

I would argue the midfielder is lucky not to get booked there as his arm was raised.

You are not misusing much at Vicarage Road by the way, no chances in the first 10 minutes.

Troy Deeney (right) of Watford is challenged by Oriol Romeu of Southampton at Vicarage Road
Everton 0-0 Manchester City

What is it with Sergio Aguero these days, does he need five chances to score? Davild Silva picks out Jesus Navas on the right, whose low cross finds the Argentine.

His first time strike is on target but once again Howard makes the save.

Aguero needed five opportunities against Chelsea last week, he may need a similar number today.

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

Defenders on top so far. Eliaquim Mangala is already getting stuck in with a couple of challenges for Man City, while John Stones is given a cheer by the home fans following his latest tackle.

Everton's Arouna Kone (centre) heads the ball clear from the Toffees penalty box
From Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham at Vicarage Road

'Watford centre-back Sebastian Prodl against Southampton striker Graziano Pelle should be an interesting tussle this afternoon. Prodl is 6ft 5ins and Pelle is not that much off him.'

Everton 0-0 Manchester City

It took Manchester City just 30 seconds to create a chance against Chelsea. It takes just 90 seconds against Everton.

David Silva's deflected shot falls into the path of Sergio Aguero whose shot from close range is blocked behind by Tim Howard.

There's a delay in taking the corner as medics rush into the crowd to treat a spectator. Plenty of concerned faces on and off the pitch so I hope that supporter is ok.


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Their side may have won 3-0 last week, but all is not well among Everton fans...

Many protested before the game at Goodison Park against the club board.

Everton fans protest against chairman Bill Kenwright outside the stadium over the lack of trophies
Toffees supporters protested against Kenwright and want a new owner at the club
FULL-TIME: West Brom 2-3 Chelsea - click here for the full match report

We've had plenty of drama already this afternoon, with Pedro scoring on his Chelsea debut, with the Blues also having John Terry sent off on their 3-2 win at West Brom.

Click here for the full match report from the Hawthorns.

=Nemanja Matic of Chelsea celebrates after his side won 3-2 at West Brom
From OptaJoe
So while Berahino is not in the frame of mind to start for West Brom...

It's good to know John Stones knows what contract he signed and that will be doing his day job for Everton this afternoon.

Chelsea are of course linked with the defender in a £30m switch, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep his focus on the ball today rather than the potential flood of zeros that could be added on the end of his bank account balance from a Blues switch.

John Stones arrives at Goodison Park for the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City
Watford squad to take on Southampton

Former West Ham midfielder Alessandro Diamanti named on the bench as Watford look for their first victory of the Premier League season.

Watford: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Holebas; Capoue, Behrami; Jurado, Ighalo, Anya; Deeney

Subs: Arlauskis, Britos, Layun, Watson, Abdi, Diamanti, Forestieri

Alessandro Diamanti starts on the bench for Watford
Victor Wanyama included in Southampton starting XI

Ronald Koeman keeps faith in midfielder Victor Wanyama despite reports he is keen to leave the club.

Southampton: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Fonte, Davis, Mane, Wanyama, Romeu, Pelle, Caulker, Targett

Subs: K. Davis (GK), Long, Rodriguez, Tadić, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi

Victor Wanyama arrives at Vicarage Road on Sunday
The squad are out ahead of Everton v Manchester City

Sergio Aguero starts for Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini's side look to continue their recent good form.

Chelsea transfer target John Stones is given the nod for Everton as they look to keep the Citizens quiet.

Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Sterling, Silva, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Denayer, Demichelis, Delph, Nasri, Iheanacho, Bony

Everton: Howard, Galloway, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Cleverley, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku

Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Deulofeu, Osman, Browning

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Everton take on Manchester City and Watford host Southampton to complete Sunday's drama.

Manchester City are on a high after hammering Chelsea last time out, but Manuel Pellegrini's side will need to be on top of their game when they travel to Goodison Park to face the Toffees.

Watford and Southampton are still looking for their first wins of the domestic season and collide at Vicarage Road, with Ronald Koeman's team hoping to put a heavy home defeat by Everton behind them. 

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