Man City go above Liverpool
Liverpool dropped from first to second in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
That’s after Man City claimed a 2-0 away win at Everton’s Goodison Park.
The Sky Blues won the match against the Toffees with goals at the end of the first and second halves.
Just before the break, Everton’s well-known weakness of defending set-pieces was again exploited by Aymeric Laporte.
Pep Guardiola introduced Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus into the match in the second period.
The Belgian set up the Brazilian for City’s crucial second in second half injury time.
Man United vs Liverpool
Man City and Liverpool are both on 62 points.
The Sky Blues have a +48 goal difference, while Liverpool’s is +41.
However Liverpool now have a game in hand over City.
To be clear, the Everton vs Man City match was rescheduled due to the fact that the Sky Blues are in the Carabao cup final against Chelsea on February 24.
That weekend Liverpool will travel to Old Trafford to face their eternal enemy Man United.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 6, 2019
How Manchester United will impact the title race
Earlier this week Pep Guardiola suggested that Man United may still be in the Premier League title race.
While few may believe that to be true, Man United’s match against Liverpool will surely be significant in the title race.
After the Everton win, Guardiola made the following comments about United:
We have played one more game than Liverpool. It’s good to be top but Liverpool has a game at Old Trafford.
On Thursday, the Daily Mail have reported that Man United are considering a warm weather training camp trip before the Liverpool game.
The subtext is that Man United will be fresh and fully prepared for this upcoming Liverpool match.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) February 6, 2019
The talking heads on ESPN have also considered how Man United could end Liverpool’s hopes of winning their first championship in 29-years.
Watch that analysis below.