Everton 0 – Man City 2
Everton played better than they had down in recent matches, however Man City still won the match 2-0.
Goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus and the ends of each half earned the Sky Blues three big points.
As a result, Man City moved above Liverpool into first place in the Premier League on goal difference.
Fernandinho was lucky he wasn’t sent off at Everton
Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho ended the Everton match with a yellow card.
Craig Pawson booked Fernandinho in the 73rd minute after an overzealous challenge from the City enforcer.
In a mistimed tackle, Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye was left on the turf after Fernandinho stamped on his foot.
But should that booking have triggered Fernandinho’s dismissal at Goodison Park?
The midfielder was arguably lucky to still be on the pitch after he got away with a couple of other fouls in the game.
Fernandinho’s earlier foul vs Everton’s Tom Davies
How did Fernandinho avoid a booking in the 52nd minute?
Ref Pawson had a perfect view to see the Man City midfielder take out Everton’s Tom Davies with a late and mistimed tackle.
Despite Davies flying in the air, Everton only received a free-kick.
Social media reaction
Craig Pawson didn’t hesitate to show Boly a straight red card for a debatable challenge in the City v Wolves match yet he ignored repeated offenses by Fernandinho at Goodison before finally giving him a yellow in the 72nd minute. Then he gives Zouma a yellow for a first offence.
— Rob ARSENAL FC (@bergkamp_henry) February 7, 2019
Fernandinho shouldn't be lauded what good protection he is for City, if referees did their job properly he would be a red card waiting to happen everytime he plays.
— Red Machine (@AshiqueNasar) February 6, 2019
Pawson could’ve sent Fernandinho off in the first 20 minutes of in the first 20 minutes of this half. He hasn’t even booked him. Disgraceful display by an official AGAIN @fa
— John McMahon (@JohnMcMah0n) February 6, 2019
Fernandinho should have been sent off at least three tackles ago
— Spenser Davis (@spenserdavis) February 6, 2019