Man City back to the top of League with win at Everton
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Champions Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League won 2-0 over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Aymeric Laporte headed the opener just before the interval and substitute Gabriel Jesus sealed the victory deep in stoppage time for City, who returned to the league's summit for the first time since December 8.

Both City and Liverpool have 62 points, but Pep Guardiola's side have played one game more than the Merseysiders, who have drawn their last two encounters and host Bournemouth on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur are five points behind the leading pair.

 Man City players celebrate their 2nd goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo 

 Man City players celebrate their 2nd goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Manager Guardiola, a title winner in Spain and Germany as well as England, knows that their return to the pinnacle does not mean much.

"We are leaders, but 12 games to play, a lot of games. I think we are going to drop points, hopefully less than the other teams. I don't think any team will win all 12 games," he said.

"I don't think too much about that but four or five days ago we could have been seven points behind, it is a lesson to never give up," he added.

"Liverpool have to go to Old Trafford," he said, looking ahead to their away trip to Manchester United on February 24-the day City will be at Wembley for the League Cup final against Chelsea.

"I don't know how far we will get, maybe we will die on the road, but we are trying," he said.

Source(s): Reuters