Week 21: Everton hit four past Man City, Ibrahimovic rescues Man United draw against Liverpool

Man City’s Premier League title hopes suffered another blow as Everton stunned Pep Guardiola’s 4-0 with 18-year-old Tom Davies stealing the show at Goodison Park.

Romelu Lukaku’s 12th goal of the season gave the Toffees the lead after 34 minutes with a calm left-footed strike from inside the box and Kevin Mirallas went from provider to goalscorer for 2-0, two minutes into the second-half with a low strike into the far corner.

Tom Davies grabbed Everton's third in a 4-0 thrashing of Man City image: chatsports.com

Tom Davies grabbed Everton’s third in a 4-0 thrashing of Man City
image: chatsports.com

Teenager Tom Davies grabbed his first Premier League goal with an excellent chip over the head of Claudio Bravo on 79 minutes and new signing Ademola Lookman completed the rout in injury time, as he slotted into the far corner from a tight angle.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 14th Premier League goal of the season denied Liverpool a Merseyside double over the Manchester clubs as Jose Mourinho’s side fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 with the Reds to keep their unbeaten run alive.

James Milner made no mistake from the penalty spot to put Liverpool in front after 27 minutes following Paul Pogba’s handball inside the box, but Ibrahimovic’s 84th minute header rescued a point for the home side to move within two points of neighbours Man City.

Leaders Chelsea got back to winning ways as champions Leicester were no match for Antonio Conte’s side, who cruised to a 3-0 win even without want-away striker Diego Costa.

Marcos Alonso put Chelsea in front after just six minutes with a right-footed effort into the far corner and the left-back grabbed a second goal on 51 minutes, as his effort deflected off Wes Morgan and into the back of the net.

There are reports of a bust up between gaffer Conte and Costa after a big money move to China was rejected but the rumours had no effect on Chelsea, with Pedro’s 71st minutes header wrapping up a 3-0 win and all three points for the league leaders.

Tottenham moved up to second in the table as Maurico Pochettino’s side made it six Premier League wins on the spin, with Harry Kane netting a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over West Brom.

It took just 12 minutes for Kane to put Spurs 1-0 up with a right-footed strike from close range and Gareth McAuley sent Christian Eriksen’s effort past his own goalkeeper on 26 minutes to double Tottenham’s advantage.

Kane grabbed his second and Tottenham’s third on 77 minutes as he volleyed in Kyle Walker’s cross, before he slotted Dele Alli’s excellent lob pass in at the far post five minutes later to complete his hat-trick.

There was also a big win for Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal, as the Gunners made it a Premier League debut to forget for Paul Clement with a 4-0 thrashing of struggling Swansea.

Olivier Giroud got Arsenal up and running on 37 minutes with a powerful strike from close range and it was 2-0 to the Gunners on 64 minutes, as Alex Iwobi’s cross deflected off Jack Cork and over the head of Lukas Fabianski.

Iwobi was denied again three minutes later when Kyle Naughton sent the winger’s shot into his own net and Alexis Sanchez slotted home from close range on 73 minutes to help Arsenal climb back into the top four.

There was a better start to life in the Premier League for Hull manager Marco Silva, but the Tigers did have to come from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1 to move off the bottom of the table.

Junior Stanislas’ third minute penalty gave Hull a nightmare start to the game after Harry Maguire brought down Ryan Fraser just inside the box, but Abel Hernandez levelled things up just after the half-hour mark by heading home Andrew Robertson’s curling cross.

Hernandez – who made his first start since returning from a groin injury – grabbed his second of the game five minutes into the second half with a brilliant solo effort and Hull sealed the win on 62 minutes when Tyrone Mings sent Huddlestone’s strike past his own goalkeeper.

Elsewhere, Andy Carroll’s bicycle kick was the pick of the bunch as West Ham thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 to leave Sam Allardyce still looking for his first Eagles victory, while Joey Barton’s free-kick gave Burnley a 1-0 win over Southampton.

Andy Carroll scored a goal of the season contender in West Ham's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace image: skysports.com

Andy Carroll scored a goal of the season contender in West Ham’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace
image: skysports.com

Saturday 14 Jan

Tottenham 4-0 West Brom (Kane 12, 77, 82, McAuley o/g 26)
Burnley 1-0 Southampton (Barton 78)
Hull 3-1 Bournemouth (Hernandez 32, 50, Mings o/g 62 | Stanislas pen 3)
Sunderland 1-3 Stoke (Defoe 40 | Arnautovic 15, 22, Crouch 34)
Swansea 0-4 Arsenal (Giroud 37, Cork o/g 64, Naughton o/g 67, Sanchez 73)
Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough
West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace (Feghouli 68, Carroll 79, Lanzini 86)
Leicester 0-3 Chelsea (Alonso 6, 51, Pedro 71)

Sunday 15 Jan

Everton 4-0 Man City (Lukaku 34, Mirallas 47, Davies 79, Lookman 90)
Man United 1-1 Liverpool (Ibrahimovic 84 | Milner pen 27)

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