Everton vs Man City last five H2Hs: Guardiola returns to a happy hunting ground

The Everton vs Man City last five H2Hs suggest that the Toffees could be in for a long night on Wednesday but with City perhaps tired from their exploits in Saudi Arabia, could a shock be on the cards?

Man City's first Premier League match post-World Club Cup will be a trip to Goodison Park on Wednesday, 27th December. After being crowned as World Champions, the Blues will be keen to get back on track in the Premier League but they face a tricky fixture against one of the league's most in-form teams.

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Man City have an imperious record against Everton in recent years – Photo by Icon sport

Everton vs Man City H2H record

Everton and Man City both have a long history in English football and they have played each other 195 times. They have faced off in several important fixtures but the biggest was perhaps the 1933 FA Cup final where the Toffees came out on top in an emphatic 3-0 victory.

  • Everton Wins: 68
  • Draws: 48
  • Man City Wins: 79

The Everton vs Man City rivalry is one that has been flipped on its head since City were purchased by Sheikh Mansour in 2008. Prior to the buyout, Everton had a superior record over City but that has all changed in recent times with Goodison Park now a happy hunting ground for the Blues.

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Can Dominic Calvert-Lewin lead Everton to their first win over Man City in six years? – Photo by Icon sport

Everton vs Man City last five H2Hs

Man City 5-0 Everton – 23rd May 2021

Man City gave Everton a humbling at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the 2020/21 season. City had already wrapped up the league title going into the match while Everton had nothing to play for with a midtable finish guaranteed regardless of the result. The match marked Sergio Aguero's final match at the Etihad Stadium and the Argentinian netted a brace before the Blues lifted the title in front of their supporters.

Man City 3-0 Everton – 21st November 2021

Man City and Everton met again at the Etihad Stadium in November 2021 at a time when Everton fans were starting to turn on Rafael Benitez. It was a comfortable afternoon for the home side with the goals coming from Rodri, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva. City had started the season relatively slowly by their standards but this win put them up to second in the table.

Everton 0-1 Man City – 26th February 2022

Frank Lampard was in the Everton dugout by the time the two sides met again in February 2022. The Toffees were facing a very real threat of relegation and needed points desperately but they came away from this one empty-handed. A Phil Foden goal in the 82nd minute was enough for the three points but Everton were left reeling when a Rodri handball didn't earn them a penalty in stoppage time.

Man City 1-1 Everton – 31st December 2022

Frank Lampard's Everton secured the unlikeliest of points at the Etihad Stadium in December 2022. Everton had previously gone five years without any kind of result against Man City but a stunner from Demarai Gray in the second half was more earned the Toffees a valuable point as they once again battled against relegation. The draw for City was merely a bump on the road to a famous treble.

Everton 0-3 Man City – 14th May 2023

The most recent Everton vs Man City H2H came in May 2023 in a decisive game for both clubs. Everton were fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league while City were just two wins away from their third consecutive league title. After a frustrating opening 35 minutes, City took the lead thanks to a wonder goal from Ilkay Gundogan and never looked back.

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Ilkay Gundogan celebrates his wonder goal against Everton in May 2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Jack Grealish

After playing a key role in Man City's treble-winning campaign last season, Jack Grealish has found himself fighting for his place in the team this season after the signing of Jeremy Doku. Doku's output has led to many people questioning whether Grealish does enough in a City shirt but in recent weeks, he has begun to silence those critics.

The England forward has stepped up since Doku was injured against Tottenham at the start of December and he has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances. With Doku still out, Grealish is certain to play at Goodison Park and he will be keen to ensure his performance makes him undroppable when the Belgian returns to full fitness.

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Jack Grealish will be looking to score in his fourth consecutive league match – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

Looking at the Everton vs Man City last five H2Hs, the key trend here is quite simply that Man City win a lot of football matches against Everton. Although the Toffees have been impressive lately, we think that City will return from the Club World Cup with a spring in their step and put Everton away in a high-scoring encounter.

For more tips, check out our in-depth Everton vs Man City prediction.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.