After last week’s win at home over fellow relegation rivals Swansea Marco Silva’s side travelled to Everton looking to keep their survival bid on track. Unfortunately for Silva the game couldn’t have started any worse as the home side took an early lead. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his first Premier League goal as he tapped home a cross from Tom Davies in the 9th minute.
Despite going behind City had chances to equalise but they were squandered by Andy Robertson and Sam Clucas so the home side went into the dressing rooms in front at Half Time.
The game was taken beyond City when Tom Huddlestone was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Everton Midfielder Idrissa Gueye. This was a bitter blow for City and Everton soon doubled their lead when Lukaku played a ball over the top to Enner Valencia who put it past Jakupovic. The score line was made more lopsided in stoppage time by the prolific Belgian striker Lukaku. He scored his first after being played in by Enner Valencia. He then scored another in the 94th minute as he pounced on a poor back pass to beat Jakupovic. This made it 4-0 which was a score that no one saw coming until Huddlestone was sent off. Until that point Marco Silva’s side were well in the game but they fell apart when down to 10 men and after rejecting a contract offer earlier in the week Lukaku once again stole the headlines.
Having started the day only 1 point away from safety the gap is now three points as the pressure begins to ramp up on Silva after his positive start to life as Hull City boss.