x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

City blitz woeful Pompey

Manchester City responded to the news that the formal takeover of the club will be completed on Tuesday with a 6-0 win.

Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with teammates Robinho and Jo.
Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with teammates Robinho and Jo.

Manchester City responded to the news that the formal takeover of the club by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan will be completed on Tuesday with a 6-0 thrashing of Portsmouth at Eastlands. Brazilian striker Jo put City ahead in the 13th minute when he rounded David James before slotting home after he was put through by compatriot Robinho. Skipper Richard Dunne doubled the lead in the 20th minute with a close-range finish and this time Jo set up Robinho who latched on to his knockdown and finished expertly with a low strike to make it 3-0 in the 57th minute City were not done though and Shaun Wright-Phillips (68), Ched Evans (78) and Gelson Fernandes (83) all got on the scoresheet to complete the rout. Everton came back from a two-goal deficit to claim a point against Hull at the KC Stadium. Michael Turner gave the Tigers the lead in the 18th minute when he turned home Dean Marney's corner and Phil Neville put through his own net two minutes after half-time to put Hull 2-0 up. But David Moyes' side refused to give in and Tim Cahil pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute when his shot rebounded off the crossbar and was adjudged to have crossed the line. Five minutes later Leon Osman steered home Ayegbeni Yakubu's from inside the penalty area to level and despite a frantic final 12 minutes neither side could find a winner. Juande Ramos' problems continue as his Tottenham side remain at the bottom of the table after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Wigan at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd Hull 2-2 Everton Man City 6-0 Portsmouth Tottenham 0-0 Wigan West Brom 1-2 Aston Villa

*PA Sport