Everton boss David Moyes takes his side to the Etihad Stadium this Saturday attempting to maintain an enviable recent record against Premier League Champions, Manchester City.
In the last ten meetings between the two North West clubs both home and away, Moyes has triumphed eight times and lost just twice. City, for all their success, have found themselves a bogey team in Everton.
When glancing back at the recent period of dominance Everton have enjoyed over City, one must have a great deal of admiration for the way David Moyes has repeatedly sent his team out to outwork, outthink and outbattle their wealthier and more celebrated opponents. The expenditure shelled out by City’s Arab owners could have bought Everton Football Club several times over. Moyes must often wonder what he could do with the resources afforded to current City boss Roberto Mancini. And therein lies an interesting encounter off the pitch too.