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Everton hold staggering advantage over Manchester City in goalscoring statistic



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A new statistic has emerged that details Manchester City’s struggles in front of goal this season, with strugglers Everton proving to be superior in the category.

City succumbed to their third successive domestic defeat on Sunday afternoon thanks to a late Gabriel Martinelli strike, leaving Pep Guardiola’s side in third place heading into the October international break.

Manchester City’s three defeats at the hands of Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup third round, as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal in the Premier League, have also coincided with a three-match suspension for Rodri.

However, some onlookers have often pointed the blame towards a lack of creativity and service for leading striker Erling Haaland – who, registering 10 goal contributions already this season, has often struggled to find the back of the net.

Now, a new statistic has emerged on social media that highlights the extent of Manchester City’s problems in front of goal, with the club’s xG statistic falling below 16th placed Premier League strugglers Everton.

That is as revealed by The xG Philosophy on X (formerly Twitter), who state that Sean Dyche’s Everton have so far created more xG – also known as expected goals – this season (16.43) than Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side (15.66).

Manchester City will return from the international break with a Premier League home match, as they welcome Roberto De Zerbi’s ever-impressive Brighton & Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium ahead of other crunch fixtures in the top-flight and in the Champions League.

A Manchester derby clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford will follow, as well as European trips to BSC Young Boys and Crvena zvezda in December.

As for international duty, Pep Guardiola will be hoping that his entire side return injury-free after the Catalan head coach saw a total of 18 first-team players selected for national team action with their respective nations.