Everton
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Man City
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Football

ByTheMinTheFL

Five minutes until kick-off in tonight's league cup fixture and both teams have sent out strong sides! What are your predictions?

Inaccurate passing the story of the first minute - will it be a tight, cagey affair after so much hype?

City players finding some space between the Toffees' midfield and defence and Delph has the first shot of the game. It didn't get very far

Free-kick to City that De Bruyne will look to whip in...

Headed behind by Funes Mori and it's the first corner of the game

Lukaku heads clear but the away side, in a very bright kit today, regain possession. 0-0 after five

City seeing the most of the ball so far but both teams are pressing well. Caballero gets his first touch of the ball and after 10 it's 0-0

Ross Barkley down after getting a kick to the lower calf. Everton fans will be hoping he's fit to continue as Mirallas warms up

Barkley returns to the field with a sprint. Good news for Martinez. 15 minutes gone and it's still goalless, without a real chance so far

De Bruyne with an ambitious strike from 30 yards out. He slices it and receives jeers from the Everton faithful, clearly uninspired so far