Manchester City beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Wednesday night to equal Liverpool’s points total and go top of the Premier League on goal difference.
League leaders before kick-off, Liverpool’s advantage over Manchester City has been eliminated over the past week.
We went out and asked Everton fans if they want to beat Man City and help Liverpool in the title race. Or lose 3 points and spoil the reds chances. Here’s what they said. #EFC #EVEMCI #LFC pic.twitter.com/wjbkN1H1Sk
— Tom Munns (@TomMunns1) February 5, 2019
Twisted loyalties were on show with Liverpool fans wanting Everton to win as well as some of the home support confirming they wouldn’t mind defeat if it helped limit their rival’s chances of winning the title.
These were the best tweets and jokes as we all watched Manchester City win at Everton to go top of the table for the first time since mid-December:
Tonight, everyone is an Everton fan…except for Everton fans.
— Laura Mary McCabe (@LauraRebelSolo) February 6, 2019
— Adam (@Adamkhan987) February 6, 2019
Looks like Marco doesn’t want Liverpool winning the league either
— Paul Gillespie (@pgillespie46) February 6, 2019
Everton really benched Richarlison and Sigurdsson. They are fully on board with this thing.
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) February 6, 2019
Everton fans in the stands tonight pic.twitter.com/Iwo3IwRTVq
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 6, 2019
City and United fans joining forces to take down a common enemy in Liverpool pic.twitter.com/J4TrihLLUz
— Thomas Ederson (@MaxCityFC) February 6, 2019
— Arsene H (@Arsene1034) February 6, 2019
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) February 6, 2019
Everton fans right Now
— LFC FANS (@lfc_allting) February 6, 2019
😂 Everyone when they see Man City score and go ahead of Liverpool in the league..
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 6, 2019
There were genuinely Everton fans celebrating when Man City scored… pic.twitter.com/b7zvx0ThJx
— Jack Gill (@jacklfcgill) February 6, 2019
— Laura 🖤 (@JustLaurahhh) February 6, 2019
— Goal (@goal) February 6, 2019
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) February 6, 2019
Liverpool’s lead since December 28th pic.twitter.com/2U1ZqLwcBg
— mikenumber5 (@MikeNumber5) February 6, 2019
“You’ll sit in 2nd place after City defeat Everton you crybaby. Do you hear me? 2nd place.” pic.twitter.com/mPHhgUVMXE
— Real Talk Manchester City ⚽️ (@RealTalkMCFC) February 6, 2019
Everton fans right now pic.twitter.com/1lRXYCffTq
— darkgable (@Fattcheeked) February 6, 2019
— James🍋 (@fromejames97) February 6, 2019
— kiära ☄ (@kiwicroissants) February 6, 2019
Are Liverpool still top of the league? pic.twitter.com/66bkgzeC2y
— YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) February 6, 2019
Any city pubs in Liverpool ? 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/HE7gOMcn7k
— Will Mellor (@mellor5_will) February 6, 2019