Former Burnley boss Dyche is set to be confirmed as Everton boss in the next 24 hours after talks with ex-Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa failed to produce a successful conclusion. Dyche will take over a side that has suffered nine Premier League defeats in 12 matches, a desperate run that cost Frank Lampard his job on Monday and has left the Toffees one place off the foot of the table. The 51-year-old spent 10 years at Burnley, winning two promotions from the Championship and even securing a seventh-place top-flight finish to take the club into Europe.
Nathan Ake's 64th-minute goal saw City through to the fourth round of the cup but they had to battle as Guardiola admitted the tactics employed by his former assistant Mikel Arteta surprised him as Arsenal's man-to-man marking interrupted City's flow. "It was a tight game, a difficult opponent," Guardiola said. In the second half we had to contact more than usual with Erling (Haaland), it is what we had to do.
The Egypt international has scored 17 goals this season but his seven in 19 Premier League appearances is well down on his previous numbers at this stage of a campaign. In his last three matches, the make-up of the front three has been different in each and what could be considered Klopp's preferred starting trio of Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz have been on the pitch for just 343 minutes together this season.