Leon Osman's swerving screamer that ends Man City's title hopes | inside World Soccer

Leon Osman capped his 300th game for Everton with a wondergoal which set the Toffees to a 2-0 home success over champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Everton player Leon Osman shoots from long range to score the opener against Manchester City
Everton player Leon Osman shoots from long range to score the opener against Manchester City

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Vastly improved from last week's FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic, Everton took the lead on the half-hour mark in spectacular fashion.

Seamus Coleman did his best Cristiano Ronaldo impression with a few stopovers on the edge of the box before teeing it up for Osman 25 yards out from goal.

The ball did appear to take a slight bobble before Osman made contact but it mattered little as it swerved away from a static Joe Hart and into the top corner.

Substitute Nikica Jelavić then made certain of the points in the third minute of stoppage-time to shatter City's already slim Premier League title hopes.

"Joe's a fantastic keeper and to beat him from that range, I can't ask for more, I'm delighted," Osman told Sky Sports.

"It maybe bobbled a bit as I hit it, but it went in the back of the net and gave us the goal that we needed to try to go on to win the match."


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