Carlo Ancelotti believes Manchester City are hurtling towards a third Premier League title in four seasons after his Everton side were beaten by the Premier League leaders.
The Everton boss said it was “almost impossible” to compete against Pep Guardiola’s side, who extended their lead at the top to 10 points with 14 matches remaining.
“I think so, it is really difficult to say another name,” said the Italian when asked if Everton had lost to the team that will become champions.
“It was hard, almost impossible. At the moment they are the best team, they have quality, power, belief.
“It is very difficult to compete with them.”
Phil Foden fired City on their way to a 17th successive win in all competitions with a right-footed shot which hit Everton substitute Seamus Coleman on its way past Jordan Pickford.
Hard-working Everton were back on level terms five minutes later, Lucas Digne’s powerful attempt coming back off the post and hitting Richarlison before flying over the line.
However, a wonderful curling finish from 18 yards by Riyad Mahrez restored City’s lead before Bernardo Silva beat Pickford from a similar distance in the closing stages.
By beating Everton they also become the first team in English top-flight history to win their opening 10 matches in a calendar year.