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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Following a rough trip to Aston Villa and a disappointing Champions League performance against Bayern Munich, Manchester City look to get their season back on track with a home victory over the English Premier League’s last unbeaten team.
With three wins and three draws to start the season, Roberto Martinez’s Everton squad enter the Ethiad Stadium early Saturday with confidence and an impressive record against Man City in recent seasons. Tim Howard and the Toffees sit in fourth place after Monday’s victory against Newcastle United, which featured another fantastic performance from on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku.
The day’s EPL action wraps up at the Stadium of Light, where winless Sunderland prepare for their battle against a reeling 12th-place Manchester United. David Moyes and the defending league champions were stunned at home by West Bromwich Albion last weekend, and a midweek draw at Shahktar Donetsk did not do much for the Red Devils’ confidence heading into their final match before the international break.
While Man United battle Sunderland, defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich continue their hunt for the top spot in their league in a road match against Bayer Leverkusen. First-place Borussia Dortmund, who take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the league’s early Saturday offering, will definitely have their eyes on the result of this battle between their two biggest competitors in this early season race.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – NBC Sports Network - Manchester City vs Everton
9:30am – GolTV - Borussia M’gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra - Cardiff City vs Newcastle United
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra - Fulham vs Stoke City
10am – NBC Sports Live Extra - Hull City vs Aston Villa
10am – NBC Sports Network - Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
10am – beIN Sport en Español - Elche vs Espanyol
11am – beIN Sport - Monaco vs Saint-Étienne
12pm – beIN Sport en Español - Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad
12:30pm – NBC Sports Network - Sunderland vs Manchester United
12:30pm – GolTV - Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern München
2pm – beIN Sport - Levante vs Real Madrid
4pm – beIN Sport - Barcelona vs Real Valladolid
6pm – Univision - América vs Guadalajara
7pm – MLS Direct Kick - New York Red Bulls vs New England Revolution
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs Sporting Kansas City
7:30pm – MLS Live - Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
8pm – UniMás - Tigres UANL vs Toluca
8pm – Univision Deportes - Atlante vs Monterrey
9pm – MLS Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs Dallas FC
9:05pm – Telemundo - León vs Puebla
10pm – NBC Sports Network - Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders
10pm – Univision Deportes - Atlas vs Cruz Azul