Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti said Manchester City at the moment are the best team.

Ancelotti made the comment after City increased their hope of clinching a third Premier League title in four seasons by beating his team, Everton on Wednesday.

With 14 matches remaining, the Everton boss has hailed the progress at the club, after they extended their lead at the top to 10 points. He said it was “almost impossible” to compete against Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Italian, when asked if Everton had lost to the team that will become champions said, “I think so, it is really difficult to say another name,”

“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.”

On this feat by the Etihad club, Phil Foden played a vital role by firing 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.

Riyad Mahrez restored City’s lead, with a wonderful curling finish from 18 yards, before Bernardo Silva beat Pickford from a similar distance in the closing stages.

Another feat achieved by Manchester City is that they have become the first team in English top-flight history to win their opening 10 matches in a calendar year.