IT should have been party time at Eastland last night with Carlos Tevez agreeing to stay and Man City to top the table at Christmas for the first time since 1929.
But it took just eight minutes for Everton to turn party poopers with an opening goal from Gary Cahill and they went on to win 2-1.
William Hill have reacted to the result by offering 4-1 on City topping the table at any stage this season.
Their title odds have lengthened from 6-1 to 9-1 to win the Premier League but are odds on at 4-9 to finish in the top four.
Hills make Man Utd 5-4 favourites with Chelsea 2-1, Arsenal 9-2 and Spurs 40-1.
Everton showed they are a better side than their league position suggests and are now 3-1 with Hills for a top-six finish and 1-2 for top eight.