City held by Everton, as Rooney makes history

City held by Everton, as Rooney makes history

Wayne Rooney scored a historic 200th Premier League goal as Everton secured a 1-1 draw against Man City at the Etihad.

Rooney gave the Toffees the lead in the 35th minute, after a brilliant piece of work on the right by Calvert-Lewin who got the better of Vincent Kompany before squaring the ball to Rooney, who made no mistake by side footing excellently past Ederson in goal for City.

The goal sees him become the second player in Premier League history to score 200 Premier League goals, with Alan Shearer, who has 260goals on his record.

Things got worse for City when they were reduced to ten men just before the break, as Kyle Walker was shown his second yellow of the evening, a minute after the first, for dangerously barging into Calvert-Lewin in an off the ball incident.

Everton went into the break with a 1-0 advantage thanks to Rooney’s goal.

After the break, Pep Guardiola made a quick substitution as Gabriel Jesus was replaced by Raheem Sterling.

Eight minutes from time, the England international made an impact as City were back level.

Sterling capitalized on a terrible error from the young defender, Mason Holgate, who headed a cross from Danilo back into his own box, with Sterling on hand to volley home into the bottom corner to bring City level, 1-1.

However, Everton would finish the match with ten men, following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second yellow of the game, after the Frenchman caught Kun Aguero with a tackle.

But replays would show that the ex-Man Utd man had cleanly won the ball and was unfortunate to have been sent off, as Everton became the first team that Pep has failed to beat after three matches.

Speaking after the match, goal scorer, Rooney had this to say;

“To score in such an important game is a sweet moment. I’m sure the red half of Manchester will be happy,” the former United captain added.

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