Manchester City 1 – 1 Everton [Premier League] Highlights video, mp4 download
Wayne Rooney’s 200th Premier League goal was not enough for Everton to earn all three points at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City battled to a 1-1 draw.
The former Manchester United forward, who predictably had every touch booed by the home supporters, fired Everton in front 10 minutes before half-time to bring up his double-century in the competition, becoming only the second player to reach the milestone after Alan Shearer.
However, Everton left Manchester disappointed to take only a point after Raheem Sterling struck late on to deny Ronald Koeman’s men a rare Etihad win.
The Toffees – leading through Rooney’s second strike of the campaign – were aided by a controversial red card for Kyle Walker just before the break.
City had been building momentum prior to the opening goal and then recovered well before Walker clashed with Dominic Calvert-Lewin – a soft second bookable offence leaving the hosts a man down for the entire second half.
But Pep Guardiola’s men kept pushing and, after a series of squandered chances, Sterling blasted an 82nd-minute equaliser to keep City unbeaten at this early stage of the season.
Both teams ended the game with 10 men as Morgan Schneiderlin – initially booked in the seventh minute – joined Walker in earning a second card in the closing stages.