Raheem Sterling rescues 10-man Manchester City

Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal as Everton drew 1-1.

Everton took the lead in the 35th minute before Kyle Walker was sent off. Raheem Sterling powered the ball into the bottom left corner late on to save a point for Manchester City.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin caused problems for the City defence early on and his shot went narrowly wide of the right post after just four minutes.

City dominated the early stages though with Sergio Aguero’s shot being blocked and Gabriel Jesus firing over from long range.

Aguero came close to breaking the deadlock in the 26th minute, lobbing over Jordan Pickford before Phil Jagielka headed the ball behind.

The Argentinian missed again with City’s next chance. Kevin de Bruyne played him in but Aguero dwelled on the ball too long to allow Jagielka to make the block.

David Silva was then found in the box by Aguero’s through ball but the Spaniard’s shot rattled back off the post.

Rooney gave Everton the lead with their very next attack. Mason Holgate took the ball off Leroy Sane before finding Calvert-Lewin on the right side of the area. Calvert-Lewin then put the ball across the box to Rooney who powered the ball into the net off Ederson.

City went down to 10 men just before half time. Walker was booked for a late challenge on Leighton Baines and picked up a second yellow two minutes later after a challenge on Calvert-Lewin.

Despite being a man down, City still dominated possession in the second half but the Everton defence remained solid.

De Bruyne rifled a free kick into the wall moments after David Silva sent a shot straight at Pickford.

Gylfi Sigurdsson came off the bench to make his Everton debut and forced Ederson to punch away his free kick.

Bernardo Silva was next to have a go at the Everton goal. He received David Silva’s pass but the shot was off target.

With 15 minutes remaining, Sterling blazed the ball over the crossbar from close range.

City had their best chance of the match so far with their next attack. Danilo cut in from the left before unleashing a powerful shot from eight yards but Pickford somehow got down to divert the ball behind.

Sterling finally got the City goal with nine minutes remaining when he powered a volley into the bottom left corner from 15 yards.

Everton saw the game out with 10 men after Morgan Schneiderlin picked up his second yellow card but they held firm to earn a point despite late City attacks.

Cover Photo: Outside Etihad by Erik Cleves Kristensen used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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