Cyprus Mail
FootballPremier LeagueSport

Sterling stunner for City cancels out Rooney opener

Distraught Man City fans look on as Everton's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 200th Premier League goal

 

MANCHESTER CITY 1 EVERTON 1

Raheem Sterling’s 82nd-minute goal saved 10-man Manchester City from defeat as they drew 1-1 at home to Everton after Wayne Rooney had put the visitors ahead.

Rooney’s second goal in as many games this season was his 200th in the Premier League, making him just the second player after former England forward Alan Shearer to reach that milestone.

The 31-year-old, who rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United last month, side-footed through the legs of City keeper Ederson in the 35th minute after good work from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

City’s problems increased a minute before the break when they had full back Kyle Walker sent off for a second yellow card on his home debut.

But Pep Guardiola’s side saved their blushes when Sterling met a headed clearance from Mason Holgate and unleashed an unstoppable volley.

Everton had midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin sent off in the 88th minute.

Related Posts

Cyprus athletes ‘make the island proud’

Antigoni Pitta

Manchester United could finish in bottom half of Premier League, says Gary Neville

Press Association

Kane salvages point for Spurs at Chelsea with last-gasp header

Reuters News Service

Shambolic Man United suffer humiliating 4-0 loss at Brentford

Reuters News Service

Easy wins for Man City and Arsenal in Premier League

Reuters News Service

Fired-up Villa squeeze out 2-1 home win over Everton

Reuters News Service