Monday, 21 August 2017

Rooney Makes History Against Manchester City, Scores 200th Premier League Goal

Former Manchester United's captain, Wayne Rooney netted his 200th Premier League goal in a first-half in which City were reduced in numbers as Kyle Walker picked up two rather unlucky yellow cards.

Raheem Sterling restored parity late into proceedings before Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off as both sides had to content themselves with a point.

In the first stanza Sergio Aguero was looking a threat and had a great opportunity to open the scoring when slipped through by Kevin De Bruyne but took too long to pull the trigger.

City kept looking for openings and Aguero's delightful ball with the outside of his foot was met by David Silva who drilled his shot against the upright.

Pep Guardiola's men were promptly made to pay for their profligacy as Everton went up the other end to open the scoring.

The impressive Dominic Calvert-Lewin cut inside and picked out Rooney who finished with aplomb to join Alan Shearer as the only man to surpass 200 goals in England's top flight.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side just before the break as Walker was given his marching orders as he barged into Calvert-Lewin under a high ball although there was no indication of foul play.

Despite being a man light City bossed the second-half but were plagued by an inability to apply the finishing touch to their moves.

The home side eventually got it right as Sterling thumped home on the half-volley in the 82nd minute, capitalising on a poor clearing header.

With only minutes remaining Everton were also reduced to 10 men as Schneiderlin was the victim of another questionable decision.