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Soccer-Sterling stunner for City cancels out Rooney opener
August 21, 2017 / 9:06 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Sterling stunner for City cancels out Rooney opener

* Manchester City and Everton drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium

* Rooney put Everton ahead in the 35th minute

* The goal was Rooney’s 200th in the Premier League

* City’s Walker sent off in 44th minute for second yellow

* Schneiderlin dismissed for Everton late in game

* Sterling’s volley in the 82nd minute earns draw

* City are at Bournemouth on Saturday while Everton travel to Chelsea on Sunday

MANCHESTER CITY 1 EVERTON 1

Aug 21 (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Simon Evans

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