Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal but Raheem Sterling came off the bench to snatch a 1-1 draw for Manchester City against Everton.

In a frantic contest that saw both sides reduced to 10 men, Rooney’s second goal since rejoining the Toffees looked to have earned victory after Kyle Walker was harshly sent off at the Etihad Stadium.

City responded in the second half and substitute Sterling volleyed a fine 82nd-minute equaliser before Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin also saw red.

What they said

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “I prefer to win the game but there’s nothing to say. It was quite similar to a lot of games last season.

“Sad because we want to start good at home but I don’t have regrets. We created chances again, a lot. They had one on the target, they scored.”

Everton manager Ronald Koeman: “You know even with one less player on the pitch, City is that high-quality team that they will create and they will play.

“They have different options and that made it really difficult. It is a good point, happy, we worked hard for that point and, okay, go into the next.”

Tweet of the match

Former Everton midfielder and Manchester City boss Peter Reid has his say on Monday’s red cards.

Star man

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Part of England’s triumphant squad at the Under-20s World Cup, he is flourishing in senior football. Proved a handful for the City backline, stretching the play and producing a fine pass for Rooney’s goal.

Moan of the match

Premier League football tends to go hand-in-hand with razzmatazz these days, but the pre-match pyrotechnics were a little over the top. Blue flames were accompanied by fireworks in the Etihad Stadium stands – all well and good but it led to heavy fog that only fully dissipated midway through the first half.

Stats of the match

Wayne Rooney became just the second player to score 200 goals in the Premier League with his first-half strike at the Etihad Stadium. Kyle Walker’s first top-flight red card came on his 200th appearance in the competition.

Ratings

Manchester City: Ederson 5, Kyle Walker 5, John Stones 6, Vincent Kompany 6, Nicolas Otamendi 6, Leroy Sane 5, Fernandinho 6, Kevin De Bruyne 6, David Silva 7, Gabriel Jesus 5, Sergio Aguero 6. Substitutes: Raheem Sterling (for Jesus, 45) 7, Danilo (for Stones, 65) 6, Bernardo Silva (for Sane, 69) 6.

Everton: Jordan Pickford 7, Mason Holgate 7, Michael Keane 7, Ashley Williams 6, Phil Jagielka 7, Morgan Schneiderlin 6, Leighton Baines 7, Idrissa Gana Gueye 6, Dominic Calvert-Lewin 8, Tom Davies 6, Wayne Rooney 7. Substitutes: Davy Klaassen (for Williams, 61) 6, Gylfi Sigurdsson (for Davies, 61) 6, Muhamed Besic (for Rooney, 90) 6.

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