Raheem Sterling’s late strike earned a 1-1 draw for Man City against Everton in a bad-tempered Premier League game at the Etihad.
Wayne Rooney’s 200th Premier League goal gave the visitors the lead (35) on Monday Night Football before Kyle Walker was controversially sent off for two yellow cards before half-time.
Sterling equalised for City with eight minutes to play and there was still time for Morgan Schneiderlin to receive his marching orders for a second booking after a challenge on Sergio Aguero.
The hosts squandered two good chances to go ahead as first Aguero uncharacteristically hesitated in front of goal, allowing Phil Jagielka to make a last-ditch challenge before David Silva’s low drive struck the base of Jordan Pickford’s post.
Everton swiftly took advantage of City’s wastefulness and went in front through former Manchester United captain Rooney.
He turned home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross to become only the second Premier League player after Alan Shearer to reach 200 goals.
It got worse for City just before half-time when Walker was dismissed for two quick-fire yellow cards. His first came after a mistimed tackle on Leighton Baines and the City summer signing was dismissed for a second booking after backing into Calvert-Lewin.
City created the better opportunities after the break despite being a man down as substitute Bernardo Silva snatched at a volley, Sterling fired over and Pickford smartly kept out Danilo’s low effort.
Everton club-record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson came on for his debut but had little impact before Sterling scored with an instinctive volley following a poor clearing header by Mason Holgate.
City pushed for a winner after Schneiderlin’s red card and went close when Bernardo’s measured pass almost picked out David Silva but Davy Klaassen’s expertly-timed interception denied the Spaniard.
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