Man City draw with Everton

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Aug 2017 09:23:25


 

MANCHESTER,

IT WAS a familiar tale for Manchester City—waves of attacks, relentless pressure but missed chances meant Pep Guardiola’s side needed an 82nd minute equaliser from Raheem Sterling to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Everton.
In City’s defence, they had to play the entire second half with 10 men after full-back Kyle Walker was shown a red card on the stroke of halftime.


But while pleased with the spirit his team showed, City’s Spanish coach could not disguise his frustration with his side’s failure to convert their chances.
“The second half we made a good performance, similar like last season when we played them here. We created the chances in the first half but we did not finish them,” said Guardiola.


“We created chances, before their goal, three or four... our amount of opportunities on target or close to target was good, we were there all the time but we never gave up.
“All you can do is try to create the chances. Maybe one day it will change. I think last season we were the team who made the most chances,” added the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach. Everton manager Ronald Koeman said despite the disappointment of conceding a late equaliser he was pleased with a point from a difficult trip.


“When you play at City it is always tough, how they play, how they try to play but I think the gameplan was perfect, we had a good defensive organisation... it was really tough, we had good man-marking.

Rooney joins the 200 club and shows he isn’t done yet
WAYNE Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday and gave another display which showed his career is far from over.
Rooney’s 35th minute goal looked to have earned Everton a surprise victory at the Etihad Stadium before substitute Raheem Sterling volleyed in an 82nd minute equaliser.


Although he did not end as the match-winning hero, Rooney was able to savour the moment he became just the second player to reach 200 Premier League goals.