Raheem Sterling came to the rescue last night as City pulled a goal back to draw against Everton with our old Enemy Rooney putting them ahead in the first half. Sterlings volley got us a well-deserved point following Kyle walkers dismissal after 2 quick harsh bookings.
Peps team showed great character to peg back the game and in the last 20 minutes looked like they could snatch it. Substitutes Sterling and Bernardo Silva looked impressive.
For me, it was no surprise Rooney scored and his 200th league goal at that against us. It was almost written.
Pep was smiling at the end of the game, arm in arm with Rooney, but the firm handshake he gave referee Bobby Madley and the other officials said otherwise. That and the boos from the crowd showed the referee that he did, in fact, make a mistake in sending Walker off.
Guardiola refused to talk about Walker’s red card when asked about it in a post-match television interview. “Next question,” he said. Which isn’t surprising as if he would have told the interviewer what he thought it would no question be a fine and possible touchline ban.
He has said previously “We felt decisions like those cost us a lot of points last season,” the England winger said. “I didn’t see it as a second booking and I thought it was unfair.”
- City had 19 shots and 72% possession
- It was Walker’s first Premier League red card in his 200th appearance in the competition.
All in all the first 60 minutes city looked like last years team with no cutting edge, I just hope the last 30 minutes of the game is how we play from now on.