Weekend Review 21st August

Manchester City vs Everton

Since I did not get to watch the entire game I am going to base this off the highlights I watched and the parts of the game I did watch.

No surprises in the line ups as both teams started out as expected, Wayne Rooney returned to Manchester to face the team he had scored 8 goals against prior to this outing while Raheem Sterling was on the bench for City to face his former rivals in Everton.

The game started very well for Everton, especially Phil Jagielka. The Everton captain made some massive tackles, including one on Aguero to deny a clear goal scoring opportunity.

Shortly after a breathtaking ball from Aguero to Silva ended up smashing the woodwork, Everton broke on City and it lead to Rooney getting his 200th EPL goal. Amazing record for the former Manchester United Captain.

Walker was then sent off for 2 silly yellow cards within 2 and a half minutes. Going into the break things did not look very good for the Blue half of Manchester. The second half saw Sterling come on for Jesus who didn’t do all that much in the first half.

Sterling scored a fantastic goal in the 82nd minute to level things for City. This was followed by 2 quick bookings for Morgan Schneiderlin. The 2nd was rather unfortunate as Aguero sold the tackle so well that the referee booked the Frenchman. It was an unfortunate coming together and there was no intent to foul Aguero.

Both teams got a point, although one does get the feeling that Everton will be the happier team at the end of the night.

Man of the Match

Wayne Rooney bagged his 200th EPL goal, gets the man of the match award.

 

Next up

City are away to Bournemouth on the 26th in what should be an easy 3 points for City, Walker will miss the game due to suspension. Everton travel to London to face Chelsea who will look to win their second game in a row on the 27th of August on a Super Sunday with Liverpool and Arsenal facing off later in the night.

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