Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney became the second player to score 200 Premier League goals, after former Blackburn and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer, when he put the visitors ahead after 35 minutes in a match that ended 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
The 31-year-old put Koeman’s men ahead in 35 minutes after which Walker got a second yellow and a red card to be sent off from the field, reducing Pep Guardiola’s men to 10 before half time, even though they still maintained a ball possession of an average of 62%.
Everton’s hope of leaving the Etihad stadium with a maximum three points was cut shot in the 82nd minutes, when Raheem Sterling who came in as substitute for Gabriel Jesus in the 46th minutes, volleyed the ball into the net to salvage a point for 10-man Manchester City.
The goal did not just deny Everton victory, but it also made Wayne Rooney’s 200th Premier League goal insignificant as it would have made a better headline if Rooney’s 200th premier league goal had given victory to Koeman’s men at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who had reservations about the officiating decided not to answer questions during the post match press conference about the sending-off of Walker, as he simply said “Next question”.