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Wayne Rooney scores against old rivals Man City to reach 200 Premier League goals

The former Man United player reached an incredible landmark with a goal against the old enemy

It was written in the stars.

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for Everton against old enemy Man City to bring up his 200th Premier League goal at the Etihad.

The ex-Man United forward has a good record against City and he built on it with a side-foot finish as the Toffees took advantage of an poorly executed Leroy Sane pass in the first half.

Yep, him again…

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Yep, him again…

Mason Holgate pounced on a loose ball and delayed his pass through to Dominic Calvert-Lewin perfectly before the 20-year-old Englishman squared for the late-arriving Rooney.

The goal came under a minute after David Silva had rattled Jordan Pickford’s near post.

Holgate waited until the perfect moment to release Calvert-Lewin into the box

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Holgate waited until the perfect moment to release Calvert-Lewin into the box

The England Under-20 star kept his cool and found an unmarked Rooney in the middle

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The England Under-20 star kept his cool and found an unmarked Rooney in the middle

Ederson could have done better but Rooney and Everton won’t care

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Ederson could have done better but Rooney and Everton won’t care

City fans will once again be asking questions of their keeper.

Rooney’s shot was more or less straight at Ederson and the Brazilian keeper could only deflect the ball onto the post before it hit the back of the net.

Claudio Bravo’s poor form was a huge cause for concern last season and Pep Guardiola had hoped the ex-Benfica stopper would put an end to that problem.

Rooney received a typically hostile reception at the Etihad

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Rooney received a typically hostile reception at the Etihad

Rooney’s goal would have been celebrated passionately among Man United fans.

The 31-year-old has added to his Old Trafford legacy by dealing United’s rivals a potentially costly blow.

Whether he’s in United red or Everton blue, Rooney remains one of Man City’s chief tormentors.

England’s all-time top scorer scored his 50th and 150th Prem goals against City as well.

The fact he’s only the second man in history to score 200 Premier League goals is a truly astonishing achievement — congratulations, Wayne, fully deserved.

Walker was shown red on the brink of half-time

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Walker was shown red on the brink of half-time

City’s problems were compounded just before half-time when Kyle Walker was shown a controversial second yellow card for a clash with Calvert-Lewin under a high ball.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believed the referee had made the wrong decision in showing Walker’s second yellow as the ex-Spurs man did not make significant contact with the Everton forward’s face.

Plenty for Pep to mull over…

One of those nights

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One of those nights
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