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Full time: Manchester City 1-1 Everton

  • Wayne Rooney puts Everton ahead with 200th Premier League goal.
  • Kyle Walker sent off for coming together with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
  • Raheem Sterling smashes City level with seven minutes to go.
  • Morgan Schneiderlin dismissed late on for second booking.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson makes debut off the bench after £45m move from Swansea City.

Raheem Sterling slams City level late on.

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Well that brings an end to our coverage of this Premier League. We're back later in the week with a Merseyside double-header as Liverpool host Hoffenheim and Everton are back in action at Hajduk Split in two European qualifiers.

But until then, it's goodnight.

Full-time: Manchester City 1-1 Everton

A very decent and dramatic Premier League game, one which both could have won. Wayne Rooney's goal was cancelled out by Raheem Sterling's thunderous effort either side of red cards for Kyle Walker and Morgan Schneiderlin. Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman will reflect upon a match either team could have taken all three points from, yet neither did.

RED CARD: Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton)

10 vs 10 for the final two minutes as Schneiderlin is off for a second booking, sliding in, but getting the ball, in a tackle with Aguero who goes down in a heap and convinces referee Madley into showing another caution.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-1 Everton (Raheem Sterling)

Game on with seven minutes to go. Danilo's cross is only cleared as far as the penalty area by Holgate and Sterling crashes the ball into the corner. The ex-Liverpool man scores his first goal against Everton and now they will go searching for a second.

End-to-end stuff this. Pickford keeps out Danilo's shot, getting down low to turn it away from danger. Everton counter, and Kompany is forced to foul Calvert-Lewin to stop him breaking clear and is booked.

City's players want Dominic Calvert-Lewin reprimanded when a stray arm connects with Otamendi. The referee takes no action, and rightly so.

Raheem Sterling should be drawing City level as he receives Aguero's lay-off but lashes high over the bar from 12 yards.

Still 15 minutes left.

Chance for City. Aguero wriggles away from three Everton defender and when De Bruyne tees it up, substitute Bernardo Silva drags his volley wide.

City pushing hard to get this equaliser but Everton looking threatening when they get on the ball. Raheem Sterling seeing a lot of it, but it would be fair to say he is being a little wasteful.

Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson, making his Everton debut, thrown on by Ronald Koeman. Tom Davies and Ashley Williams go off.

He certainly likes playing against City.

The major flashpoint of the half.

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Raheem Sterling on for City. David O'Leary and Sir Alex Ferguson are having a heated debate about the incident of the half. Can't imagine many people think he should have gone, perhaps except Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

So much to discuss after that first half. Should City be out of sight? Should Kyle Walker be off the field? Can might Dominic Calvert-Lewin be banned for diving?

Half time: Manchester City 0-1 Everton

Goodness. Quite a half. City have dominated but Everton lead and have a numerical advantage. Wayne Rooney put them ahead against the run of play, his 200th in the Premier League, before Kyle Walker was sent off for a soft collision with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

RED CARD: Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Drama at the Etihad. City down to 10 men as Kyle Walker, who was booked moments ago is sent off for a second booking as he nudges into Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The England man does look over his shoulder at the Everton forward but he makes a meal of the conduct and the referee Bobby Madley is convinced to show a second caution. This game has been turned around.

Wayne Rooney celebrates putting Everton into a first half lead.

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City's frustration boils over as Kyle Walker is booked for a late challenge.

GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 Everton (Wayne Rooney)

Quite extraordinary. Everton survive City striking the post and go down the other end to take the lead. Calvert-Lewin and Holgate combine and when the full-back turns inside he picks out Rooney who side-foots home for his 200th Premier League, his second in as many top flight games since returning to the Toffees and of course at the home of the rivals of his former club Manchester United. All the subtext.

OFF THE POST! David Silva strikes the up-right as Aguero picks him out. Everton survive, again.

Sergio Aguero butchers City's best chance of the game as De Bruyne plays him in but he neither shoots not tries to find his teammate and the chance is gone and Jagielka clears.

Man City edging close to the goal which would give them the lead. Pickford pushes away Fernandinho's effort which Aguero gets to first. The Argentine clips the ball over the onrushing 'keeper and it needs Jagielka to head behind his own goal.

Tom Davies booked for diving as he tries to buy a foul from the referee. He runs straight into Otamendi and the officials gets it spot on.

A minute's applause in the 22nd minute to remember those who lost their lives both in Manchester in May and last week in Barcelona. Both cities stand united tonight.

City trying to run before they can walk, somewhat. Playing some lovely football but there is little cutting edge at the moment. Though perhaps that is a matter of time.

Everton have been totally overwhelming during these opening 15 minutes or so, barely seeing the ball and watching City dominate. Tom Davies does have an effort during a rare break from the visitors, but shoots well wide.

Look who it is.

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Not the view Tunnel Club would have envisaged before kick-off.

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Yellow card for Morgan Schneiderlin. Bobby Madley did allow play to continue but despite the City attack breaking down he retreats to the challenge and books the France midfielder.

Calvert-Lewin strikes goalwards in the fourth minute, soaring wide from a long-way out. Not a bad effort.

Underway at the Etihad Stadium. The mist remains.

Fireworks on the pitch before kick-off but the smoke has made it almost impossible to see anything. We wait to see if kick-off will be delay. The haze is not exactly lifting quickly.

Players out and shaking hands before kick-off. Just minutes away from kick-off.

Can't help but feel Everton have selected a team ready to get a draw out of today's game. We'll see how they line up.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is in the house keeping tabs on Manchester United's local rivals.

The Etihad Stadium has undergone a bit of a renovation including the introduction of 'Tunnel Club' which gives a premium view to fans, for a premium price. Think Club Wembley.

No place in the team tonight, but Ilkay Gundogan will have a watching brief.

City ended last season and begun this term on the road, so they're back at the Etihad tonight.

Meanwhile, thirteen new players have arrived at Goodison Park in what has been the biggest summer of spending in Everton's history. And what it brings with it is heaps of expectation around the blue half of Merseyside for perhaps the first time in the Premier League era.

Ronald Koeman pushed for the addition of Gylfi Sigurdsson as he believes the Icelander will turn the club from a Europa League qualifier to a Champions League contender. We'll wait to see if that prophecy will come true, but they will certainly be a contender.

Their opening for games has produced four wins and four clean sheets, so Koemna's new breed have made a good start but tonight is the first real text of their credentials. Can they catch City cold?

It is very easy to want to draw conclusions from the early weeks of the season, so let's try and avoid that and look at both side's expectations this term; starting with City.

Pep Guardiola's men are the biggest spenders in the Premier League for a second successive summer, but any failure to challenge for the title will not be tolerated. The Spaniard arguably faces the toughest season of his career where a place at the top is surely the minimum requirement. Some more evidence they can challenge in Europe will also be required. Tonight is their first serious test, and any failure to pass it will see Guardiola questioned again.

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A late change to the City team with Danilo replaced by Leroy Sane. We'll wait and see how that affects the make-up of the team. Can't see Sane going into left-wing back so it might mean Kyle Walker moving across, with Fernandinho going to the right. We'll see.

No infographic from Everton tonight displaying their team, which is a crying shame. If that changes, I'll let you know.

A view from inside the bowels of the Etihad Stadium.

Everton: Pickford, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Schneiderlin, Baines, Gueye, Holgate, Rooney, Davies, Calvert-Lewin.

So two changes made by Ronald Koeman from the opening win over Stoke. Mason Holgate comes in at wing-back, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin moving up front. Tom Davies comes in for Davy Klaassen. Sandro Ramirez also misses out.

BREAKING NEWS: Gylfi Sigurdsson on the bench for Everton. Full team news to follow.

Manchester City unchanged as expected.....

Teams on the way from the Etihad. The question is, Gylfi, or not to Gylfi?

Gylfi Sigurdsson
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Everton's shirts will also be emblazoned with the worker bee, too.

Though I'm not sure about that away strip.

One detail worth mentioning before we get into previewing this intriguing Premier League fixture. City will tonight continue to pay tribute to those who lost their lived in the terrorist attack in May at the Manchester Arena which saw 22 people killed, in their first home fixture since the episode.

Each of their shirts will feature the worker bee, a symbol of the unity the city has shown in the wake of the attacks, and will incorporate the red and yellow colours of Catalonia following another wave of attacks in Barcelona last week.

The shirts will then be auctioned off and the proceeds given to the charities set up to support those affected by both attacks.

So how might both sides line-up tonight?

Man City could have Ilkay Gundogan back for the first time in eight months following a knee problem, but he is not expected to start. Guardiola's side could be unchanged from the 2-0 win at Brighton, with Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy both injured.

Gylfi Sigurdsson could make his Everton debut tonight but having featured sporadically in pre-season it remains to be seen if he is fit enough to start. Sandro Ramirez could return after missing the Europa League win over Hajduk Split, and Ronald Koeman could shuffle his pack three days out from the return leg in Croatia.

After a statement of intent by Manchester United and a sign that Chelsea will not go down without a fight this term, it is the turn of Manchester City to flex their title muscle. Pep Guardiola's side are the Premier League favourites but they will want to improve from the win over Brighton on the opening weekend.

But against an Everton side who have already played four times this season it will be far from easy. The Toffees may only have won at the Etihad once this decade but they have won four from four without conceding, and could give a debut to Gylfi Sigurdsson. Ronald Koeman's men won't roll over without having a go.

At the team news and updates ahead of City vs Everton on the way ahead of the 8pm kick-off.