Manchester City 1-1 Everton: Dominant and wasteful from City

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  • Pep goes 3 at the back
  • Lukaku puts Everton up
  • Stekelenburg saves two pens
  • Nolito equalizes

Romelu Lukaku‘s counterattacking goal stunned dominant Manchester City, who missed two penalties in a 1-1 draw with Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Lukaku worked Gael Clichy in the 64th minute and cut his shot around a sliding Claudio Bravo to make it 1-0.

City still leads the Premier League, but is level on points (19) with victorious Arsenal. Everton sits sixth with 15 points.

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Manchester City was lively, earning a penalty shout in the 11th minute when Leroy Sane hit the deck after beating Bryan Oviedo. There was grey area, but Sane’s fall wasn’t exactly nuanced, and referee Michael Oliver was unmoved.

Given Kevin De Bruyne‘s skill on a free kick, a 17th minute free kick felt almost as likely as a penalty… but the wall did its job and City won a corner. Pressure continued.

Everton should’ve arguably been down a man when Seamus Coleman slid into Raheem Sterling, studs onto lower ankle. City’s English attacker was down for a spell, but returned to the game.

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But City won another deserved penalty, which Stekelenburg stopped! Jagielka was again the culprit, this time cutting down Aguero, but Stekelenburg flew off the line to parry the Argentine’s hard shot.

Stekelenburg made another save on Aguero moments later, but Nolito finally found his way through when he headed David Silva‘s cross home in the 72nd minute.