Kyle Walker got sent off in the dying minutes of the first half to leave Manchester City with ten men against Everton at the Etihad, with the visitors already leading 1-0, thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, City fought back in the second half and eight minutes from time they equalized with a fabulous Raheem Sterling strike, leaving Pep Guardiola impressed with his team’s fighting spirit.
We are here for the results but, in the end, you have to analyse the performance. It is one of the proudest days of my life seeing how we have done, 10 against 11, against Everton, a Europa League team, with top quality players
the Catalan manager told Sky Sports, praising his players.
It was not easy but we tried and we missed some chances, even against 11 men. We have done everything. I don’t know how many chances we created, I don’t know how many chances they created, but it was 10 against 11 for 65 minutes
Guardiola also said, before remembering a similar situation during last season.
It was similar to Burnley last year when we were together, two days after Liverpool, and played again for 70 minutes with 10 men
the City manager recalled, referring to Fernandinho’s red card early in the game against Burnley, which his team ended up winning 2-1.