Manchester City was down a man for almost 45 minutes, but you could hardly tell as the Etihad Stadium club came back to draw Everton 1-1 on Monday. An entertaining affair had a bit for everyone, as Wayne Rooney made Premier League history and Everton teammate Morgan Schneiderlin joined City’s Kyle Walker as players to earn iffy second yellow cards. Most teams will be quite pleased to take a point at Manchester City.
Philippe Coutinho is ready to hold talks with Liverpool after conceding defeat in his efforts to join Barcelona this summer, reports The Independent . The Brazilian saw a transfer request rejected by Liverpool, who have turned down three bids from Barcelona for the playmaker. With Liverpool adamant that he is not for sale, Coutinho and his representatives are now planning clear-the-air talks with the club’s key figures, with Barcelona being blamed for putting pressure on the player.
The latest stage of Jack Wilshere's comeback ended in ignominy when he was sent off for headbutting an opponent in reaction to a late challenge. Wilshere was playing in Arsenal Under-23s' 4-3 victory over Manchester City Under-23s at the Emirates