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Wayne Rooney is just one of two players to have scored 200 Premier League goals

Ronald Koeman praised ‘great player’ Wayne Rooney after the Everton striker scored his 200th Premier League goal in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Rooney, who netted on his second Premier League debut for the Toffees last weekend, ran onto Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s excellent cutback to net his second goal of his second spell at Goodison Park – and reach the Premier League 200 club at the same time.

The 31-year-old joins only Alan Shearer in that exclusive club, but the goal had a more immediate impact, ensuring Everton picked up a point at the Etihad Stadium.

Koeman praised his summer signing when speaking to talkSPORT after the game.

The Dutchman said: “We know he’s a great player with a lot of experience, he showed it again tonight.

“He will score always. A player with that productivity is what every team needs to score goals.”

Raheem Sterling scored City’s equaliser, striking a volley past Jordan Pickford following a poor defensive header from Mason Holgate.

Though disappointed by the manner of the goal, Koeman accepted the positives of taking a point against such a good team away from home.

“The team worked really hard,” he added. “We had the game plan we did perfect in the first half, then also in the second half.

“One unlucky moment by Mason [Holgate] – the header straight to Sterling and he scored the 1-1.

“But maybe it is a good point and we look at the positive.”


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