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Wayne Rooney cracks joke at Man City's expense after goal for Everton

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Wayne Rooney was in very good spirits in his post-match interview following Everton's 1-1 draw away at Manchester City on Monday night.

The 31-year-old forward scored the opener at the Etihad before Raheem Sterling came off the bench to score a late equaliser.

Rooney re-joined his boyhood club this summer as part of the deal which saw Romelu Lukaku join Manchester United in a £75m deal.

He left Old Trafford as the club's record goalscorer and his early performances at Everton suggest he's not lost his goalscoring touch.

Rooney netted the winner in the opening day of the season 1-0 win over Stoke City and took his tally to two in two on Monday night.

Following some fine work from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, he opened up his body quickly to produce an instinctive left-footed finish past Ederson to silence the boo boys in the Etihad.

The former Manchester United captain has an excellent record at the Etihad Stadium and tickled Gary Neville with a cheeky joke in his post-match interview.

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Speaking about his goal on Sky Sports, Rooney was asked to explain what it's like scoring against Man City, and he couldn't help but crack a joke.

"What, again!?" asked Rooney, replying to Gary Neville while laughing. "Of course it was nice obviously, with me at Manchester United scoring a few times here.

"To do it today in such an important game for us, early on in the season we've got tough games coming up, it was a sweet moment and I'm sure the red half of Manchester would have enjoyed that one."

Ronald Koeman's side face another tricky away trip next, travelling to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to take on the Premier League holders Chelsea.

Hoping to challenge for the top four, the display against Manchester City will give his side plenty of confidence.

Spending a club record £45m on Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was a big statement of their Champions League ambitions.


He came off the bench to make his debut in the second half of Monday night's 1-1 draw.

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