|Published : 16 Oct 2016, 11:57:23 | Updated : 16 Oct 2016, 13:40:18|
Man City held by Everton at Etihad as De Bruyne, Aguero squander penalties
Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties for Everton as his side escaped with a point against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, reports BBC.
Kevin de Bruyne was the first to miss in the opening period, seeing the Dutch goalkeeper push his effort away, and Sergio Aguero saw the same outcome in the second half.
Despite dominating possession, City went behind as Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a cool finish.
Nolito headed in for the hosts from David Silva's inch-perfect cross, but De Bruyne had a drive brilliantly saved by Stekelenburg, as City failed to find the winner.
Following their perfect start to the season when they won their opening six games, City have stumbled in their past two with defeat at Tottenham and this draw against Everton.
Boss Pep Guardiola stood scratching his head on the touchline in the second half, during a game in which his side had 19 shots and 72 per cent possession but only found the net once.