HISTORIC 200 GOALS: CERUTTI SPORTS MIX PUBLISHER, GREETS WAYNE ROONEY IN A SPECIAL LETTER
Dear WayneCongratulations on your historic landing of a 200 goal mark
I am especially pleased that you found the net in that historic encounterYou did an excellent job, and I really appreciate the fact that you have done what many say you could not do
You answered your entire critic confidently and thoroughly with a classy 200th goal and I have no doubt that your tireless hunger in front of goal will motivate the younger generations to work hard and remain focused in their pursuit.
ON BEHALF OF THE CERUTTI MEDIA (Sports Unit) we say big congratulations and wishing all the best in the days ahead
SIGNED BY YOUR VGREAT ADMIRER,
Chief Mike Cerutti
HOW ROONEY HIT HIS 200TH GOAL
Rooney slotted home the opening goal of the game for the visitors before Raheem Sterling earned City a point despite being down to 10-men due to Kyle Walker's red card.
The 31-year-old forward, scoring for the second consecutive game following his return to Everton, joins Alan Shearer as the only man to net 200 goals in the competition.
He remains 60 goals shy of Shearer's tally but moves further clear of third-placed Andy Cole who scored 187 times. Rooney's form suggests there are more to come.
"Tonight he had a big impact on the final result," Everton boss Ronald Koeman told Sky Sports afterwards.