Premier League Player Ratings: Manchester City

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Premier League Player Ratingsmanchester cityManchester City vs. Everton – 21/8/17

 

Ederson – 6/10manchester city

Could do nothing to stop Wayne Rooney tapping home from close range. Came off his line well when needed.

 

Vincent Kompany – 6.5/10manchester city

Used all of his experience to foul Dominic Calvert-Lewin when a three-on-two scenario opened for Everton, picking up a yellow card, and made a vital late challenge on Muhamed Besic when Everton again threatened from the counter.

 

John Stones – 6/10manchester city

Typically tidy on the ball, completing 26 of his 28 passes, but completely lost sight of Wayne Rooney for the opening goal.

 

Nicolas Otamendi – 7/10manchester city

Bossed the game in the air, winning more headers (7) than any other player on the pitch, and found space for a few long-range efforts on goal in the first half.

 

Leroy Sane – 4/10manchester city

Deployed in an unfamiliar left wingback role and was found out in defensive situations. Cheaply gave away possession to Everton in the build-up to the opener.

 

Kyle Walker – 3/10manchester city

Showed a lack of discipline to pick up two yellow cards in the space of two minutes. Offered little to the game in his 43 minutes on the pitch.

 

Fernandinho – 6.5/10manchester city

Industrious and versatile effort from the Brazilian, who covered a range of positions as Pep Guardiola scrambled to adjust to Kyle Walker’s sending off whilst chasing the game at 1-0. Lunged in vain to prevent Dominic Calvert-Lewin from setting up Wayne Rooney, but put in a solid shift.

 

David Silva – 6.5/10manchester city

Struck the woodwork in the first half. Tried to unlock the defence with the final pass but so often found a sea of Everton players ahead of him.

 

Kevin de Bruyne – 6/10manchester city

Tried to provide the creative spark with quick passes and movement, but Everton ultimately nullified his influence. Will have better nights to come throughout the season.

 

Gabriel Jesus – 5.5/10manchester city

Dropped off Sergio Aguero to get involved from deep. Keen to work hard but struggled to get involved. Hooked at half-time for Raheem Sterling.

 

Sergio Aguero – 6/10manchester city

Uncharacteristically hesitated on the ball when put clean through by Kevin de Bruyne in the first half. Played in a delightful ball for David Silva soon after, who hit the post.

Substitutes:

Raheem Sterling – 7/10manchester city

Initially came on at right wingback, to little effect, but grew into the game when City switched to a diamond in midfield. Clinically finished his chance, volleying into the bottom corner from Mason Holgate’s poor clearance.

 

Danilo – 7/10manchester city

Combined well with Raheem Sterling and so nearly found the equaliser, testing Jordan Pickford from an angle. Played in the cross that lead to Sterling’s goal.

 

Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10manchester city

A few mazy dribbles late on gave the home crowd a glimpse of his quality as Manchester City pushed for a winner.

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