Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Manchester City Players Rated As Pep Guardiola Leads Them To Their 9th Consecutive Win Against Swansea City

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Sourav Bhakat
An ardent sports lover who loves to sleep, eat and watch Manchester City play. In that order.

Manchester City survived Willy Caballero’s footwork and a 2-minute Swansea City pressure in the 93rd and 94th minute to stretch their winning streak to 9 games. Goals from Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 94th minute ensured a jittery few seconds for City. The win was however marred by the familiar sight of Kompany walking down the tunnel before the end of a match. We take a look at how the players fared for the Sky Blues.


Looked uncertain with his feet throughout the match, although he did pull off a few smart saves to keep the hosts at bay.


Had a good game and was solid defensively while contributing regularly in attack. The rotation policy with Bacary Sagna seems to be working wonders for the Argentine.


Looked comfortable after a long injury and was strong in defence. Impressed with his passing as well. But the sight of him walking straight down the tunnel seems to have dulled the win to an extent.

STONES- 7/10

Had a comfortable night discounting a couple of nervy moments when he was at fault for over elaborating with the ball.

CLICHY- 8/10

The well-taken goal after an excellent team move added the cherry on the top of a tireless and effective performance.


FERNANDO- 7.5/10

Hardly let Fernandinho’s absence be felt. Looks a much improved player.

NAVAS- 7.5/10

Struggled in the 1st half along with the team but was a real threat down the right after the restart.

GARCIA- 7.5/10

Struggled to impose himself in the first half but settled well after the break spraying the passes around and even got on the end of a Navas cutback to score a well taken goal. Will get minutes down the road.

SANE- 6/10

Made his first start amidst much hype. But was not able to fully impose himself on the match. His overall game needs considerable improvement which he will get under Pep gradually.

ANGELINO- 5.5/10

Was played in an unfamiliar position in midfield and struggled. Showed plenty of willing but failed to reap rewards.


Was denied the usual service he gets from the likes of Silva and De Bruyne and failed to make much of an impact up top. But not for lack of trying.


DE BRUYNE- 6.5/10

Was given a run-out for 30 minutes. Looked lively as usual.


Made his debut for the senior team.



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