Manchester City’s juggernaut keeps rolling in the right direction as they notch up another win, this time against Everton, who have been struggling to find their feet firmly throughout the season. The Citizens have looked in ominous touch in every game this season and there was no exception to that today as well as Pep Guardiola’s boys showed no mercy to the Merseyside club and won the contest by 3-1 at Goodison Park.
The match was almost over in the first half itself, with Gabriel, Sterling and Sane scoring the goals for Manchester City, giving them the lead that finally proved to be assailable for the Toffees. Sam Allardyce’s men showed some resilience in the second half and Yannick Bolasie pulled back one for the home side. However, it proved to be too little too late for them as the Citizens walked away with all three points, helping themselves to get one step closer to winning the Premier League.
Followed are the Manchester City player ratings from their comfortable win against Everton.
Did not have to do a lot throughout the match. Could have easily kept a clean sheet but for the thunderous strike from Bolasie that marred his clean sheet.
Kyle Walker: 7/10
Looked brilliant in his role, as he went up and down the pitch with brisk pace and kept Bolasie quite for most of the time.
Nicolas Otamendi: 7/10
Showed great composure alongside Kompany and made sure that the opposition strikers were kept quiet.
Vincent Kompany: 8/10
Brought all his experience into play and took on Cenk Tosun and Co. head-on, winning the battle with a considerable amount of ease.
Aymeric Laporte: 7/10
Did a good job playing out of position at the left back and had a good match nevertheless.
Looked as strong and lively as always, kept the ball under control and kept pushing for goals with brilliant passing. Kept lion’s share of the possession for his side with tackles on the opposition players.
David Silva: 9/10
“El Capitano”did what he does best, feeding the strikers with pin-point deliveries to get two goals for City. He looks to be ageing like fine wine!
Kevin De Bruyne: 8/10
The Belgian midfield maestro was everywhere in the midfield, from keeping possession of the ball to making darting runs into the final third. Chipped in with a brilliant cross for Gabriel, who just had to nudge the ball past Pickford to pick up the second goal for the Citizens.
Raheem Sterling: 8/10
Looked dangerous as he made constant runs into the attacking third and was rewarded with a goal for all his hard work.
Leroy Sane: 8/10
Just like Sterling made good runs and kept pushing for the goal from the very first minute. Opened the scoring for his side, meeting at the end of a brilliant ball from Silva.
Gabriel Jesus: 8/10
The Brazilian dazzler’s work rate was outstanding and his composure in front of the goal cannot be overlooked. The finishing for the second goal, which completely got Pickford wrong-footed, showed that he has got a very mature head on his young shoulders.
Bernardo Silva (Raheem Sterling 64″): 7/10
The Portuguese came on for Sterling and showed his class with a number of good touches and ball control.