Manchester City kept their juggernaut rolling in the Premier League as they clinched a clinical win at the Etihad Stadium against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Gabriel Jesus struck twice in the first half to get his side over the line in a mostly one-sided match that saw the Citizens press from the word go. Their tactics increased the goal difference between the teams as Conor Coady scored an own goal from a Kevin De Bruyne cross to end all hopes for Wolves.
Chances were few and far for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who had a disappointing outing. The Wolves were reduced to 10 men as the referee gave Willy Boly marching orders in the first half after a dangerous tackle on compatriot Bernardo Silva.
Here is how the Manchester City players were rated from their win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Had a quiet night with most of the action happening on the other end of the pitch.
Kyle Walker: 6
Made a number of good runs with the ball up the pitch but lacked the composure in the second half.
Aymeric Laporte: 7
Guarded his goal well with tackles and interceptions. Provided a beautiful pass to initiate the attack that resulted in the first goal.
John Stones: 7
A solid performance in the backline from the Englishman.
Kept his side out of harm’s way with important clearances. Gave the ball away on a couple of occasions in the second half.
Another calm and composed performance from the Brazilian maestro in the heart of midfield.
Bernardo Silva: 7
Delivered a number of telling balls into the danger area and deceived the opposition with his classy skills.
David Silva: 7
His accurate passes created a lot of trouble for the opposition defence throughout the match.
Raheem Sterling: 7
Made a number of darting runs into the box from the right-hand side. Drew a foul from Ryan Bennett in the box to win a penalty for his team.
Leroy Sane: 8.5
Was at his best from the word go. Troubled the Wolves defenders throughout the match and it was his telling cross that just needed a touch from Jesus for the opening goal. Looked menacing throughout.
Gabriel Jesus: 8
Brilliant composure in front of goal as he scored a brace to confirm three important points for his side. Struggled a bit with an apparent back spasm and was taken off in the second half.
Kevin De Bruyne: 7
Kept creating space with his brilliant footwork and passed the ball well. His excellent cross into the box drew the error from Coady as he deposited the ball into his own net.
Ilkay Gundogan: 6
Did well in his short stint on the pitch.
Sergio Aguero: NA
Played too little to warrant a rating.