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Sterling And Ederson Get 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Arsenal

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Manchester City played hosts to Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium earlier this afternoon hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League. The Mancunian giants made a dominant start to the game and scored the opener in the 23rd minute courtesy of Raheem Sterling’s goal. However, the Gunners showed some resistance and went into the half-time break one-goal down.

The second half was more of the same with Man City pushing on in search of the decisive second goal. However, the North London outfit kept things tight right until the end as Pep Guardiola’s men grinded out a hard-fought 1-0 win at home.

Let’s take a look at how each Man City player fared during the match against the Gunners.

GK: Ederson – 7.5/10

The Brazilian goalie pulled off a couple of solid stops to keep his clean sheet intact and performed flawlessly to see out another win at the Etihad Stadium.

CB: Kyle Walker – 7/10

The English international kept things tight at the back but struggled to create too many chances in the offensive end of the pitch.

CB: Ruben Dias – 8/10

Dias showed great resilience under pressure and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring. He has got a well-deserved clean sheet to show for his efforts.

CB: Nathan Ake – 7.5/10

The ex-Bournemouth talent did well to mark Nicolas Pepe out of the game and will be quite happy after securing a shutout today.

Manchester City Player Ratings Vs Arsenal (Man City players are seen in the picture)
Manchester City’s English midfielder Phil Foden (L), Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (C) and Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero prepare for the second half during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 17, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

CDM: Rodri – 6/10

He got cautioned early on and was walking the defensive tightrope throughout the remainder of the contest. Rodri produced a much-improved performance after the half-time interval.

RM: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10

The Algerian wing wizard was not afraid to get on the ball but failed to find the telling touch in the final third.

CM: Phil Foden – 7/10

The talented youngster kept possession well for his side and made some driving runs in the opposition half. He ended the game with an assist to his name which will please Guardiola.

CM: Joao Cancelo – 6/10

He was sloppy on the ball but did enough work in midfield to help his side get maximum points today.

LM: Bernardo Silva – 7.5/10

The Portuguese playmaker was full of energy and running but failed to make a meaningful contribution in the attacking third.

ST: Raheem Sterling – 7.5/10

The English speedster scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half and was a constant menace for the Arsenal defenders. However, he was also guilty of squandering some decent opportunities to score during the game.

ST: Sergio Aguero – 6/10

The Argentine striker got some valuable game time under his belt, but he was far from his best.

Substitutes:

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6/10

He brought some energy onto the field.

CM: Fernandinho – N/A

The Brazilian hardly had any time to make an impact.

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