Manchester City took on Everton at home, hoping to move second in the table with a win and keep up the pressure on table toppers Chelsea. City were left frustrated for the whole of the first half before Sterling came up with a goal from Cancelo’s beautifully weighted pass from the outside of his right foot. Manchester City then dominated the game with Rodri and Bernardo Silva adding two more to notch up a comfortable win against the Toffees.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against the Toffees.
GK: Ederson – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper had a quiet outing today and only had to make one save during the game. He had a 100% passing accuracy and was faultless with the ball at his feet.
RB: Kyle Walker – 7/10
Walker didn’t have much defending to do as City were comfortable in possession. However, he won all his duels and made six ball recoveries.
CB: John Stones – 8/10
Stones was solid at the back and didn’t allow Richarlison any space to work with.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10
Laporte made some good tackles and was always at the right place at the right time to sweep out any Everton attack.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 8.5/10
Cancelo produced a beautiful assist with the outside of his right foot for City’s opening goal to break the deadlock. He also made some crucial interceptions and had a brilliant game going forward.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 8/10
The Portuguese midfielder did his job perfectly and came up with the third goal to kill the game off. His dribbling was outstanding, and he also created a few chances for his teammate to score.
CM: Rodri – 9/10
Rodri scored a stunning goal early in the 2nd half to put City in command. He controlled the midfield and completed the most passes in the game.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
The German international hit the woodwork once and kept the ball well in his possession. He also made some good runs and went into good areas to score from.
RW: Raheem Sterling– 7.5/10
Sterling missed a couple of big chances but held his nerves to score City’s first goal from a beautiful pass from Cancelo.
ST: Cole Palmer – 7/10
The young striker dropped in between the lines to drag defenders out and produced a few key passes in City’s attack.
LW: Phil Foden – 7/10
Foden played only an hour of football but looked dangerous on that left side, putting in crosses and creating big chances.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10
Ake came on in the closing minutes and didn’t have much to do.
ST: James McAtee – 6.5/10
McAtee looked lively in the five odd minutes he came on, also had a shot off target.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
Mahrez failed to finish off a couple of situations.