Manchester City faced off against Everton at Goodison Park earlier this evening as they focused on securing maximum points on the road. The Mancunian giants dominated possession in the first half but struggled to make the decisive breakthrough. The visitors went into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.
Pep Guardiola’s men came out with more purpose in the second half and finally managed to break the deadlock in the 82nd minute when Phil Foden scored from close range. The match ended with Man City earning a narrow 1-0 win away at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Man City player performed during the contest against the Toffees.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper made a couple of solid saves during the game and secured an easy clean sheet away from home.
RB: John Stones – 8/10
He was strong in the air and made a few exciting runs with the ball in the opposition half.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portuguese talent dealt with the danger well when needed and earned another important clean sheet on the road.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7.5/10
He retained possession with ease and got stuck in with some solid tackles as well.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 8/10
Cancelo performed his defensive duties well and made multiple runs with the ball down the left flank.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.5/10
He caused a lot of problems for the Everton defenders but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.
CM: Rodri – 7.5/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield with conviction but was fortunate not to give away a penalty in the second half for handling the ball inside his own penalty box.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
He got back to defend when needed and made two good runs with the ball towards the Everton penalty box.
RW: Phil Foden – 7.5/10
Foden kept pushing for a goal and finally managed to get his name on the scoresheet with a calm finish from close range.
ST: Bernardo Silva – 7/10
The Portuguese attacker caused a lot of headaches for the opposition but didn’t do enough to score.
LW: Raheem Sterling – 6/10
He made one good chance during the game but struggled to be decisive in the final third.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 6/10
Jesus added some energy to Guardiola’s attack.