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Silva And Mahrez Get 8.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Brighton

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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 welcomed Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win in front of their home supporters. Pep Guardiola’s men dominated the game in the first half but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Riyad Mahrez finally broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute with a calm finish. Phil Foden doubled Man City’s advantage just 12 minutes later with a deflected attempt. Bernardo Silva managed to kill the game off with a solid left-footed strike in the 82nd minute as the contest ended 3-0 in favour of the Mancunian giants.

Let’s take a look at how each Man City player performed during the clash against the Seagulls.

GK: Ederson – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at home.

RB: Joao Cancelo – 8/10

Cancelo gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and made two good chances going forward.

CB: John Stones – 7/10

The English defensive ace earned the ball back a couple of times and was quite accurate with his passing.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10

The Spaniard was strong in the air and made plenty of clearances at the back.

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LB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10

He was solid at the back but offered very little in the final third.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.5/10

The Belgian talent made multiple chances for his teammates to score and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Rodri – 7/10

The Spaniard dominated the midfield battle but failed to influence the game in the Brighton half.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10

He had a few lively moments in the game but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 8.5/10

Mahrez caused all kinds of problems for the Brighton centre-backs and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.

ST: Bernardo Silva – 8.5/10

He led the line well for Man City and scored a good goal late in the game which killed the contest off.

LW: Phil Foden – 8/10

Foden had some bright moments in the final third and ended the game with a goal to his name.

Substitutes:

CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10

Dias added some bite and steel to Guardiola’s backline.

LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6/10

He didn’t do much after coming off the bench.

ST: Gabriel Jesus – N/A

The Brazilian forward hardly had any time to make an impact.

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