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Gundogan Gets 9, Laporte With 5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Comeback Win Vs Aston Villa

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

Manchester City clashed heads with Aston Villa at the Etihad earlier this afternoon, hoping to pick up a positive result and win their sixth Premier League title since 2012. Matty Cash opened the scoring in the 37th minute of the game as he headed Lucas Digne’s cross past Ederson Moraes to put his side in the lead. Philippe Coutinho doubled the visitors’ lead with a precise finish from the edge of City’s box. Everything seemed to be under control for Steven Gerrard’s men, but the Citizens summoned up three quick goals in under six minutes to clinch the title in a heroic fashion.

Let’s look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against the Villans.

Manchester City Players Rated In Win Vs Aston Villa

Ederson Moraes 5

The Brazilian shot-stopper could have doner better to prevent either of Villa’s goals from going in.

Joao Cancelo 6.5

The Portuguese left-back had a shaky start to the game, but he fared significantly well in the second forty-five minutes of the match.

Aymeric Laporte 5

The Spaniard was turned inside out by Philippe Coutinho for the second goal of the match.

Fernandinho 5

He started on a solid note but made some sloppy mistakes at the back as the game went on. Nonetheless, the Manchester City legend marks an end to his playing career at the Etihad by winning his fifth Premier League title. A top professional through and through.

Fernandinho
Philippe Coutinho of Aston Villa battles for possession with Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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John Stones 5

The England international did well to fit into the right-back position and prevented a certain Ollie Watkins goal early in the second half.

Rodri 7

The Spaniard turned the tables at the Etihad tonight as he scored the fourth goal of the game to level things out for his team.

Bernardo Silva 6

The Portugal international stayed deep to link up the play. He didn’t have too much of a job in the attacking proceedings tonight.

Kevin De Bruyne 8

The Belgian international was a constant menace for Steven Gerrard’s men throughout the ninety minutes. However, he could link up the play more efficiently once Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gudogan came on in the second half.

Riyad Mahrez 7

The Algerian winger created a few good chances for his teammates tonight. He dribbled past the Villa defenders, sat them down, and put some dangerous balls into the box.

Phil Foden 7

Same as Mahrez, the 21-year-old attacker was quite lively in Villa’s half but failed to produce anything significant.

Gabriel Jesus 6

The Brazilian striker went close to finding the back of the net in the 50th minute. He was full of energy in the top half of the pitch but lacked the clinical touch in front of the goal.

Substitutes

Oleksandr Zinchenko 9

He got himself the assist for Rodri’s goal.

Raheem Sterling 8

He set up Ilkay Gundogan’s first goal with a brilliant cross from the right-hand side of the pitch.

Ilkay Gundogan 9

Without a doubt, he is the of the match of the thrilling finale. The German midfielder’s perfectly timed runs made chance creation and conversion a lot easier for his side before he finally turned the tide with two goals in six minutes.

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