Manchester City locked horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result on their travels. The Mancunian giants made an electric start to the game as they took the lead in the first minute via Jack Grealish’s goal. Erling Haaland doubled Man City’s advantage in the 16th minute with a good strike from outside the box. Nathan Collins was sent off for a reckless challenge just 17 minutes later as the visitors went into the half-time break a man up and with a 2-0 lead.
Phil Foden added another goal in the 69th minute as Pep Guardiola’s men cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the match against Wolves.
GK: Ederson – 7/10
The Brazilian goalie had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet today.
RB: John Stones – 7.5/10
Stones gave a good account of himself when defending inside his half but offered very little going forward.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 7/10
He got stuck in with some solid tackles and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring today.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7.5/10
The Portugal international secured the ball back a few times and made one good run from the back.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 8.5/10
He did his fair share of defending and was a real threat in the Wolves’ half. Cancelo made a few excellent runs with the ball.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 8/10
The Belgian midfielder orchestrated a few decent chances for his teammates in the final third and has got two assists to show for his efforts.
CM: Rodri – 7.5/10
The Spaniard anchored the midfield with conviction and got replaced in the 80th minute.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 7/10
Silva managed to create a few good opportunities for others around him and ended the game with an assist to his name.
RW: Phil Foden – 7.5/10
He caused a few problems for the opposition and did well to get his name on the scoresheet in the 69th minute.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10
Haaland was a real handful for the opposition defenders and scored a good goal with a decent strike from long range.
LW: Jack Grealish – 8.5/10
The English talent made a dream start to the game by scoring in the first minute. He was a constant menace down the left wing.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the game.
LW: Julian Alvarez – 6/10
Alvarez had a couple of lively moments after coming off the bench.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6/10
Gundogan offered very little after coming on in the 71st minute.
CM: Cole Palmer – 6/10
He added more energy to Guardiola’s midfield.
RB: Sergio Gomez – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.