Manchester City entertained Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they looked to secure a comfortable win at home in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s men made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the eight-minute courtesy of Phil Foden’s impressive finish. Erling Haaland doubled Man City’s advantage with a solid header in the 34th minute and made it 3-0 just three minutes later with a stretched finish at the far post. Phil Foden killed the game off just before the half-time break when he found the back of the net from close range as Man City led 4-0 at the break.
Antony scored for Man United in the 56th minute with a stunning strike from long range. However, Guardiola’s players added two more goals to their tally as Haaland and Foden went on to complete their hattricks. Anthony Martial got some pride back for the Red Devils after he scored a late brace but Manchester City ended up cruising to a dominant 6-3 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against Manchester United.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper made a string of solid saves at the back but will be disappointed after conceding three goals during the 90 minutes.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
Walker was solid at the back but could last only 40 minutes.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10
Akanji was a dominant presence inside his half but failed to keep the opposition attackers quiet in the second half.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10
He made one key chance in the final third but looked vulnerable at the back.
LB: Joao Cancelo – 6.5/10
The Portuguese talent earned the ball back a few times and made some decent runs with the ball down the left flank. However, he was guilty of giving away a penalty late in the game.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 8.5/10
The Belgian international completely ran the show in the Man United half and has got two assists to show for his efforts.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10
Gundogan anchored the midfield well and was a threat in front of the opposition goal.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 8/10
He got stuck in with some solid tackles and orchestrated some inviting chances for his teammates on the attacking end of the field.
RW: Phil Foden – 10/10
Foden was a constant menace in the final third and scored three fine goals to help his team secure a convincing win at home.
ST: Erling Haaland – 10/10
The Norwegian striker was unplayable at times because of his pace and power. He scored three great goals and deserves to share the man of the match award with Foden.
LW: Jack Grealish – 8/10
He made some decent runs with the ball and created a few excellent chances up top. However, he failed to threaten the opposition’s goal.
RB: Sergio Gomez – 7/10
He picked up an assist in the second half but was far from convincing at the back.
CB: Aymeric Laporte – 6/10
Laporte allowed two late goals on his watch.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
He didn’t get a sniff at goal.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 6/10
Alvarez had one bright moment in the game.
CM: Cole Palmer – 6/10
He added some energy to Guardiola’s midfield.