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Foden Gets 9, Alvarez With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Bournemouth

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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 faced off against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to earn a good result on the road. Man City made a great start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 15th minute when Julian Alvarez found the back of the net. Erling Haaland doubled his team’s advantage just 14 minutes before Phil Foden made it 3-0 to Man City just before the half-time break.

The Mancunian giants continued their dominance in the second half and scored again thanks to an own goal from Chris Mepham. However, the home side got a goal back in the 83rd minute when Jefferson Lerma got his name on the scoresheet. The contest ended with Man City earning a dominant 4-1 win away from home.

Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the match against Bournemouth.

GK: Ederson – 6.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made one solid save in the game but failed to keep a clean sheet.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10

Akanji made some crucial defensive contributions and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Ruben Dias – 7.5/10

He gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and was a good presence on the ball.

CB: Nathan Ake – 7/10

Ake did his fair share of defending and was a real threat in the final third.

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CM: Rico Lewis – 7/10

He was a positive influence in both halves and made one key chance in the final third.

CM: Rodri – 7/10

Rodri controlled the game well in the first half and was substituted in the 54th minute.

RW: Phil Foden – 9/10

He engineered plenty of meaningful openings for his teammates and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

CM: Julian Alvarez – 8/10

Alvarez caused a lot of problems for the opposition defenders and scored the opening goal in the 15th minute.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10

He had a couple of bright moments in the game but could last only 54 minutes.

LW: Jack Grealish – 7.5/10

Grealish came back to defend when needed and was a threat in the final third.

ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10

Haaland was a constant menace in front of the Bournemouth goal and got his name on the scoresheet in the 29th minute.


RB: Sergio Gomez – 6/10

He had a few bright moments in the game after coming on as a substitute.

CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10

Phillips added some energy to Pep Guardiola’s midfield.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10

He made one key chance in the final third.

CM: Máximo Perrone – 6/10

Perrone offered very little after coming on as a substitute.

RB: Kyle Walker – 6/10

Walker was shaky at the back.

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