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Foden Gets 8.5, Grealish With 8 | Manchester City Players Rated In Impressive Victory Vs Newcastle United

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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 entertained Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a positive result in front of their home fans in the Premier League. The Mancunian giants made a good start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 15th minute when Phil Foden found the back of the net. Pep Guardiola‘s men controlled the game well and cruised to a 1-0 lead at the half-time interval.

Bernardo Silva doubled Man City’s advantage in the 67th minute when he got his name on the scoresheet with a brilliant finish. The Premier League contest ended with the Mancunian side securing a 2-0 win at home.

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

GK: Ederson – 7.5/10

The Brazilian keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back and earned a comfortable clean sheet at the Etihad.

RB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10

He performed his defensive duties well but was a bit careless on the ball.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10

Akanji cleared the danger when required and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring today.

CB: Ruben Dias – 7.5/10

The Portuguese talent gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and passed the ball well from the back.

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium

LB: Nathan Ake – 7/10

Ake made a lot of crucial clearances at the back and was tidy with his passing.

CM: Rodri – 8/10

The Spaniard was a positive influence at both ends of the field and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10

He dealt with the danger when required and made one good run with the ball.

RW: Phil Foden – 8.5/10

Foden opened the goal-scoring for the home side in the 15th minute and was a constant menace in the final third.

CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7/10

He engineered some decent openings for his teammates to score. However, de Bruyne failed to score or assist a goal today.

LW: Jack Grealish – 8/10

Grealish was always willing to run with the ball and created some inviting chances for others around him. However, he was toothless in front of the opponent’s goal.

ST: Erling Haaland – 7/10

The Norway international tried to make things happen and ended the game with an assist to his name.


CAM: Bernardo Silva – 7.5/10

The Portuguese playmaker made an instant impact off the bench and scored with a great finish in the 67th minute.

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