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Alvarez Gets 8, Mahrez With 7.5 | Manchester City Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Fulham

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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 Fulham at Craven Cottage earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Mancunian club made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the third minute thanks to Erling Haaland’s successful penalty. However, Carlos Vinicius equalised for the home side just 12 minutes later before Julian Alvarez restored Man City’s advantage in the 36th minute when he scored with an excellent strike. Pep Guardiola‘s players went into the half-time break 2-1 up on the scoreline.

Man City controlled the game well in the second 45 minutes and secured a hard-fought 2-1 win away from home.

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

GK: Ederson – 6/10

The Brazilian keeper didn’t have a save to make in the game and would be disappointed after conceding an early goal.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 7/10

He did what was required of him at the back and was a good presence on the ball.

CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10

The Portuguese talent cleared the danger when needed and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.

CB: Kyle Walker – 6/10

He made a couple of solid defensive contributions during the game.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Julian Alvarez of Manchester City celebrates with teammates Rodri and Jack Grealish after scoring the team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on April 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

CM: John Stones – 7.5/10

The English sensation gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and was a dominant presence in the air.

CM: Rodri – 7/10

He anchored the midfield well and was a threat going forward.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 7.5/10

Mahrez caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CAM: Julian Alvarez – 8/10

He got his name on the scoresheet in the 36th minute with a brilliant strike. Alvarez was a real threat in the opponent’s half.

CAM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10

Gundogan showed some flashes of what he is capable of but failed to register a goal.

LW: Jack Grealish – 7/10

He caused all sorts of problems for the Fulham defenders but there was no goal for him today.

ST: Erling Haaland – 7/10

Haaland was always looking to threaten the opponent’s goal and managed to score Man City’s opener from the penalty spot early in the game.


RW: Bernardo Silva – N/A

He didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

CAM: Phil Foden – N/A

Foden came on for the final few minutes of the game.

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