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Mahrez Gets 10 | Manchester City Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Sheffield 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 clashed heads with Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a win in the FA Cup. The Mancunian club made a dominant start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 43rd minute when Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot. Man City went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Mahrez scored again in the 61st minute and went on to complete his hat trick just five minutes later. The match ended with Pep Guardiola‘s side earning an impressive 3-0 win in the FA Cup.

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

GK: Stefan Ortega – 7/10

Ortega had to make just one save in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at Wembley.

CB: Aymeric Laporte – 7/10

The Spaniard dealt with the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 7.5/10

He was a solid presence on the defensive end of the field and made one good run with the ball.

CB: Kyle Walker – 7/10

Walker got stuck in with some solid tackles and was accurate with his passing.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

CM: Ilkay Gundogan – 7/10

The German talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field and was replaced in the 74th minute.

CM: Bernardo Silva – 7.5/10

He kept the ball moving really well and was accurate with his passing.

CM: Sergio Gomez – 7.5/10

The Spanish talent caught the eye at times and was a real menace in the Sheffield half.

CAM: Julian Alvarez – 6.5/10

He caused some problems for the opposition defenders but failed to register a goal.

RW: Riyad Mahrez – 10/10

Mahrez has unstoppable at Wembley this evening as he scored a hattrick to help Man City secure the win. He deserves to be named the man of the match.

ST: Erling Haaland – 6.5/10

The Norwegian striker was quiet for most of the game and was substituted in the 67th minute.

LW: Jack Grealish – 7.5/10

He made some decent chances for others around him and ended the game with an assist to his name.


CM: Cole Palmer – 6/10

He added some energy to Guardiola’s midfield.

CAM: Phil Foden – 6.5/10

He made one key chance in the final third.

CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10

Phillips offered very little after coming off the bench.

RM: Rico Lewis – 6/10

He made one decent run with the ball.

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