Manchester City locked horns with Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to secure a victory on their travels in the Premier League. The Mancunian side made a good start to the game and got themselves ahead in the 45th minute when Erling Haaland found the back of the net. Pep Guardiola’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Jack Grealish doubled Man City’s advantage in the 58th minute before Haaland scored again just ten minutes later. Sekou Mara scored a consolation goal for the Saints in the 72nd minute. Three minutes later, Julian Alvarez scored from the penalty spot as Man City cruised to a dominant 4-1 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player performed during the match against the Saints.
GK: Ederson – 6/10
The Brazilian keeper hardly had anything to do in the game but won’t be happy after conceding a goal in the second half.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10
Akanji was strong in the air and accurate with his passing.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portuguese talent cleared the danger when needed and won his fair share of aerial duels as well.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10
Ake was hardly worked at the back but was a good presence on the ball.
CM: John Stones – 6/10
He made one good clearance at the back but offered very little going forward.
CM: Rodri – 6.5/10
The Spaniard earned the ball back once and passed the ball well from midfield.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 6/10
He made one key chance in the final third but got replaced in the 55th minute.
CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – 8/10
De Bruyne made a few decent chances for his teammates to find the back of the net and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CAM: Ilkay Gundogan – 8/10
He caused a lot of headaches for the Southampton defenders but failed to take his chances.
LW: Jack Grealish – 9/10
Grealish was a constant menace in the final third and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Erling Haaland – 8/10
Haaland came alive when his teammates needed him the most. He scored a goal in each half before being replaced in the 68th minute.
RB: Kyle Walker – 6/10
He offered very little after coming off the bench.
CM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10
Silva caused a few problems for the opposition defenders but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Julian Alvarez – 7/10
He got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot.
LB: Sergio Gomez – 6/10
The Spaniard didn’t offer much after coming on as a substitute.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10
He added more energy to Pep Guardiola’s midfield.